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Playing for pizza [electronic resource] / John Grisham.

Grisham, John. (Author).

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After he is cut from the Cleveland Browns, Rick Dockery is hired by the Panthers of Parma, Italy, and finds himself confronted by the confusing diversity of Italian culture, language, and romance--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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  • ISBN: 9780307576118 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307576116 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (308 p.)
  • Publisher: New York : Dell Book, 2008, c2007.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • Baker & Taylor
    Cut from the Cleveland Browns after the worst performance in the history of the NFL, third-stringer Rick Dockery, desperate to play football, is hired by the Panthers of Parma, Italy, to be their starting quarterback and finds himself confronted by the confusing diversity of Italian culture, language, and romance. 850,000 first printing.
  • Random House, Inc.
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After providing what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL, third-string quarterback Rick Dockery becomes a national laughingstock. Cut by the Cleveland Browns, and shunned by every other team, Rick insists that his agent find a team that does need him.

    Against enormous odds, Rick lands a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers ... of Parma, Italy.

    The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.
  • Random House, Inc.
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game. With a seventeen-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock'and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.

    But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job'as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player'any former NFL player'at their helm. And now they've got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn't speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy'the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano'holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

    BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

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