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By Nick Hornby | Comments: ( 664 ) | Date: ( Nov 13, 2019 )

Nick Hornby has been a soccer fan since the moment he was conceived Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby s award winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men s coming of age stories Fever Pitch iNick Hornby has been a soccer fan since the moment he was conceived Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby s award winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young men s coming of age stories Fever Pitch is one for the home team But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.


  • Title: Fever Pitch
  • Author: Nick Hornby
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, Slam, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, and The Polysyllabic Spree, as well as the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel He is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E M Forster Award and the winner of the 2003 Orange Word International Writers London Award Among his many other honors and awards, four of his titles have been named New York Times Notable Books A film written by Hornby, An Education shown at the Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim was the lead movie at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival and distributed by Sony that fall That same September, the author published his latest novel, Juliet, Naked to wide acclaim Hornby lives in North London.



Comments Fever Pitch

  • Ana

    “I have always been accused of taking the things I love - football, of course, but also books and records - much too seriously, and I do feel a kind of anger when I hear a bad record, or when someone is lukewarm about a book that means a lot to me.”No, you haven't imagined it. I am reviewing a football book. Or should I say, a book about an adorably idiotic Arsenal fan. This is the second time I've read this book. Is it as good as I remember? You betcha. As you all know, I am athletically ch [...]


  • Ed

    First Hornby I've read--managed to avoid the brief college craze after High Fidelity came outbut now wish I hadn't.My roommate lent me this book after it came up randomly in a conversation I approach 30 and sports fandom becomes more ridiculous proportional to my age, I find myself having to defend my enthusiasm for baseball more and more. Being in Europe probably has something to do with this too. In fact, discussing my love of baseball generally turns into an argument for/against the legitimac [...]


  • Bucko

    This is a complicated book. On the one hand it is a narrow-scoped, highly personal look at the shortcomings of one man and because of his obsession with a British football (soccer) team, one which I have a hard time thinking anyone but an Arsenal fan would enjoy. On the other hand, it just might be the greatest sports book ever written, one that might lead those who don't "get" sports to understand how and why certain people they love can care so much about a bunch of grown men running around ch [...]


  • Phrynne

    Just an okay book which is disappointing from this author. I expected more. There were hints of his usual entertaining writing style and at least having grown up in the same time frame in the UK I did know some of what he was talking about. However his descriptions of his obsession were actually very sad and he came across as a rather shallow and unlikeable individual. I think I would have liked to hear more about his life and less about who kicked which goal at which match whenever. I have to s [...]


  • Io?

    Si, ho bevuto un bicchiere di rosso di troppo. E allora? Chi se ne frega. Non vi preoccupate, non starò qui a snocciolarvi la sua trama (sono l'unico che odia le recensioni che raccontano paro paro i fatti e il finale dei libri che avreste voluto leggere da un paio di anni?). Come non starò qui a raccontarvi i motivi che mi hanno spinto a leggere e divorare questo bel libro. Da un punto di vista razionale avrei potuto scrivere, ottenendo l'approvazione unanime dei benpensanti: questa autobiogr [...]


  • Moira

    I love this book more than I can express. I read it for the first time after a particularly painful baseball season (Mariners expelled from the playoffs by demonic Yankees) and I've probably read it every year since. I'm actually reading it again right now because I am painfully baseball deprived until spring training. Now I realize that it is not actually about baseball specifically- and please, never speak to me about the Americanized movie starring Jimmy Fallon because I will cry and shriek- [...]


  • Tfitoby

    The football season ended with a huge sense of relief but almost instantly I was in pain at the thought of June and July, those two months of the year when I have to fill my mind with thoughts other than 'when are Arsenal playing next? What time of the night do I set my alarm for?' The two months without football are the worst of the year. Not least because now that I am living in Australia, as opposed to England, it's also winter. It felt like the perfect time to finally revisit one of the book [...]


  • Procyon Lotor

    "Spassoso, vero e profondo" Roddy Doyle, 1992 "Mr Doyle dice la verità" Procyon Lotor, 2009 E' un romanzo di formazione, la formazione essendo quella dell'Arsenal (antico e famoso football club londinese). Parla quindi di calcio, parla molto di calcio, della passione, in effetti il calcio da' perfino il titolo ai capitoli, nei quali si narra la vita dell'autore, meglio: nei quali si narra la partita del momento e quindi i fatti della vita sempre narrati con wit e humour (quando concesso dall'ev [...]


  • Abhishek

    I have been an Arsenal supporter for the past 12 years. I have seen the ups and downs of the football team, I have shared their glory, I have shared their pain. They have given me days where I would not have wished to be anywhere else, and they have given me days where I wondered why I got hooked onto them. It has been a fan's journey, and it is going to continue to be, as I find myself in one of my biggest love-hate relationships. Nick Hornby has been on this path since 1969. While this book wa [...]


  • Megan

    I just finished reading this book for the second time. The first time I read it, I probably would have given it five stars; something about the glimpse into Hornby's world enthralled me, but then I wasn't quite as familiar with the lifestyle of being a Premiership fan as I am now. Set up as a series of essays, Fever Pitch depicts the life of a man who is much, much more than a casual Arsenal fan, while much less than a "hooligan." It caters to everyone who finds themselves in between those two d [...]


  • Rob

    I came to Fever Pitch in a slightly roundabout way. I'm seeing someone with a couple of Nick Hornby books on her shelf, and feeling I had read some rather poor books recently -- and that few of my ways to book recommendations were leading me to books I enjoyed of late -- I had been thinking of giving Hornby a go. I still procrastinated it for a while, but I was thinking fondly, recently, of my experience with Jonathan Tropper and I happened to see something online comparing the two.So I looked u [...]


  • Ashley

    NB: I received a free copy of this book from the First Reads Program, but that has not affected the content of my review.I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read several of Nick Hornby's novels, and as I generally enjoy reading about sports and I enjoy memoirs and humor, I figured this book would be a gimme for me. But sadly, it wasn't. To say that Nick Hornby was obsessed with football/soccer is an extremely large understatement. And like all people with true obsessions, if you let the [...]


  • Cecilia

    It was almost too perfect that I chose to read Nick Hornby’s wonderful and engrossing football fan memoir Fever Pitch during World Cup month. Of course, it’s more than a football book, but I was really drawn to his frank admission of the very depths of his football obesession at the same time that the World Cup was reminding me how much fun and how intense it is to watch real top flight soccer. The writing is great. I can’t say much more about that. His good rep is well-deserved and I feel [...]


  • Paola

    Ho sempre voluto leggere Hornby per un motivo forse un po' stupido (tutti i film tratti dai suoi libri mi sono piaciuti moltissimo) e forse proprio per questo ho sempre rimandato, ma alla fine mi sono tuffata su questa autobiografia per entrare in contatto con lui perché, prima di tutto, ho amato i due film che ne sono stati tratti, e perché sono una grande appassionata di calcio (sono un'abbonata e, quando la mia squadra gioca in casa, faccio circa 400 km A/R per supportarla) e perché adoro [...]


  • Sannie

    Fever Pitch is laugh out loud funny. I found myself laughing aloud in my living room, on the train, waiting for public transportation. It is a story not only about soccer (football, sorry), but about fandom, passion, and the relationships that go with it. Nick Hornby details his relationship to the English football team Arsenal F.C. and yes, it's helpful if you know a little about the sport, otherwise you'd be a bit lost. However, his obsession with the team and sport is applicable to other obse [...]


  • Anbu

    Fever pitch was an autobiographical account of an obsessive Arsenal fan whose happiness, sadness and everything depend on Arsenal’s success or failure. Most of us, Indian football fans, started watching English football from around 1996. That is the time when ESPN start telecasting one or two matches per weekend. That too most of them were United and Liverpool games. This is why India has lot of fans from these two clubs.For the guys like me, who started around 2003/04 season, Arsenal was all. [...]


  • Serena.. Sery-ously?

    2.5*Ho provato a scindere la storia e l'Hornby narratore, sempre gradevole e accattivante, ma niente: la prima ha avuto uil sopravvento sull'altra e non riesco a dare tre stelline :(La verità vera è che sono l'antisportività (e l'anti-calcio) fatta persona. Cioè, quando veniva distribuita la pazienza, la calma e il buon senso, io ero lì ad attardarmi alla coda del "No Maria per me il calcio è no!", chiedendo anche un piccolo extra per cadere in catalessi di fronte a omini random che corron [...]


  • Pia P.

    For someone who's only background on football are a handful of Azkal games and pictures of hot shirtless football players my friends try to entice me with, I honestly loved this book. Nick Hornby tends to get too technical with his descriptions (and maybe, as a responsible reader, I should've at least tried to look up(/ask my friends about) the terms? but I'm lazy af) but that didn't take away from the experience. I'm honestly glad I made the executive decision to pace myself while reading it in [...]


  • Siddharth

    In a book filled with resonating passages about football, fandom and the Arsenal, this one stands out:"One thing I know for sure about being a fan is this: it is not a vicarious pleasure, despite all appearances to the contrary, and those who say that they would rather do than watch are missing the point. Football is a context where watching becomes doing — not in the aerobic sense, because watching a game, smoking your head off while doing so, drinking after it has finished and eating chips o [...]


  • Jack Silbert

    OK, OK, it took me five months to read this book. Wait, I can explain.I picked up a used copy for a buck at a library book sale. I started reading it during the last couple of weeks of my employment at the company where I'd worked for 19 years. So, it was a pretty heavy time. And during that last week. I lost the book. Could not find it anywhere. Wasn't at the office; I'd packed up the office. But it wasn't at home. Did I leave it somewhere? That would be very unlike me. It would have to turn up [...]


  • MacK

    I was happy to find in Hornby 's work a memoir for a thinking sports fan (something I aspire to be on two other websites). It's a great guide for academics who want to see exactly what drives an otherwise sane man to spend a large portion of his weekend (not to mention his salary) supporting a collection of athletes who don't really know that he exists. Hornsby's passion sears the pages, his concern and elation for formations and strategies of his beloved Arsenal eleven are apparent from the fir [...]


  • Gaurav Vartak

    Obsession can be a tricky thing. It can compel us to achieve great heights or push us into the darkest depths of depression. Nick Hornby’s obsession is Football (NOT Soccer); Arsenal Football Club to be precise. And the obsession is so deeply ingrained that during a phase in his life, he believed that the only way for him to overcome a career and life ending depression is if Arsenal starts playing well again. Such is the premise against which the book is set.In Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby takes u [...]


  • Nicole van der Elst

    This book reminded me of my first football match in the mid-nineties when I was around 9 or 10. Retrospectively, this match was the beginning of increasing violence between the two opposing sides, but I was only mesmerized by the fact that I was actually being present and soaked up the atmosphere. I could understand why Hornby decided to include certain matches who weren't memorable for their results but meant something to him at that time, because I felt the same way back then.I'm still interes [...]


  • Margie

    I am not a football fan, and had to skip over many of Hornby's descriptions of so-and-so using this foot to score the second goal in that game which was part of that one season. But the fact that Hornby felt compelled to include these details, and that he had them stored away in his brain, is part of the story.Fever Pitch does an excellent job of describing what it means for Hornby to be an obsessed fan. He does not take the long view, he is not detached, and his analysis comes in bits and chunk [...]


  • Anne

    I am a huge Nick Hornby fan. I love his sense of humor and get a warm cozy feeling whenever I read his writing. So, I decided to pick up this book, which is a bit of a memoir focused on Hornby's obsession with football (or soccer, depending on the country). This was like a sports version of The Orchid Thief. I am not a fan of soccer, don't know the players or the teams. Yet, I enjoyed this book. Sometimes he gets a little heavy on the game details, but he tells enough stories about his childhood [...]


  • Sergiy Svitlooky

    Hornby managed to describe with passion and grace a period in the Arsenal history when the team was not a valuable target for support. He listed point by point how it feels like to be supporting a mediocre team and keep loyalty to it waiting for a good day. The Hillsborough part is absolutely mind blowing. Every page is saturated with horror and pain of what football can bring apart from joy.The book ends with a pessimistic note and the author did not not know that Arsenal would have its moments [...]


  • Andrew Maccann

    A tale of addiction and obsession, albeit not one we'd readily think of. A very funny insight into the delusion that is being a football supporter no, a football fanatic, where the author lays bare all his highs, lows and personal insights while following Arsenal FC. Arguably it's essential reading for anyone who knows a friend, family member or lover with a passion for sport & they just can't understand the rationale behind their compulsion. It's certainly a "warts and all" portrayal, as wh [...]


  • Abhinav

    'Fever Pitch' by Nick Hornby isn't just a memoir - it's a part love-story, part hate-story & part never-ending obsession. This book probably explains almost all the reasons why you started supporting a football club. Even if it inflicted upon you a lot of pain at times.Loved how Hornby tends to remember important past incidents in his life through the dates of the games Arsenal played around the same time. Believe me, I liked this book immensely. But will I regard it as a classic of football [...]


  • Stephan van der Linde

    Even though this book is about a football-club I like (Arsenal), Hornby describes the years 1968 till 1991. In those years Arsenal had not the name and fame it has now. Hornby, a big "Gunners"-fan visited as child his first Arsenal-game and never skipped a game since.Hornby describes all the highlights en disappointments through the years.While reading you start to understand his love for Arsenal.I think the first 100 pages are kind of boring and the second part is better, but this book is serio [...]


  • Dipali

    As an Arsenal and football (it's football okay? Not soccer!) fan, there's no way I wouldn't love this. Nick Hornby nails the thoughts, rituals and mindset of a football fanatic (and gooner) perfectly. I really enjoyed this book and Hornby's voice. I would really love to see a follow-up though. I'd love to know how he felt during the Invincibles and the following trophy drought. And what he thinks of Henry and Bergkamp and Ozil and Sanchez. Basically I want to know everything he thinks of Arsenal [...]


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