Football can be a centerpiece for many lives, even those whose passions aren't the game itself. Incomplete Passes: Reflections on Life, Love, and Football is a memoir from Linda Lange as she recounts growing up around the Green Bay Packers, a life growing up in Wisconsin in the 1960s and everything that came with the era in the Badger state. With a heady dose of nostalgia and plenty of life's humor, "Incomplete Passes" is a strong addition to any coming of age memoir collection.
Carl Logan, Logan's Bookshelf, Midwest Review, December 2012 http://www.midwestbookreview.com/
The author of this delightful book is Linda Lange and I liked her voice and the tone of this book, upbeat, honest, never depressing even when recounting facts that weren't necessarily pleasant, such as cancer. ... It was flawlessly edited, I did not find one error, which is unusual and welcome.
Lynn Schneider, Baby Boomer Fiction Author and Reviewer http://lynnschneiderbooks.com/my-reviews-2/
"Incomplete Passes is a story rich in history, both of the game and her friendships. Lange writes with humor, honesty and passion. I absolutely loved this memoir. I highly recommend it and rate it 4 stars!!!"
Emily, AKA Mrs. Mommy Booknerd. For the complete review, http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com/2012/09/reviewq-incomplete-passes-by-linda-lange.html
"This memoir will resonate with football lovers, anyone who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s, history buffs, and anyone interested in local Wisconsin history. Basically, if you are a football lover, history enthusiast or memoir fanatic, you will enjoy Incomplete Passes."
Kristin Wilson for the Green Bay Literature Examiner, (4 of 5 stars). For the complete review, http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-of-incomplete-passes-by-linda-lange
"Lange has a very good way with words, she can paint a vibrant picture for you. You will think that you are walking the streets of Green Bay, WI with the gals as they grow together. You will feel a sense of a bond with the characters as you grow to know them."
Penelope Anne Bartotto (Book Review Mama) for The Library at the End of the Universe (4 of 5 stars). For the complete review, http://libraryendofuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/06/review-incomplete-passes-by-linda-lange.html
"I highly suggest this compelling read because it was well written, personable and just plain wonderful! I never thought a true story about football fans could be so fantastic. There's not much to say besides "wonderful job!" Four and a half footballs out of five for Incomplete Passes."
Samantha Coville for Sammy the Bookworm/Book Reviews. For the complete review, http://www.sammythebookworm.com/index.php/fiction-reviews/24-incomplete-passes-by-linda-lange
Though I'm a few years younger than the author, and was more of a Beatles and rock band fan than a football one, this book rings a chord with those of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's. It's a reminder of a simpler time when a trip downtown involved dressing in your Sunday best instead of body armor, and having a crush on a celebrity didn't make you a stalker. It's also a reminder of the bonds and friendships that can form between people of similar interests that can span decades. Incomplete Passes is an easy and enjoyable read.
sixmutts on amazon.com(4 of 5 stars)
Packer Fans, teens from Green Bay in the 60's - A Must Read! A book that rings the bell! A true, intimate account of a teen Packer fan in the 60's, her almost "stalker-like" devotion to the players and in general, how the young in Green Bay thought and acted in the 60's. The author really captured the moments, filled with wry humor. A must read for those who are Packer fans and the teens that lived the period.
Dan Servais on barnesandnoble.com (4 of 5 stars)
An adorable story of a girl growing up with the Packers. It's cute and sweet, and is also a testament to those life-long loves - whether it be a sports team, or the friends you have for life - and how they can continue to have a wonderful and powerful impact.
Anneliese on goodreads (4 of 5 stars)