Pizza and Pigskins Sep 30, 2010
Reading John Grisham is a guilty pleasure of mine, like sitting down and eating a box of cookies. Yes, it may be bad for you, you may not want to admit anything to your friends the next day, but damn, those things are good!
This story of washed-up NFL quarterback taking a job in the barely profession hardly solvent Italian football league is a classic fish-out-water tale. The culture shock of a not-too-bright jock in the middle of the Italian culture and culinary obsession is simply delicious.
Of course it is also a story of redemption and second chances which truly is Grisham?s forte. Here, he doesn?t disappoint. Playing for Pizza is a happy romp through the griddles and gridirons of Italy.