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Playing for Pizza

(2007)
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Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.

But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback. Great, says Rick—for which team?

The mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.

Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. So Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers—at least until a better offer comes along—and heads off to Italy. He knows nothing about Parma—not even where it is—has never been to Europe, and doesn't speak or understand a word of Italian.

To say that Italy—the land of opera, fine wines, extremely small cars, romance, and Football Americano— holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.


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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Playing for Pizza (Charnwood)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84782-232-0 / 978-1-84782-232-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Playing For Pizza (Limited Edition): A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-52517-6 / 978-0-385-52517-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84605-368-4 / 978-0-7394-8789-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Playing For Pizza: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-52500-1 / 978-0-385-52500-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-345-53205-8 / 978-0-345-53205-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-385-34400-7 / 978-0-385-34400-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-955726-6 / 978-0-09-955726-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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July 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-24471-4 / 978-0-440-24471-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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July 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-24495-1 / 978-0-440-24495-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-09-951988-7 / 978-0-09-951988-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-440-29682-X / 978-0-440-29682-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-2775-5 / 978-0-7393-2775-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84605-369-2 / 978-1-84605-369-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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2007 : Paperback
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): john grisham
ISBN: 9780385525 / 978-9780385521
Publisher: bca
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Audio Editions

September 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-8319-1 / 978-0-7393-8319-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
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October 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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October 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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September 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-5908-8 / 978-0-7393-5908-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4159-4663-9 / 978-1-4159-4663-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 0-7393-5909-6 / 978-0-7393-5909-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
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September 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-84657-141-3 / 978-1-84657-141-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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September 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Pizza: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Playing for Pizza: A Novel
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
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2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
ISBN: 1-4159-4662-0 / 978-1-4159-4662-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
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January 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Playing for Pizza
Author(s): John Grisham
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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