PLEASE NOTE: Although this event is free and open to the public, free admittance is subject to available space. When reserved seating reaches capacity, we will not be able to accommodate additional attendees. To ensure admittance, we encourage you to reserve seating for everyone in your party in advance. Reserved Seating is available when The Grass is Always Greener is pre-ordered from Warwick's through the linked green "Reserve Seats Here" button above. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.
On Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Brian Gushue as he discusses and signs his new book, The Grass is Always Greener: One Football Fan's Improbable Quest to Attend 500 NFL Games. Brian Gushue is a retired journalist who spent 22 years in the newspaper industry as a copy editor. In addition to his passion for the history of pro football and watching NFL games in person, he is also an ardent fan of Carpenters music, Warner Bros. cartoons and classic TV shows. He is a longtime San Diegan,and he loves Christmas more than any other holiday.
On November 6, 2017, Brian Gushue attended his 500th NFL football game. He achieved this unlikely feat despite his lifelong battle with cerebral palsy.
His devotion to football, especially its highest level, was borne out of his enjoyment of playing the sport as a child and his lifelong admiration for Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese, who he got to see play in person only once. Eventually, Brian made it his mission to see a game in every NFL stadium with a grass field - because he prefers the look, feel and smell of grass compared to artificial playing surfaces.
Brian soon came up with a new goal. Sometime in the late 1990s, when he had witnessed fewer than 100 NFL games on grass, he set his sights on attending 500 of them. Late in the chase, he added a caveat to the quest: to see every NFL team play at least 10 times. Now he hopes to see every team play at least 25 times.
The Grass Is Always Greener: One Football Fan's Improbable Quest to Attend 500 NFL Games is full of football facts, commentary, and history intertwined with memories from Brian's incredible journey, which will awe and inspire not only fans of the game but anyone who has a dream and the determination to make it come true.