By Jeff Labrecque
Updated October 01, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Playing for Pizza

type
  • Book
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When the Cleveland Browns’ top two QBs are injured in the conference title game, third-stringer Rick Dockery personally snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. His fourth-quarter meltdown makes him a national punchline, and the only team that will hire him is the Panthers — in Parma, Italy. John Grisham is drawn to the Old World’s restorative powers in Playing for Pizza — think Under the Tuscan Sun for jocks — but his hero prefers American coeds abroad. Despite his breezy prose and top-notch football IQ, Grisham too seems less impressed with the natives, introducing and then ignoring a huddle of colorful locals. B-

Playing for Pizza

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • John Grisham
publisher
  • Doubleday

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