Not only is Brett Favre "the man" on the field, he is also "the man" in books! Overall, I have unofficially(and I stress that word!) counted about 53 titles for books about Brett Favre with his name in the title. I'm going to guess that no quarterback from the modern era has been written about (in form of a published book) more than Brett Favre. He's probably the perfect combination, of talent, accomplishments, background, personality, quirkiness, etc that make him great food for books! Most are books about the Packer days, but there are a handful about the dark days with the Vikings and only a couple about the Jet days, which seems logical.
The full length books are just the tip of the Favre iceburg. I could add another 30 or so books to the list if I included books Brett was part of, but not in the title. And if you were to count all the Packer trivia or fact books, you may find another 30 on top of that.
In addition, Favre is immortalized in a great many magazine features and commemorative newspaper sections, many which have probably morphed into some of the full length books written by these beat writers.
Clearly, Favre is one of a kind--it's the reason we all love him! As I stressed to some of my high school library patrons this week, "Did you ever wonder why so many of you guys are named Brett?"
Here's a little trip through the Favre bibliography!
Top Brett Favre Titles: Based on reviews and holdings in Wisconsin libraries
Some of the more "interesting" Favre books I discovered
The 5 Part Method, or how Brett Favre is a Saint by Christopher Pumphrey
How to create an argument and construct a five paragraph theme using Brett Favre!
It's Favre, Not Farv You Bobbleheads: How Bradd FaVre, the NFL & the Media let America go to hell in a Jockstrap by Jon Christopher
Great look at the cult of celebrity and sports figures like Brett
I Love Brett Favre, I Hate Brett Favre by Ross Bernstein
Boy, this about sums it up! Chapter 3: I forgive Brett Favre. Chapter 4: I love Brett Favre again!
Favre Family Cookbook by the Favre Family
Do you think anyone had ever eaten a crawfish in Green Bay before Brett arrived?
Brett Favre: Huck Finn Grows Up by Steve Cameron
The down south Huck Finn thing was a staple comparison. Aww, shucks.
Kiln Kountry: Home of Brett Favre by Dan Ellis
(Pronounced Kill, of course) I remember news organizations doing live reports from diners and roadsides all over Kiln. It became Green Bay of the south! We knew the place better than home! Anyone remember the Broke Spoke!!
Inspirational Favre Book:
Don't Bet Against Me by Deanna Favre
This book is still a favorite in the library, and a must read for any Favre fan. Brett's wife Deanna was as much a part of the Favre legacy as Brett, and her fight against cancer was well publicized.
Best/Creepiest Favre Book Cover!!
Can you imagine the kid that pulls this off the shelf when browsing around?? In this cover he resembles one of those guys who hangs around elementary schools in a van with no windows!
Best Book to read this weekend if you love the Packers
Leaders of the Pack by Rob Reischel
All the great ones we've been spoiled to have come together under one cover. Starr, Favre, Rodgers. Read and appreciate!
Good luck finding a dry eye on Thanksgiving night.
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