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.
Remarkable family. I like the fact that the perspective of all four - Archie, Cooper, Peyton and Eli - was incorporated. Read morePublished 16 days ago by oaktown55
It was an interesting book. Particularly because Peyton and Eli are both very successful QBs in the NFL. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mel Couchman
This book is exceptional because it really lets the reader get to know the personalities of the Manning family members. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sylvia Sykes
This 2000 book gave great insights into the Manning family. The 4 things most important to Peyton are faith, family, education, and athletics--in that order. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ARLENE FISH