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Nick Hornby is an English writer and the author of Fever Pitch, a nonfiction memoir about his obsession with the English football team, Arsenal. He has been a fan of the team since he was a young boy and his father, who was divorced from his mother, took him to a game. He first saw the team play in 1965 and was immediately intrigued by the culture of football and those who are fanatical about it. Nick finds he can bond with his father and his friends at school through football, and his interest quickly becomes an obsession. He is intimately familiar with the team and its players, and his moods throughout his life coincide with the team's fortunes. His obsession with Arsenal intensifies as he gets older, especially during his teen years and his twenties. As a teen, he attends many home and away games and...

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