This book arrived in a timely fashion. It had minimal damage and scratches! Worth the money for books that aren't as easy to find
Although I still have not read a Favre book that tells me more about the personal side of his life growing up, this book is great on covering all aspects of the growth of his football career. Being as it is from Sports Collectors Digest, it delivers everything you might want to know about his football career. Included are many pictures, statistics on just about everything and pictures of many bits of memorabilia. Accompanying this are many little facts, quotes, tidbits of info and interesting stories. Brief articles offering analysis and optinions of Favre's legendary career from sports writers, etc. who admire Favre's talent as much as I do were greatly appreciated by me.
The holographic card included with the book shows Favre in about 3 or 4 different poses. I really enjoy it. The book does not neglect to include the not so wonderful stats about Favre either, including his extremely brief and not at all pretty NFL debut with the Falcons and his occassional tendency to throw a few too many interceptions.
Despite all of the statistics, many of which put Favre at the very top of the quarterback record books, this book also pays tribute to the one precious quality that made Favre my favorite quarter back of all time. Though his passing yards, touchdown passes, etc. may all someday be surpassed, this quality--his pure joy and childlike excitement and enthusiasm that he always brought to the field-- will likely never be repeated. This quality that Favre uniquely brought to the game is discussed a lot in this book, and it is what I will miss the most with the coming of Favre's retirement.
I was recently released from prison after spending seventeen years behind bars for a crime I prefer not to discuss on this medium. Needless to say, upon my release I had a lot of catching up to do. Movies and TV shows I'd missed, learning about fads that had come and gone, understanding the difference between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, and most importantly, seeing what my beloved New York Jets had been up to.
I've been a diehard New York Jets fan (J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!) ever since my grandfather introduced me to them as a child. My buddy Tim was kind enough to record every Jets game on VHS while I was in the slammer, and I've recently had the time to sit down and watch those games.
A few weeks ago it was time for me to watch the 2008 season. Tim told me that I should read up on Brett Favre since he was going to be the new quarterback for the team heading into that season. I didn't know much about this Favre guy other than the fact that he used to play for the Atlanta Falcons, and later the Green Bay Packers, but I was anxious to learn as much as I possibly could about our "new" quarterback.
Because I was still new to this whole Internet thing, Tim ordered me the book, "Favre: The Total Package" from Amazon. It arrived just in time for me to read it before watching the 2008-season games.
I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I read the dust-jacket: "'Favre: The Total Package' paints the full picture of Brett Favre -- fan favorite and all-around great guy."
They weren't kidding -- the book was fantastic!
It featured essays from top sports writers, amazing photography, even a pricing guide for Favre memorabilia and collectibles (if you're into that sort of thing). The exclusive limited-edition hologram card of Brett Favre was a nice touch, too.
Since the book was published in 2008, before his season with the Jets, I wondered what else there was to learn about Favre since the 2008 season. Was he even still playing? Last I heard he had retired.
Curious to see if a second edition of "Favre: The Total Package" was now available, I took to Google to see what Favre had been up to recently, typing in "Brett Favre" and "total package."
Evidently, a Brett Favre biography published in 2008 is the best biography.
I had already purchased this at a big bookstore for a big pricetag and then decided to check out Amazon to see if it was offered and sure enough, I found it for nearly one-half the price! So, got it as a gift for my father-in-law! I love this book, mostly because of the photography! I have many of the pictures in the book (many hanging on our media room wall!)