Book: Incomplete Passes - Reflections On Life, Love, And Football by Linda Langecategories: Book, Female Sports Fans, Green Bay Packers, Green Bay Wisconsin, Coming of Age, Paul Hornung, Vince Lombardi, Hero Worship, NFL Football, Small Town Living, Female Friendships
Linda Langeabout this book: One reader told me that "Incomplete Passes: Reflections on Life, Love, and Football" depicts the last time kids were free to be kids. Basically unregimented, at liberty to hop on bikes or a bus and explore our city, Pam, Del, Carla, and I set off on many great adventures. Because we grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the 1960s, our exploits generally involved the world champion Green Bay Packers, coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi. The Packers were our heroes, and in pro football's smallest city, they were accessible. We made every effort to get close to them—and sometimes that got us in trouble.
After more than fifty years, the four of us are still friends. We reunite annually in Green Bay to renew our ties and share our memories. We're getting older, and we lose a few of our heroes every year, but for now, we can face the future together. "Incomplete Passes" isn't really about football; it's the story of a remarkable friendship.
The title, of course, has both sporting and romantic connotations, but I like to think that "Incomplete Passes" refers to all the things in life that don't turn out as we planned them.
• "Lange writes with humor, honesty, and passion. I absolutely loved this memoir."
— Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews
• "Lange has a very good way with words; she can paint a vibrant picture for you. You will think you are walking the streets of Green Bay, WI with the gals as they grow together."
— The Library at the End of the Universe
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