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Buzz Bissinger Publishes Sequel to Friday Night Lights

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger has published a sequel to his classic book about high school football, Friday Night Lights. Published through Byliner, the After Friday Night Lights eBook looks at the lives of the characters in a book that spawned a movie and a television show.

The book focuses on the journalist’s relationship with Boobie Miles, a promising football star in the original book. The $2.99 eBook is available through Apple, Amazon and Kobo. Check it out:

Heading into the 1988 season, Miles looked like a star-in-the-making, a sure bet to ascend to college and the NFL. Abandoned by his mother, beaten by his dad, he had scraped through a rough upbringing, but it appeared that success on the field was soon to redeem his pain. Then, in a meaningless preseason scrimmage, Boobie blew out his knee. By midseason he was off the team, no longer needed by his coaches, who had found themselves a new running back. After Friday Night Lights follows Boobie through the dark years he suffered after his injury right up to a hopeful present. It is the indelible portrait of the oddest of enduring friendships: that of a writer and his subject, a “neurotic Jew” and a West Texas oil-field worker, a white man raised in privilege and a black man brought up in poverty and violence, and a father and his “fourth son.”

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Eamon Dolan To Helm New Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Imprint

Eamon Dolan will leave Penguin Press to run his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. According to The New York Times, Dolan’s imprint will be called “Eamon Dolan Books.” The imprint will publish ten narrative and serious nonfiction books every year.

Here’s more from the article: “Before Mr. Dolan joined the Penguin Press in 2007, he was editor in chief at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. While at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mr. Dolan edited Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman and 3 Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger, among other best-sellers.”

Dolan will begin his new role on June 13th. At Penguin, Dolan was demoted from editor-in-chief to executive editor due to the recent hiring of Scott Moyers.