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A Fans Notes

Life's Large Promises: Fred Exley's Homage to Frank Gifford

Dr. Carlos Campo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Dr. Carlos Campo

When news of Frank Gifford's recent death came to me, I, like other literary types (you know, self absorbed, sullen, given to drink and dark clothing) immediately thought of Fred Exley's painful memoir, A Fan's Notes, which is surely one of American letters' great achievements.

Summer Reading Part 6: Two Fun Reads

James Franco | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment
James Franco

In Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes, the infiltration of the world of a clinically depressed alcoholic is buoyed and enlivened by the character's intellectual strengths and sense of humor. A fun ambassador through contemporary hell.