Nonfiction Book Club: Friday Night Lights: A Town a Team, and a Dream In-Person
This Book Discussion Group meets the first Monday of each month at 7 PM. Registration is not required.
Book Discussion: Friday Night Lights: A Town a Team, and a Dream by H.G. Bissinger
Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa — the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Socially and racially divided, Odessa isn't known to be a place big on dreams, but every Friday night from September to December, when the Panthers play football, dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Pulitzer Prize winner H. G. Bissinger unforgettably captures a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires — and sometimes shatters — the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. Named Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time, the book inspired the film and TV show of the same name.
H. G. "Buzz" Bissinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He has worked for many newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, and he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 1987 for a series on the Philadelphia Court System. He has written for magazines including Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair, for which he has been a contributing editor since 1996. Bissinger also co-produced and wrote for the ABC television drama NYPD Blue and published the nonfiction books Friday Night Lights, A Prayer for the City and Three Nights in August.
- Monday, March 4, 2024
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Community Room