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Rose Bowl Dreams: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Football
Rose Bowl Dreams: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Football Adam Jones 0312373694 9780312373696 Advance Praise forRose Bowl Dreams: No true football fan should miss Adam JonesRose Bowl Dreams. Its more than a football book; its an inspiring commentary
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Rose Bowl Dreams: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Football by Adam Jones

Advance Praise forRose Bowl Dreams: No true football fan should miss Adam JonesRose Bowl Dreams. Its more than a football book; its an inspiring commentary on life itself.nbsp; --Winston Groom Adam Jones had the good sense to be born into the middle of four generations of a football-lovin Texas family, and now that I think about it, thats probably redundant.Rose Bowl Dreamsreads as if Jones just pulled up a chair, popped open a cold one and started telling stories. Hes good company, and you dont have to be able to name the starting lineup of the 2006 Longhorns to enjoy him.Rose Bowl Dreamsmay not be for Aggies, but the rest of us could learn something about faith, family and football. --Ivan Maisel, senior writer, ESPN.com, co-author ofA War in Dixie The best football book since Frederick Exleys classicA Fans Notes. Adam JonesRose Bowl Dreamsdelves deeply into everything that made this country greatmother, God, football and drinking. Even if you cant stand any of those things,Rose Bowl Dreamswill almost certainly change your mind.nbsp; --Kinky Friedman, author ofWhat Would Kinky Do?: How to Unscrew a Screwed-Up World Much like Adam Jones, my parents took me to my first football game at age six. As a result, I never stopped playing the game or writing about it. This is a remarkable story about football and family. It provides a wonderful message about how sports, if handled in the proper context, will forever keep humans together.Rose Bowl Dreamsmade my spine tingle. --Jim Dent,New YorkTimesbestselling author ofThe Junction BoysandTwelve Mighty Orphans Rose Bowl Dreamsreveals what lies at the heart of the hardcore college football fan better than any other book Ive read.nbsp; This story of faith and faith rewarded will move all readers, even those who scarcely know the difference between a punt and a pass.nbsp; --W. K. Stratton, author ofBackyard Brawl: Inside the Blood Feud Between Texas and Texas A&M God created college football as a grand gift to an imperfect world. I learned this as a very small boy living in the middle of the Texas Panhandle. In time I would come to believe that college football contained all of the joy, faith, pageantry, feeling, failure, and renewal that any person could hope for out of life. It taught me about patience and commitment, about enthusiasm and exasperation, about fatherhood and faith. Like Norman Macleans classic,A River Runs Through It,Rose Bowl Dreamsis a memoir that transcends the limits of the sports genre to contemplate faith, love, grief and the challenges of fatherhood. Rose Bowl Dreams is the story of a family whose passion for college football begins at a small stadium in the remote Texas Panhandle and leads to college footballs most famous venue, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Rose Bowl Dreams develops parallel stories of a son and his mother, a crisis of faith, and three fraught football seasons that end in bittersweet triumph as the author follows the story of the University of Texas Longhorns between the time he discovers his mother has inoperable cancer and Texas triumphs in the National Championship Game over USC in what might well be the greatest college football game ever played. Along the way Jones lays bare the heart and passionate soul of the college football fan. To millions, college football is the essence of life. It is, yes, religious in intensity. And its impact on families and its greater meaning possesses tremendous resonance. Rose Bowl Dreams reveals the growth and evolution of a college football fan with the humor and poignancy only personal experience could provide: kitchen table conversations with Panhandle football legend

Author: Adam Jones

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Publication Date: 2008-08-19

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