A Modern Warrior (and a Meat Sack)
Here now is a book by Nate Jackson called “Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival From the Bottom of the Pile,” and it’s everything you want football memoirs to be but never are: hilarious, dirty, warm, human, honest, weird.
“Slow Getting Up” is a sly, inquisitive, wide-awake book about what it’s like to play in the N.F.L. if you’re a relative nobody, if you’re among the beefy proletariat. It’ll make you see the game with fresh eyes.