Friday Night Lights
With two million copies in print, the #1 New York Timesbestseller is used as a textbook in high schools and colleges around the country. It is the basis for the acclaimed 2004 movie and the Emmy Award winning television series.
"Friday Night Lights has just about everything you could ask for...atmosphere, excitement and sheer gladiatorial spectacle...a cast of characters so rich that even a novelist (or a screenwriter) couldn't improve on it."--New York Times.
"Superb and disturbing....More than a sports book, it's a search for the America of ordinary people."--Newsday.
"Excellent and apparently immortal."--Boston Globe
"I loved this unflinching, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant tale of disability and difference, and what it means to be a father, a son, and a man." — Jennifer Weiner, author of Then Came You and Fly Away Home"
"Years after encountering a compelling character we often ask ourselves the 'what ever become of' question. In the case of Boobie Miles, Buzz Bissinger never let the story go and here he answers our questions as only he can." — Bob Costas
"In the Olympics, LeBron was a star, a leader, and the ultimate teammate. He helped our team become a Family. Reading Shooting Stars taught me how he became that kind of a teammate, developing the selflessness and loyalty that define who he is. What an amazing story." -- Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University head basketball coach
14 weeks on The New York TimesBestseller List.A"Best Book of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor and Rocky Mountain News.
"Superb...a fascinating look inside the managing of a professional baseball team." --John Grisham, The New York Times Book Review.
"A full-scale portrait of a struggling American metropolis that brings to mind such classics of urban reportage and analysis as J. Anthony Lukas's Common Ground and Nicholas Lemann's The Promised Land."--New York Times Book Review."