A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas by Leah WilsonA Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas by Leah Wilson

A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas

EditorLeah WilsonContribution byJen Chaney, Jacob Clifton

Paperback | August 2, 2011

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Introduction by Will Leitch, founding editor of Deadspin

Talk to any of the millions of devotedFriday Night Lightsfans and they’ll tell you: it’s not just a show about high school football. Its rich, interesting characters and honestly portrayed relationships make the show’s portrait of West Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing#151;and everything#151;to do with touchdowns.

A Friday Night Lights Companioncelebrates the show, its fearlessness, and what it’s meant to those who love it.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Footballmanaging editor Travis Stewart provides a moving tribute to the power of high school football, by way of unlikely hero Matt Saracen
• Jonna Rubin shares the lessons she’s learned from the best marriage on television: Eric and Tami Taylor’s (lesson number one: drink more wine)
• Television Without Pity writer Jacob Clifton offers a meditation on one ofFriday Night Lights’ most fundamental values: being a part of something bigger than yourself
The Washington Post’s Jen Chaney reminds us what we love most about all our favorite Dillon residents, from Tim Riggins to Buddy Garrity to Jess Merriweather
• And more writing and reflections onFriday Night Lights

A Friday Night Lights Companiontakes you from series pilot to series finale, through all five masterfully crafted seasons’ worth of love, loss, family, and football.
Will Leitchis a contributing editor atNew Yorkmagazine, a film critic at Yahoo, and the founder of Deadspin. He is also the author of four books, most recentlyAre We Winning?He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.Leah Wilsongraduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief, Smart Po...
Title:A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, TexasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 2, 2011Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction – Will Leitch
"Texas Forever” – Adam Wilson
"Class Not Dismissed” – Kevin Smokler
"The Drama of Being Decent” – Paula Rogers
"The Best Reality Show on Television” – Ariella Papa
"Pantherama!” – Jeremy Clyman
"Man Up” – Kiara Koenig
"Playing for Now” – Travis Stewart
"Viewers Wanted (Teens Need Not Apply)” – Robin Wasserman
"Friday Night Lights, NBC, and DirecTV” – Paul Levinson
"‘It’s Different for Girls’” – Sarah Marian Seltzer
"Sex, Lies, Booze, and the Perfect Marriage” – Jonna Rubin
"Come Home: West Texas Identities” – Jacob Clifton
"Why We Love . . . ” Series – Jen Chaney