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    DescriptionDespite a global recession, Adam Goldstein felt 2008 was the perfect time to invest in his lifelong passion. He sold his flat and left his job and his girlfriend in London for American football. His goal was to achieve what no other American football fan has accomplished: attend one live National Football League (NFL) game, including those in London and Canada, at every NFL stadium during the regular season. He traveled over 65,000 miles to watch 40 American football games in 18 weeks and experience and understand the phenomenal appeal of that classic American pastime, the tailgate party. He drove from stadium to stadium, tailgate to tailgate, sometimes 800 miles a day, digesting everything that American football could serve up. He met players and extreme fans alike and was party to surreal pregame rituals while absorbing the rich cultural differences of each part of the country. During his football odyssey, a grueling yet rewarding quest, he compared sports traditions and fandom in the United Kingdom and the United States, and in the process of football self-discovery, he found himself often embraced by NFL fans across the continent, as if he had the key that unlocked the very meaning of life. Tailgate to Heaven is a humourous, moving, and inspiring story about how nothing closes the cultural gap like love of the game and camaraderie.


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    Title
    Tailgate to Heaven
    Subtitle
    A British NFL Fan Tackles America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Goldstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781612347080
    ISBN 10: 1612347088
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA, WH
    DC22: 796.332
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    DC22: 796.332/64
    BISAC V2.8: SPO066000, SPO015000, BIO026000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 796.33264
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV951 .G65 2014
    Thema V1.0: WH, DNB, SFBC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    32 B&W photographs
    Publisher
    Potomac Books Inc
    Imprint name
    Potomac Books Inc
    Publication date
    28 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Dulles
    Review quote
    "Tailgate to Heaven is a damned entertaining red and certainly not just for tailgaters. It's Hunter Thompson meets Jim McMahon meets Marco Polo with a beer funnel." -- Lee Hurley "Tailgater Monthly"