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Buzz Bissinger

The "Friday Night Lights" author discusses the phenomenom of his book about high school football.

Updated: October 8, 2004, 6:54 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

"Friday Night Lights," H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger's book about the Odessa (Texas) Permian High School football team, was published in 1990. It was an instant success, spending 15 weeks on the New York Times Book Review best-seller list. Since the original publication, the book has never been out of print and has sold about 700,000 copies.

As "Friday Night Lights" his theaters this Friday and the ESPN Book Club debuts on Page 2, ESPN.com takes an in-depth look at the story of Odessa ...

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