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.
This book is exceptional because it really lets the reader get to know the personalities of the Manning family members. Read morePublished 1 month 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 1 month ago by ARLENE FISH
If you are a football fan (and who isn't?) you need to read this story of the House of Manning. It explains a LOT about ehy the Manning Boys are who they are and the strength of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Just a Guy who loves to read
Despite living in WI I have always been a Peyton Manning fan...except when the Colts would play the Broncos (because the Colts would always win, usually in a playoff game). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cat Lover
Intriguing story of a famous football family written by both father and son. Very readable and interesting anecdotesPublished 1 month ago by Cj
At last! A book you enjoy and can recommend to your children. How nice to read a book that touts family values, compassion and love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan B
It was hard to read because there was too much explanation of every little thing. It would not have sold if Manning were an average quarter back that did not get extra media... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara