The Throwback Special

The Throwback Special Winner of the Paris Review s Terry Southern Prize for Humor Here is the absorbing story of twenty two men who gather every fall to painstakingly reenact what ESPN called the most shocking play in NFL

  • Title: The Throwback Special
  • Author: Chris Bachelder
  • ISBN: 9780393353785
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the Paris Review s Terry Southern Prize for Humor.Here is the absorbing story of twenty two men who gather every fall to painstakingly reenact what ESPN called the most shocking play in NFL history and the Washington Redskins dubbed the Throwback Special the November 1985 play in which the Redskins Joe Theismann had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor ofWinner of the Paris Review s Terry Southern Prize for Humor.Here is the absorbing story of twenty two men who gather every fall to painstakingly reenact what ESPN called the most shocking play in NFL history and the Washington Redskins dubbed the Throwback Special the November 1985 play in which the Redskins Joe Theismann had his leg horribly broken by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants live on Monday Night Football.With wit and great empathy, Chris Bachelder introduces us to Charles, a psychologist whose expertise is in high demand George, a garrulous public librarian Fat Michael, envied and despised by the others for being exquisitely fit Jeff, a recently divorced man who has become a theorist of marriage and many Over the course of a weekend, the men reveal their secret hopes, fears, and passions as they choose roles, spend a long night of the soul preparing for the play, and finally enact their bizarre ritual for what may be the last time Along the way, mishaps, misunderstandings, and grievances pile up, and the comforting traditions holding the group together threaten to give way.The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive.

    The Throwback Special A Novel Chris Bachelder The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive. The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder Nov , Every November, a group of men gather at a star suburban hotel to reenact the most shocking play in NFL history, a play dubbed the Throwback Special during which Redskins Joe Theismann suffered a career ending leg injury The book chronicles the men s latest weekend retreat With characters, no one is distinct. The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder, Paperback The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive. The Throwback Special National Book Foundation The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive. Summary and reviews of The Throwback Special by Chris The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive. Review The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder Escape Dec , The Throwback Special is a moving and comic tale filled with pitch perfect observations about manhood, marriage, middle age, and the rituals we all enact as part of being alive My Review To paraphrase Thoreau, Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them. The Throwback Special Summary Study Guide Throwback Special tells the story of a group of men who reunite once a year to reenact a football play called the Throwback Special In , Joe Theismann s career was Paris Review The Throwback Special Part The woman at the front desk was squinting disapprovingly at her monitor She touched her temple with her fingertips and blinked slowly, as if reluctant to resume eyesight She did not look up Is there any way that The woman twisted her thumb ring, grimaced at the data on the The Throwback Special, by Chris Bachelder The New York Mar , In his wistful and elegantly written fourth novel, The Throwback Special, Chris Bachelder plays Jane Goodall to a large group of middle aged men who assume the role of his chimpanzees. The Throwback Special Tackles Middle Age Manhood NPR Mar , The Throwback Special Tackles Middle Age Manhood His novel tells the story of a group of friends who gather each year to re enact the gruesome injury sustain by quarterback Joe Theisman RACHEL MARTIN, HOST Football fans of a certain age can still recall with horror a particular moment during a Monday Night Football game in .

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