Playing for Pizza by John Grisham

I just finished Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. This Grisham novel is one of his few that does not include a disenchanted attorney hiding from or fleeing from the law. Instead, it is a feel good book about a third string quarterback who ends up playing football for the Parma Panthers in the Italian football league.

I enjoyed how the book touched on the Italian culture, especially the dining and opera. I also liked the perspective of how unimportant American style football is to the Italians. However, I felt that, except for the football parts, I had seen much of the Italian culture parts in his novel The Broker.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book. It is a quick read and does not require consideration of heavy themes or consequences. Instead, it’s a simple story of a third string NFL quarterback and his experiences playing football in Italy.

If you are looking for an uncomplicated enjoyable book, Playing for Pizza would be a good choice.