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    Cathy Day
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    1416557105
  • ISBN13:
    978-1416557104
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    Free Press; 1 edition (February 1, 2008)
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    336 pages
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Comeback Season book.

Comeback Season book. In 2005, Day, an Indiana native, moves to Pittsburgh to start her dream job. She's thirty-seven, a college professor, an acclaimed writer - and still single.

In 2005, Day, an Indiana native, moves to Pittsburgh to start her dream job. She's thirty-seven, a college professor, an acclaimed writer - and still single

Day, however, is not clueless about football.

Comeback Season" reinvigorates feminist literature for the modern woman - and through the unlikely lens of football, no less. This book deserves many stadiums' worth of readers. Day, however, is not clueless about football. She loves the game the way I loved basketball more than a decade ago. She sees the characters, the narrative, the tragic moments and the euphoric triumphs in sports, and she writes about it so beautifully that even my eyes don't glaze over during the football passages. She's thirty-seven, a college professor, an acclaimed writer - and still single

The second book by 1991 DePauw University graduate Cathy Day arrives in bookstores across America on January 2. Cathy Day teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh

The second book by 1991 DePauw University graduate Cathy Day arrives in bookstores across America on January 2. Cathy Day teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book, The Circus in Winter, appeared on at least two "Best of 2004" lists and received praise in numerous media outlets - including the New York Times, Newsday, MSNBC. com and Sports Illustrated - and was one of three finalists for the Story Prize. The author began working on her first novel while she was a student at DePauw. com and Barnes & Noble.

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Cathy Day is an American novelist, short story writer, and English professor. In 2014, Goodspeed Musicals launched a full production of a musical adaption of The Circus in Winter. An earlier adaptation was written and produced by students at Ball State University in 2011.

Comeback Season by Cathy Day - In Comeback Season, Cathy Day, author of the highly praised novel The Circus in Winter, tells the heartwarming story of how sh. .How I Learned to Play the Game of Love. Price may vary by retailer.

Indiana runs through author Cathy Day's books

Indiana runs through author Cathy Day's books. And the Indianapolis Colts have a starring role in her second book, "The Comeback Season: How I Learned to Play the Game of Love" in which she melds the story of the Colts Super Bowl winning season with her own dating journey. Currently, she's working on a book about Cole Porter's wife, Linda. Seven years after the publication of her last book, Day, 45, a professor at Ball State University, has seen that first book morph into a musical of the same name, thanks to a Ball State theater class, which adapted it for the stage.

In Comeback Season, Cathy Day, author of the highly praised novel The Circus in Winter, tells the heartwarming story of how she got back in the game of love -- thanks to her favorite football team, the Indianapolis Colts. In 2005, Day, an Indiana native, moves to Pittsburgh to start her dream job. She's thirty-seven, a college professor, an acclaimed writer -- and still single. Psyching herself up, she thinks, "This is the year for the Colts and for me." Instead, both Day and quarterback Peyton Manning face heartbreaking end-of-season losses: the man in her life decides to punt, and the Colts fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the eventual Super Bowl champs. Her blue heart broken, Day vows that if the Colts can come back in 2006 and try again, so can she. Inspired by Manning's legendary perfectionism, Day spends the off-season "in training." She gets in shape, imagining that she's Rocky Balboa running through the Philadelphia streets to the tune of "Gonna Fly Now." She quits smoking. She reads dating primers. She watches Sex and the City. She takes notes. She asks everyone she knows, "Um, do you know any men my age who aren't married?" Come preseason, Day reluctantly joins an online dating service and goes on practice dates while the Colts play practice games. Indy goes 1-4 in the preseason, which is better than Day's record of 0-4. Lonely and dejected, Day returns home to watch Colts games with her family, who are full of well-intentioned relationship advice -- much of it bad. The 2006 season finally arrives. Each week that fall, the Colts battle a new adversary and Day faces her enemies: her own romanticism, indecisive men, and her biggest foe, the singles industry. Friends and family deliver impassioned pep talks but can only watch anxiously from the sidelines as Day marches bravely into bars and coffee shops to meet perfect strangers. On the way to the Super Bowl, she discovers that the key to winning -- in both love and football -- exists somewhere between Trying Everything and Letting Go. Honest, touching, and frequently hilarious, Comeback Season tells a timeless story about our need to feel connected to people and to places. This year-long chronicle of one woman's journey will resonate with anyone who's ever looked for love...fumbled...recovered! and kept charging down the field.

Dog_Uoll
I loved this book. It was like Cathy was inside my head, following me around, writing about my life. How she struggles with finding someone and the pitfalls of online dating is so well written and hilarious! I love her style of writing, It is like I am hanging out with a friend. If you are single you will be able to relate to the dating stories. If you are married, you will laugh and be thankful you found someone, lol.

MEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK... whether you are living in the dating world, or a football fan or just like to read an funny uplifting story, this book is for you.

Truly enjoyable! I am now a fan of Cathy Day and look forward to reading the rest of her works.
Nidora
This is a wonderful book that's fully of humor and humanity. It's a title I've recommended to my friends and family as a (true!) story that hits close to home for any intellegent person looking for their soul mate. The book has resulted in a lot discussions about relationships and the many dating moments that we've all experienced trying to find the right one. Cathy - don't give up!
romrom
"Comeback Season" made me vaguely uncomfortable at first, for which I blame this simple fact: I'm a man. I don't read books about dating, especially women dating, not even if they have a catchy football angle. And to be utterly truthful, the last time I did any reading about football, I was thumbing idly through a year-old Sports Illustrated while waiting to get a cavity filled. So one would not think that I would even countenance reading a book such as this.

However, after hearing a radio interview with the author, I was moved to check it out, in part because I, like Ms. Day at the beginning of her book, am 37, educated, and single, and I would be hard pressed to think of a single acquaintance of my own age who is stil, well, single. Like Ms. Day, I have spent an inordinate amount of time wondering what's wrong with me, not out of unhealthy self-absorbtion, but genuine concern.

The difference between me and the author is that she decided to take action to change her life. And then she wrote this book. I assume you've read the synopsis already, so I won't dwell on the plotline, other than to say it is by turns funny and profoundly thought-provoking, a performance-art journal and a diary of 3 a.m. despair. It showed me a situation quite similar to my own, but from the perspective of a member of the opposite sex. And, no, guys, you'll find no feminist rants here, no man-hating or man-baiting. The most refreshing thing about the book, considering its subject matter, is its almost total lack of ideological or gender-based rancor and its refusal to indulge in victimology. Like her earlier novel, this memoir is peopled by fully-realized human beings, both women and men, who are by turns weak and courageous, despicable and generous; no heroes or heroines, nor blameless victims, nor mustache-twirling villains. Nor are there quick and easy self-help solutions: Cathy does not get a makeover, a new wardrobe, and a frontal lobotomy and immediately find the love of her life; nor does she halfheartedly embrace a bitter compromise. Instead, she finds her own core and an unknown strength of character with the help of her loving family and friends and the virtues she's learned from her sports heroes. She comes to terms with the past decisions she's made, and finds grace and meaning in her present life, without earth-shattering calamity, divine revelation, or Oprah. Rather, she finds that the simple, sometimes hackneyed, often maligned influences in our lives - football, family, friends, silly 70's rock songs - can lead us to our better, greater selves.
Todal
Cathy Day's Comeback Season: How I Learned to Play the Game of Love concerns a topic near and dear to my heart: dating. The book take place during the year that culminated in the Colts going to the Superbowl. If I'm spoiling this for you by revealing that they win at the end of the book, congratulations. You're even more clueless about football than I am.

Day, however, is not clueless about football. She loves the game the way I loved basketball more than a decade ago. She sees the characters, the narrative, the tragic moments and the euphoric triumphs in sports, and she writes about it so beautifully that even my eyes don't glaze over during the football passages.

But the Colts are not the real story, here. At age 37, Day is tired of being single and she's going to let the Colts inspire her in her hunt for love. To aid her in game, she uses some funny conceits. She transcribes, word-for-word, the best of the halftime locker room pep talks from the sports movies she loves. And she imagines some very funny interviews between herself and a sports interviewer about how her season of finding someone to love is going. Breaking up the story with descriptions of games, the movie excerpts, and these interviews isn't just entertaining, it's necessary. Her account is personal, it's honest, she's earnest and vulnerable in this quest for love. For those of us who identify with her story, it's necessary to give us some relief. I can't figure out what seemed whiny to the editorial reviewer above. Day is honest about how important finding a relationship has become to her, and mystified by how hard it is to find one. Her tone is unsparing but not self-pitying.

I'm not going to tell you how the book ends. If you're curious, read it. It's well worth it.
Agantrius
So, as a native Hoosier having the pleasure to read Day's book, I have to say first that it was highly helpful to those of us that aren't rabid football fans (yes, believe it or not there are a few of us in central Indiana.) She explained the passion behind the sport in a way that I could relate to as a single - love. As a person who fully understands the plight of the young urban single professional, Day also does a great job of presenting what is a challenge for many young, bright, professional talented singles - struggling to find Mr. or Ms. Right. Although I'm not convinced there is a Mr. or Ms. Right for each and every one of us, I enjoyed reading Professor Day's plight, which many can fully understand. Every single should read this book (and also all those marrieds out there) to fully understand the challenges. And WAY TO GO for Day to hold out for Mr. Right instead of Mr. Right Now!!!