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Fever Pitch

Genre: romance, comedy, drama
Fever Pitch (sometimes titled in the United States as Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life) is the title of a 1992 autobiographical book by British author Nick Hornby. The book is the basis for two films of the same name: a British film was released in 1997, and an American remake in 2005. There is also an unrelated 1985 movie Fever Pitch, starring Ryan O'Neal. Fever Pitch was first published in 1992, and was Hornby's first book. It tells the story of the author's relationship with football and with Arsenal Football Club in particular. It consists of a large number of short essays, each focused on a single match between 1968 and 1992. As well as recounting Arsenal's highs and lows, Hornby relates them to his own personal life, musing both on his worship of Arsenal heroes such as Liam Brady, and the fate of infamous failures such as Gus Caesar. Fever Pitch sold over a million copies in the United Kingdom. It has been seen as something of a turning point in the public perception of football, making.