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.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes football and would enjoy reading about it.
Excellent book, very interesting and informative, well written and a good insight to a professional football players life.
Love the Mannings....family values,excellent role models .I'm a Giant's fan+ a Manning fan.
great read, changed my opinion I had of Peyton. loved the family life they had while growing up with such caring parents. Would suggest this book anytime.Published 9 days ago by marilyn knight
It is an excellent read. It contains a lot of "down to earth" stories about a very "down to earth" family. Definitely recommend it.Published 2 months ago by James Strauser
I love football. I've always liked the Mannings. However, this book can't help but make you LOVE the Mannings. I'm so impressed by the way this book was written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jodie Brennan