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Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby A serious-but funny memoir of a soccer fan, Fever Pitch is writer Nick Hornby's first book -- a memoir that starts with his first Arsenal (an English soccer club) game.Hornby eventually became a hardcore Arsenal supporter and this book covers the impact his sporting obsession has on his life.As a Manchester United supporter since the mid 80s I understand (faintly) what he's experienced, though as a writer, I'm also interested in Hornby's references to his fledgling writing career (this was Hornby's first book, written before he became famous, so it mentions his struggles with confidence and depression).As a diehard Hornby fan, I found this a worthwhile read, though it's a very different work from his better known works of fiction.