Semi-Tough (Paperback)

Author: Jenkins, Dan

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Made into a hilarious and timeless film starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, and Jill Clayburgh, and recently ranked No. 7 on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Semi-Tough is Dan Jenkins's masterpiece and is considered by many to be the funniest sports book ever written. Originally published in 972, the novel follows the outsized adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett, start halfback for the New York Giants, whose team has come to Los Angeles for an epic duel with the despised "dog-ass" Jets in the Super Bowl. But Billy Clyde is faced with a dual challenge: Not only must he try to run over a bunch of malevolences incarnate, but he has also been commissioned by a New York book publisher to keep a journal of the events leading up to, including, and following the game. Infused with Dan Jenkins's characteristic joie de vivre and replete with cigarettes, whiskey, and wild women, Semi-Tough is an uproarious romp through a lost era of professional sports that will have any armchair quarterback falling out of his or her recliner in hysterics.

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Publisher Perseus Books Group
Mfg Part# 9781560258599
SKU 202435187
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1560258594
Release Date 7/10/2006
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1T
Author Info
Dan Jenkins
Dan Jenkins has been affiliated with "Sports Illustrated" for 25 years.
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Editors Note A republication of a classic football novel that inspired a film starring Burt Reynolds follows the adventures of New York Giants star halfback Billy Clyde Puckett, who with his teammates participates in an epic Super Bowl championship against the Jets while trying to keep a ledger of the game for a book publisher. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 Made into a hilarious and timeless film starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, and Jill Clayburgh, and recently named number seven on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Semi-Tough is Dan Jenkins's masterpiece and considered by many to be the funniest sports book ever written. The novel follows the outsize adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett, star halfback for the New York Giants, whose team has come to Los Angeles for an epic duel with the despised "dog-ass" Jets in the Super Bowl. But Billy Clyde is faced with a dual challenge: not only must he try to run over a bunch of malevolencies incarnate, but he has also been commissioned by a New York book publisher to keep a journal of the events leading up to, including, and following the game. Infused with Dan Jenkins's characteristic joie de vivre and replete with cigarettes, whiskey, and wild women, Semi-Tough is an uproarious romp through a lost era of professional sports that will have any armchair quarterback falling out of his or her recliner in hysterics on a semi-regular basis.
Editors Note 2 A republication of a classic football novel that inspired a film starring Burt Reynolds follows the adventures of New York Giants star halfback Billy Clyde Puckett, who with his teammates participates in an epic Super Bowl championship against the Jets while trying to keep a ledger of the game for a book publisher. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0307
Publisher Thunder's Mouth Press
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