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Gunslinger: the Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

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"Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way."—Al Michaels

In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre's story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn't bear to leave.

Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and—ultimately—redemption.

"The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults."—Chicago Tribune
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In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre's story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn't bear to leave.

Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and—ultimately—redemption.

"The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults."—Chicago Tribune
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subject_facetBiographies
Electronic books
Family problems
Favre, Brett
Football players -- United States -- Biography
Quarterbacks (Football) -- United States -- Biography
title_displayGunslinger : the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre
title_fullGunslinger : the Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre [electronic resource] Pearlman, Jeff.
Gunslinger : the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre / Jeff Pearlman
Gunslinger : the remarkable, improbable, iconic life of Brett Favre [electronic resource] / Jeff Pearlman
Gunslinger The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre
title_shortGunslinger
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Family problems
Favre, Brett
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Nonfiction
Quarterbacks (Football)
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