Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

by Jeff Pearlman

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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre by Jeff Pearlman

 “Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way.”—Al Michaels
 
In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre’s story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn’t bear to leave.
 
Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and—ultimately—redemption.
 
“The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults.”—Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328745682
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 161,905
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including The Bad Guys Won!, Boys Will Be Boys, Showtime, Sweetness and Gunslinger. He lives in Southern California with his wife Catherine and children, Casey and Emmett. He is the host of the Two Writers Slinging Yang podcast and blogs regularly at jeffpearlman.com.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

1 Beginning 1

2 Childhood 8

3 High School 21

4 Varsity Blues 36

5 College-Bound 48

6 The Man 67

7 Legend 84

8 Near Death 97

9 Senioritis 110

10 Hotlanta 127

11 Arrival 139

12 A Packer Emerges 156

13 God and the Devil 169

14 The Wheels Fall Off 182

15 High and Dry 200

16 Super Bowl 214

17 Low 225

18 Something About 244

19 Chewed Up 255

20 Big Irv 263

21 Heir Apparent 278

22 McCarthyism 296

23 Soap 307

24 J-E-T-S 327

25 A Norse God 342

26 A Saintly Beating 358

Afterword 371

Acknowledgments 380

Notes 384

Bibliography 412

Index 416

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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book.