As a young boy, growing up in London and watching his parents'
marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby - author of High Fidelity, About a
Boy and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree - had little sense of home.
Then his dad took him to Highbury. Arsenal's football ground would
become the source of many of the strongest feelings he'd ever have:
joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration and hope. In this
hilarious, moving and now-classic book, he vividly depicts his
childhood life, his time as a teacher, and his first loves (after
football), all through the prism of the game, as he insightfully
and brilliantly explores obsession, and the way it can shape a