Monday, November 11, 2013

Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson

Finished this book yesterday.  It was good and detailed and painted an interesting, if not all that surprising, picture of the NFL.  He adds a human element to the regular TV spectacle and generally comes down harder on himself than anybody else.  Parts of it can be rambling, but for the most part, he reins it in.  The style seems influenced by Hunter S Thompson, but it isn't quite that haphazard or funny.  The most striking thing after having finished the book is how even though he can see that football has used him up physically, he doesn't regret it or seem bitter towards the league at all.  A worthwhile read.

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