Joe Theismann, Author McGraw-Hill/Contemporary $0 (197p) ISBN 978-0-8092-4843-8
At the outset, when the former Washington Redskins quarterback is expressing his anger over the failure of his coach, Joe Gibbs, to visit him in the hospital after his career-ending injury and blasting Gibbs as callous and unfeeling, it begins to look as if readers will get a sports book that is really candid. Such is not the case, however, except when the ex-grid star is writing about himself, his inability to hold his tongue when a young player and his serious gambling habit. He tells of his consuming childhood ambition to be a quarterback, his success at Notre Dame, his years in Canadian football, his frustrating early years with the Redskins when he was principally a punt returner and, finally, his triumphs in leading his team to two Super Bowls. Thus he and Atlanta Journal and Constitution columnist Kindred have assembled a rather conventional sports autobiography. Photos not seen by PW. (August)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
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