4/23/2012 8:06 PM
In 1990, journalist H.G. Bissinger released Friday Night Lights, an unflinching look at how high school football consumed the town of Odessa, TX. The non-fiction book inspired a movie and television series by the same name, and now Bissinger has released a sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning work – After Friday Night Lights.
Released as an e-book last week, After Friday Night Lights is the story of Bissinger’s “deep and complex twenty-five-year relationship with Boobie Miles, the magical Permian Panthers running back whose rare skills and heartbreaking story helped ignite the Friday Night Lights phenomenon.”
Fans of Friday Night Lights will recall that Boobie was a star running back who dreamed of playing college football and making it to the NFL. The teen’s dreams were shattered, however, after his blew his knee in a scrimmage match and lost his place on the team.
After Friday Night Lights examines where Miles is today and how he became “the country’s ultimate cautionary tale of what happens when a young athlete puts all his hopes in the false god of football."
After Friday Night Lights is available at Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Nobles’ BN.com.
NY Daily News
Posted by Christy
4/23/2012 8:06 PM |