Buzz Bissinger - FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306824210
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Da Capo Press - August 25th, 2015

We are pleased to welcome you to this special presentation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. The presentation is free to attend, but you must have a Line Pass to have book signed. Line Passes are free with purchase of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS or available at the event for $5.

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. The author's new afterword not only updates the story but also offers a sure-to-be controversial assessment of the state of football today.