Gunslinger by Jeff Pearlman

Gunslinger

By Jeff Pearlman

  • Release Date: 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Football
Score: 4.5
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 “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

Reviews

  • Jeff Pearlman is the best...

    5
    By Steve from Buffalo
    ...and his biography of Brett Favre is just more proof. Jeff is a relentless researcher and he did over 500 interviews for this book. His commitment to detail makes his books stick out. You know when you are reading a Pearlman book and you are never disappointed. I think this is probably his second best book. I still like Sweetness the best. I thought it could never be challenged but Gunslinger gives it a run for its money. Jeff Pearlman is a dedicated family man, a passionate citizen, and a good person. If you enjoy this book you will enjoy them all. I'm already counting down the days until his USFL book is released. I'm only sad he will never write a hockey book.

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