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Playing for Pizza | Grisham, John | Signed First Edition Book


 
PLAYING FOR PIZZA by John Grisham
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. 2007 NY: Doubleday A New York Times and PNBA Bestseller! ISBN 9780385525008
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Playing for Pizza
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PLAYING FOR PIZZA by John Grisham - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK

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Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.

But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback–for the mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.

Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player–any former NFL player–at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers–at least until a better offer comes along–and heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma, has never been to Europe, and doesn’t speak or understand a word of Italian. To say that Italy holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

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4 of 5 Pleasant Surprise November 17, 2009
Reviewer: David R. from Sacramento, CA United States  
I didn't expect a lot from this book knowing that John Grisham is first and foremost a courtroom drama writer. But this novel about a man who sacrifices his life for football while thinking only of himself takes a fun and unexpected turn when he learns to think of others.

Surprisingly insightful, as I doubt wholeheartedly that Grisham ever played football overseas, this book offers much more than a respite from his normal writing. As he did with A Painted House, Grisham keeps the reader interested even if the setting and scenario may not be one that would seem intriguing from the onset.

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