Though both father and son get equal billing, this is really Archie's book, his story, and the story of his family that he wants to tell. He gets the first word and the last in this hybrid joint first-person memoir with chapter intros and structural transitions provided by Sports Illustrated veteran John Underwood. Like most sports biographies, it's rife with inspiration, decisions to be made, challenges to face (Peyton's older brother had to cut short his career when he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal spinal cord disease), tragedy faced (Archie's father killed himself while Archie was in college), and expectations exceeded. But it also has a lot of straight talk from Archie about family and football, and he's not above throwing a few penalty flags on the game. He's loud and clear on college recruiting abuses--as is Peyton. He worries about youth leagues putting pressures to succeed over fun in playing, hates all the taunting and celebrating in the NFL, and thinks there's just too darned much money and too little team loyalty in football's veins these days. The fire still smolders in his belly, and Manning is at its most interesting when he stokes up the flames. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book. Makes you realize there are still people with family values.Published 2 months ago by MJ
I enjoyed getting to know more about the Manning family and the football legacy they have built. I've always been a Peyton fan and believe the book affirmed my beliefs about the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Di
Manning A Father and His Sons was an awesome book. I would recommend this book to anyone.Published 3 months ago by ryan Tripolino
If you have ever heard of Peyton, Eli or Archie Manning and you have even an inkling of admiration for any or all of them, I assure you, after reading this book that admiration... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Loralie Y. Arnold
Great book for all those interested not just in football, but also in living a happy life.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.