Friday Night Lights H.G. BissingerWorld Book Night 2012
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Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business.

In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

"Friday Night Lights offers a biting indictment of the sports craziness that grips . . . most of American society, while at the same time providing a moving evocation of its powerful allure."
New York Times Book Review

"An engrossing story of a high school football season. . . . Exciting, funny and, above all, horrifying."
—Tracy Kidder

Author Biography

H. G. Bissinger has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the National Headliner Award, and the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his reporting. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Three Nights in August, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He lives in Philadelphia.


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