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(First and Last Seasons: A Father, A Son, and Sunday Afternoon Football.pdf) Reminiscent of Frederick Exley s A Fan s Notes and James Dodson s Final Rounds b First and Last Seasons b is not only a courageously confessional memoir but a work of resounding originality a Rust Belt requiem for a father written by the black sheep son he leaves behind br br Dan McGraw did not plan to go home to help his father die To the thirty nine year old Texas based senior editor for i U S News amp World Report i Cleveland Ohio was a million miles away Dan was the prodigal middle son within a large Irish Catholic family and life never really got going until he was far away from the city and his dominant father Richard But the gravitational pull of his hometown grew stronger as each year passed by The final tug home came when the NFL announced that the Cleveland Browns football franchise would be resurrected for the season All McGraws and Clevelanders are die hard Sunday afternoon football fans and Dan decided to take a leave of absence and cover the Browns first season Soon thereafter Richard was diagnosed with terminal cancer Dan came home to a press pass and the caretaking chores for a father intent on dying the way he lived on his own terms br br b First and Last Seasons b is a heart wrenching work about fathers and sons the binding influence of community and how emotionally disconnected men find a common language in sports It is also a poignantly funny and charming celebration of one man s life and how his sacrifices and mistakes helped his son find the best part of himself A beautifully written intensely personal story this cathartic chronicle of how Dan participated in his father s final season is sure to speak to the millions of fathers and sons who have trouble finding the voice to express their love for one anotherDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming First and Last Seasons: A Father, A Son, and Sunday Afternoon Football books for multiple devices.

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