Tailgate to Heaven: A British NFL Fan Tackles America (Hardback)
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Tailgate to Heaven: A British NFL Fan Tackles America (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 15/07/2012
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Despite 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.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781597976923
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 676 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Tailgate to Heaven is a damn entertaining read and certainly not just for tailgaters. It s Hunter Thompson meets Jim McMahon meets Marco Polo with a beer funnel. Lee Hurley, editor in chief, Tailgater Monthly magazine--Lee Hurley"
Throughout his travels and in the pages of this book, Adam Goldstein approaches the subject with the curiosity of an anthropologist and a comic s eye for the absurd, as he tries to make sense of and make a case for American football and the world of red cups and free T-shirts. From the foreword by Karen DiEugenio, writer for YourTailgateParty.com and author of I Got Your Tailgate Party Right Here!--Karen DiEugenio"
The uniquely American pastime of tailgating has developed its own lifestyle and customs rarely experienced by foreigners. In Tailgate to Heaven, Adam Goldstein takes you on his journey from British football fan to hardcore tailgater in one NFL season. You may think you know the culture and lifestyle that is tailgating, but until you have viewed the NFL parking lots through Goldstein s eyes, you won t have the complete picture. Dave Lamm, founder, TailgatingIdeas.com--Dave Lamm"
Adam Goldstein s passion for American football and determination to succeed in his ambitious quest shines through and takes the reader on a unique, char-grilled American road trip. He s thrown open the doors and dropped down the tailgate on a face-painted world where socializing, hospitality, and having a great game day are the most important things sometimes even more important than football itself. Nick Richards, author of Touchdown UK: American Football before, during, and after Britain s Golden Decade--Nick Richards"
It s no wonder Americans took to Adam as he went on his journey: like the settlers who travelled west across the United States, he is a pioneer. Tailgate to Heaven is not just an enthralling paean to the NFL, its fans, and its delicious BBQ food it s an inspirational tale of what one man with a dream or a goal can accomplish. Adam Goldstein, we salute you. Ben Isaacs, ShortList magazine--Ben Isaacs"
"Tailgate to Heaven is a damn entertaining read and certainly not just for tailgaters. It's Hunter Thompson meets Jim McMahon meets Marco Polo with a beer funnel."--Lee Hurley, editor in chief, Tailgater Monthly magazine--Lee Hurley
"Throughout his travels and in the pages of this book, Adam Goldstein approaches the subject with the curiosity of an anthropologist and a comic's eye for the absurd, as he tries to make sense of--and make a case for--American football and the world of red cups and free T-shirts."--From the foreword by Karen DiEugenio, writer for YourTailgateParty.com and author of I Got Your Tailgate Party Right Here!--Karen DiEugenio
"The uniquely American pastime of tailgating has developed its own lifestyle and customs rarely experienced by foreigners. In Tailgate to Heaven, Adam Goldstein takes you on his journey from British football fan to hardcore tailgater in one NFL season. You may think you know the culture and lifestyle that is tailgating, but until you have viewed the NFL parking lots through Goldstein's eyes, you won't have the complete picture."--Dave Lamm, founder, TailgatingIdeas.com--Dave Lamm
"Adam Goldstein's passion for American football and determination to succeed in his ambitious quest shines through and takes the reader on a unique, char-grilled American road trip. He's thrown open the doors and dropped down the tailgate on a face-painted world where socializing, hospitality, and having a great game day are the most important things--sometimes even more important than football itself."--Nick Richards, author of Touchdown UK: American Football before, during, and after Britain's Golden Decade--Nick Richards
"It's no wonder Americans took to Adam as he went on his journey: like the settlers who travelled west across the United States, he is a pioneer. Tailgate to Heaven is not just an enthralling paean to the NFL, its fans, and its delicious BBQ food--it's an inspirational tale of what one man with a dream or a goal can accomplish. Adam Goldstein, we salute you."--Ben Isaacs, ShortList magazine--Ben Isaacs
-Tailgate to Heaven is a damn entertaining read and certainly not just for tailgaters. It's Hunter Thompson meets Jim McMahon meets Marco Polo with a beer funnel.---Lee Hurley, editor in chief, Tailgater Monthly magazine--Lee Hurley
-Throughout his travels and in the pages of this book, Adam Goldstein approaches the subject with the curiosity of an anthropologist and a comic's eye for the absurd, as he tries to make sense of--and make a case for--American football and the world of red cups and free T-shirts.---From the foreword by Karen DiEugenio, writer for YourTailgateParty.com and author of I Got Your Tailgate Party Right Here!--Karen DiEugenio
-The uniquely American pastime of tailgating has developed its own lifestyle and customs rarely experienced by foreigners. In Tailgate to Heaven, Adam Goldstein takes you on his journey from British football fan to hardcore tailgater in one NFL season. You may think you know the culture and lifestyle that is tailgating, but until you have viewed the NFL parking lots through Goldstein's eyes, you won't have the complete picture.---Dave Lamm, founder, TailgatingIdeas.com--Dave Lamm
-Adam Goldstein's passion for American football and determination to succeed in his ambitious quest shines through and takes the reader on a unique, char-grilled American road trip. He's thrown open the doors and dropped down the tailgate on a face-painted world where socializing, hospitality, and having a great game day are the most important things--sometimes even more important than football itself.---Nick Richards, author of Touchdown UK: American Football before, during, and after Britain's Golden Decade--Nick Richards
-It's no wonder Americans took to Adam as he went on his journey: like the settlers who travelled west across the United States, he is a pioneer. Tailgate to Heaven is not just an enthralling paean to the NFL, its fans, and its delicious BBQ food--it's an inspirational tale of what one man with a dream or a goal can accomplish. Adam Goldstein, we salute you.---Ben Isaacs, ShortList magazine--Ben Isaacs

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