This true story of how football reigns supreme in West Texas has been on my to-read list for years. My newfound interest in the TV series based on the movie based on the book brought me back to the book. And- I loved this book.
I'm not even mad about the time it took me to pick up the book (I had to put some time between the present & when I actually lived in West Texas). This is a great companion to the TV series because you can see how the Hollywood drama isn't so, errr, dramatic. Watching the series I found myself saying, the booster club wouldn't have a say in money spent on school budgets- wrong I was! Bissinger's well-written non-fiction piece is so much more than football, it's about education and racism, politics, and a quick and interesting read. I even enjoyed the football part of it. I loved Bissinger's sports writing and use of metaphor.
If you like the series (on Netflix or at the library), you will be as engrossed in the book as I was.