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A Fan's Notes (original 1968; edition 1999)
A Fan's Notes by Frederick Exley (1968)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679720766, Paperback)Frederick Exley recounts his life as the son of a hero-worshipped high school athlete who is doomed to be a spectator not only of sports, but of life. From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of impossible dreams, to drunkard, to frequent patient at an insane asylum, Exley carried baggage from his childhood through much of his adult life, never feeling he could escape the dark cloud of expectation that hung over him. When Frank Gifford, former New York Giants backfield star, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realizations about his life, and a confession.
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Author Frederick Exley recounts a fictional version of his own life as the son of a hero-worshipped star high-school athlete, doomed to be a spectator of both sports and life.
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