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A Fan's Notes

Frederick Exley

This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair....
Publish Date
August 12
First Published in 1968
Goodreads rating
Apr 14, 2018
I love A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley. Also— A Death In The Family by James Agee. I love all the Dave Eggers books. Carson McCullers. Lorrie Moore. Both Andre Dubus.      source
Oct 27, 2013
@AMSchellenberg "End Zone" by DeLillo? Also have recommended "Infinite Jest" and "A Fan's Notes," I think.      source
Jan 02, 2021
Some favorite sports books: The Game, Dryden The Summer Game, Angell The Breaks of the Game, Halberstam Wait Till Next Year, William Goldman Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand A Fan’s Notes, Exley The Sportswriter, Richard Ford Fever Pitch, Hornby Ball Four, Bouton Cheers 🍻      source
For me, this is like first, second and third place in terms of best book. It’s that special.      source