Audibles: My Life in Football

Joe Montana, Author, Bob Raissman, With William Morrow & Company $16.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-688-06298-9
Devotees of Montana and the San Francisco '49ers will enjoy this autobiography, written with the aid of TV Guide sportscribe Raissman, but it is unlikely to have much wider appeal. Montana is a product of western Pennsylvania, where he starred in high school before going on to Notre Dame. He had a struggle before winning the spot as top signal-caller for the Fighting Irish and did not always get along well with his coach, Dan Devine. He moved to the 49ers and led the team to two Super Bowl victories, again not enjoying a warm relationship with his coach. But essentially, his life has been a smooth progression up the ladder, with two failed marriages as the only major setbacks. His career simply has not been the sort that makes for an exciting sports bio. Photos not seen by PW. (October 22)
Reviewed on: 09/29/1986
Release date: 10/01/1986
Genre: Nonfiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-380-71326-4
Paperback - 978-0-688-08250-5
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