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By Stuart Stevens | Comments: ( 474 ) | Date: ( Nov 19, 2019 )

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety five year old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels After growing up in Jackson, Stuart Stevens built a successfulFathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety five year old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels After growing up in Jackson, Stuart Stevens built a successful career as a writer and political consultant But in the fall of 2012, not long after he turned sixty, the presidential campaign he d worked on suffered a painful defeat Grappling with a profound sense of loss and mortality, he began asking himself some tough questions, not least about his relationship with his father The two of them had spent little time together for decades He made a resolution to invite his father to attend a season of Ole Miss football games together, as they d done when college football provided a way for his father to guide him through childhood and to make sense of the troubled South of the 1960s Now, driving to and from the games, and cheering from the stands, they take stock of their lives as father and son, and as individuals, reminding themselves of their unique, complicated, precious bond Poignant and full of heart, but also irreverent and often hilarious, The Last Season is a powerful story of parents and children and of the importance of taking a backward glance together while you still can.


  • Title: The Last Season: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football
  • Author: Stuart Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780385353021
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Stuart Stevens

An American travel writer, political consultant and Daily Beast columnist He is the cofounder of Washington, DC based political media consultancy Stevens Schriefer Group He served as a top strategist for Mitt Romney s 2012 presidential campaign.


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Comments The Last Season: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*

    Really wonderful. A memoir that works is a memoir that has magic, some appeal that embraces nostalgia and those special moments that shape people. I'm not a football fan, but it is still a beautiful book for those who are or aren't because the words 'memoir' and 'father-son' bonding over the sport captures the magic of the game, which even a non-fan could appreciate. This isn't a book about football - it's a book about the bonding of father and son through tradition and indulging in something th [...]


  • Kathleen

    It seemed appropriate timing for me to finally pick up this little father-son, college football love fest. My son had gifted it to us some time ago (or was it just to his dad?) No matter. The end of another college football season was nearly here, and the anniversary of my late father’s birthday reminded me of how quickly time passes. The author’s account of a season of Ole Miss football games shared by a 95 year-old father and his adult son included vivid recollections of the turbulent Civi [...]


  • Neil Blackmon

    I grew up in the south, an Atlanta kid who was the son of a Miami when it was Miami kid who was the son of an Atlantan before him. If you are from the south, history is more complicated and yes, more sad. The south is home to swaths of the most beautiful land in the U.S. It has vast open spaces, rolling hills, mountains, marshes, mighty rivers and azure blue ocean. You can take a Sunday drive and get lost in time- both in the positive sense and the negative sense that forever will have a racial [...]


  • Krista

    Consumer alert: I was able to read this book through the First to Read program with Penguin Random House. While I may have had access to an early copy for free, I feel confident in saying this opportunity did not in any way influence my opinion of the book. It wasn't the title that drew me in, it was the premise. The idea of a father and son sharing one final season of football. It was the idea of reconnecting, of making precious memories with an aging parent, that appealed to me. I'm not sure i [...]


  • Tracy

    What was there not to like about this book? It was about football and the love that father and son had for each other and football, Ole Miss football, to be exact. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy this book. You just have to be a fan of family and the love that they have for each other.


  • Jack

    I'm excited for college football season and I wanted to escape the shit-show that is currently our national government. So this father-son story about the love of college football seemed perfectly timed for me. A great story by a political player who brings his aging father out for one more tour around the SEC and their beloved Ole Miss team. Sadly, as Stevens told old stories from the Civil Rights era and how integration impacted the game in ways he didn't originally appreciate, we lived throug [...]


  • Grant Joslin

    A breezy, well written and easy read, but ultimately every time he leaves his childhood or his relationship with his dad to dwell on how only southerners understand football, the tone is just too masturbatory and offputting.


  • Sky Thibedeau

    In the South families are brought together by Births, Funerals, Weddings, and Football. Football and especially SEC Football is everyone's second Religion next to Protestantism. After working on Mitt Romney's failed Presidential bid in 2012, Stuart Stevens decided to visit his parents at their retirement home in Asheville, NC. He was eager take a break from politics and spend some quality time with his father Phineas who was 95 years old.Stuart grew up in Jackson, MS during the turbulent 1950's [...]


  • Patty Warren

    I was lucky to receive an early e-book of this novel through the wonderful First To Read Program from Penquin Books. The book was published in September 2015. It seems that Stuart Stevens loves politics all most as much as he loves Ole Miss football, all most. As the book opens, he has finished a long, tough campaign and is hoping to spend more time with his parents. At times this book reads like a fiction novel and I had to remind myself that it is non-fiction. You will find out that he worked [...]


  • Kristi Richardson

    “We say that in America anyone can become anything he desires, which is probably more true for us than most countries, but that still doesn’t make it true. And nowhere in America have circumstances of birth been more defining than Mississippi. With my parents, I won the lottery: loving parents, every possible advantage, and, yes, born white.”I enjoyed reading this story of a 60 year old man and his 90+ father enjoying a year of Ole Miss football together, one more time. Stuart Stevens just [...]


  • Angie

    I found The Last Season an enjoyable, easy read, full of football, family, and Mississippi history. There isn't a whole lot of Stuart Stevens' character in here -- he doesn't dominate his own narrative. But his parents do, and I really enjoyed spending time with his parents and hearing their thoughts. They seemed very consistent, the same people in their advanced retirement as they were in when Stuart was young, and sure of who they are and what their roles in the community are.There were severa [...]


  • Constance Davis

    I'm not Southern, or college football fanatic. I didn't come of age in the 1960's and I've yet to reach the point that the days with my parents are feeling short, and yet, I loved everything about this book. The author has deftly woven the past and present together shuttling us between the boy learning from his father in 1960's Mississippi to the man returning home and realizing that, with his dad well into his 90's, he still has much to learn from him. At times compelling and poignant, and othe [...]


  • Alissa

    NOTE: I received a free copy of the galley through First to Read program. I felt this book was enjoyable but had the potential to be so much more. While not necessarily a football fan, I do love memoirs, particularly ones by "ordinary" (not famous) people so I was eager to read The Last Season. Stevens writes with a lot of heart . You can sense his affection for his father and his nostalgia for his childhood. I wish there was even more focus on the personal aspects of this book and that I got to [...]


  • Rama

    Bonding on Gridiron: The story of a father and son This is a touching tale of a father and son bonding while growing in Mississippi and spending the best moments of the author’s life watching the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss Rebels) football games on Saturdays with his dad. It was not just a game, but it was a ritual, a culture, a religion, and a special moment for father and son to bond and learn about life while growing up. After years of physical separation from his family, the autho [...]


  • Caity

    ***This is a review of a galley received for free through Penguin's First-to-Read program in exchange for an honest review. ***As an avid college football fan myself (Sic 'Em Bears!), I found this memoir to be a thoroughly engaging read. Not only did it explore the process of loss through a season of football paralleled with an unsuccessful presidential campaign, it dove into social issues like civil rights and racism in the Southern United States, the importance of the family connection, and ev [...]


  • Susan

    After a particularly bruising campaign season, Stuart Stevens returns to his roots in order to spend time with his 95-year-old father. Stevens wants to recreate the magical times of his youth and spend one last season with his father going to Ole Miss football games. However, instead of being a child being led by his father, Stevens now is helping his elderly father to navigate the crowds. The book goes back and forth in time, following the 2013 football season and reflecting on the glorious 196 [...]


  • Chantel

    I highly recommend reading this book no matter who you are or what your background is. It will speak to your heart, I guarantee it!Although this book is about football and the bond between a father and son - neither of which subject I have any knowledge of - I still found it very intriguing. The author switched easily amongst time frames and subjects. Its flowed so well and made for a very enjoyable read.The love the author has for his father clearly resonates throughout each page of this memoir [...]


  • Ann

    I elected to read this book because it reminded me of the relationship between my eldest brother and my father, who recently passed at the age of 97. Substitute Stanford for Ole Miss. I found *The Last Season* to be a poignant account of a man, his father, and their loving connection through Ole Miss football. The writing is rock solid, the tone is humorous and heartfelt, and the narrative well-paced. Stevens wove his family history in with Ole Miss football history, as well as the history of th [...]


  • Julie

    After losing the Mitt Romney campaign, the author, his campaign leader decides that what he really wants to do with the next fall of his life is to go to all the the Ole Miss football games with his 95 year old father. This is something that the author did with his dad as a child, and what the result is one of the most charming books that I have read in a long time. While they are traveling to, and sitting through the games, the author talks about what it was like growing up in Jackson, MS durin [...]


  • Melanie

    Received an Advanced Readers CopyYou do not have to be an Ole Miss fan or even a football fan to enjoy this book. I did learn a bit about Ole Miss football and their rivalries. I also learned a bit about the importance of college football to the South. What I enjoyed most was a man deciding to spend time with his 95 year old father doing something the both loved together. It goes to the past and present rather seamlessly. Civil War and Civil Rights movement also play a role in the lives of the S [...]


  • Steve Peifer

    This is a book that you will read and wish you had more time with your father. The author pulls off a hat trick with this book. It is a history of civil rights in Mississippi, a story of a father and son, and their shared love of college football. Don't try this at home: you would have to have lots of cash to pull this off. He acknowledges how lucky he was to be born white in the US, but he was just as lucky to extraordinary parents who are wise and funny. If your father is still alive, you will [...]


  • Heidi

    This was the best book I've read in a long time. I read an advanced readers copy on my Kindle, but I've already pre-ordered a real copy so I will have a physical copy once it comes out. It's beautifully written and a love story between a son and father as well a love story about college football in the South. It delves into desegregation of the South, aging and the wisdom and sometimes regret that comes with it, and the strange but undeniable bond of college football fans of the SEC. I read it i [...]


  • Trey

    I began reading this book, appropriately enough, on Fathers Day. I would not have expected to give it a 5* rating. But the more I read, the more I realized how profoundly I was enjoying it. It was a bittersweet feeling for me. I didn't get a chance for many of the kind of childhood memories with my own father that Stevens describes. But with my own son now 3, I am looking forward to having these same kinds of experiences with him in the next few years.


  • Patrick Macke

    it's a homerun, er, touchdown well played stuart, you have a great pops football is important, it provides a direct link to many of the things we hold dear and value as Americans; to an outsider this fixation on football is often ridiculed as a misplacement of priorities stuart's book proves otherwise football is simply the catalyst for a uniquely American form of human interaction


  • Andrew Dunn

    Mitt Romney's campaign manager, coming off the loss of the 2011 election, rescues his parents from a Methodist retirement community in Asheville and takes them to every Ole Miss game of the 2012 season. His dad, 95, a former player, loves every minute of it. Stewart uses football as a lens of Southern life: segregation, cultural identity, the intellectual laziness of New Orleans, but mostly its about football.


  • E

    Truly a moving book. Not really about football, this book is about what it means to be a son and what it means to appreciate your father. Sure it's sappy and he leaves out all the ugly parts (and having a bunch of money probably didn't hurt either, at least in their attempts to spend time together later in life), but sometimes we just need to focus on the good things in this world for encouragement and motivation.


  • Janice

    I received this book as a Giveaway.I loved this book! It is a charming, moving account of the author attending Ole Miss football games one fall with his 95 year old father. He savors the time spent with his parents during this period and intersperses current day with remembrances of attending the games with his father when he was a young boy. He also reminds us what Mississippi was like in the 60's when he was growing up. You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy the book.


  • Sue

    I enjoyed this book because of the bond a father and son shared at Ole Miss football games. A true story of a political worker for many presidential campaigns including Mitt Romney's. After the presidential loss he heads home the following year to spend time with his aging parents. Him and his 95 year old father go to all the Ole Miss games as the did when he was growing up.


  • Sue

    What a great book! I am not a big football fan but this book combines football with a relationship over 60 years between a father and son. The author weaves the current football season at Ole Miss from the days of segregation and other historical events. I will always think of this book when during college football season.


  • Jen

    it wasn't always clear what "year" the author was writting about as it jumped around, sometimes from one paragraph to the next. still, a nice easy read, especially if you like football or reliving the glory the days of the past. living in Syracuse, we haven't had much to celebrate as far as football goes, only having our one winning/undefeated season as well (1959).


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