Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Win a copy of Buzz Bissinger's After Friday Night Lights

UPDATE: Amanda won and should be contacted soon.

New nonfiction from Byliner - - After Friday Night Lights
When the Games Ended, Real Life Began. An Unlikely Love Story.
by Buzz Bissinger:

In this long-anticipated sequel to his now-classic Friday Night Lights, bestselling author Buzz Bissinger writes of his 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. Miles’s career was forever altered during a routine scrimmage, his left knee mangled and his dreams gone before they’d truly begun. It was from the ashes of that injury, Bissinger has said, that “Boobie and I truly found each other, despite the gulf in our backgrounds. He needed someone in his life, and I became that person. Or as much of that person as I could become. I am helping him—and he is helping me.” After Friday Night Lights is far more than just Bissinger’s return to Odessa, Texas. It’s about love, struggle, joy, and a relationship far more powerful than either author or subject could have imagined.
It's a portrait of users and the used so well-written that I'm often confident you'll have a visceral reaction while reading. You can read an excerpt here and buy it at Byliner.

I also have one digital copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is open worldwide. I'll pick a winner Sunday night.