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Playing for Pizza

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#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.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780307576118
  • Release date: March 16, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307576118
  • Release date: March 16, 2010

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780307576118
  • File size: 2912 KB
  • Release date: March 16, 2010

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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.7
Lexile® Measure:880
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

#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.

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