(Arroyo head football coach Jim Singiser read Joe Torosian’s high school football novel, “Tangent Dreams” and provides this review.)
By Jim Singiser
I always have felt that the truly gifted teachers were also great storytellers. Similarly, I have always felt that the best books are those that bring the reader into the story.
What Joe has captured is that beautiful mesh between being a teacher and an impassioned teller of our story. I have been a football coach in the SGV for the past 23 years and have often said that if someone could “mic” us up during a game they could make a ton of money.
Half of us would be fired, but it would be entertaining as hell to get a true glimpse of what our world truly involves. Of course, it had to take someone who has spent countless hours on the sidelines to capture a literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season.
To do what we do on a yearly basis you have to love coaching and love football. To be able to represent it the way “Tangent Dreams” has is evidence that Joe has the same passion and love for the game as those of us on the sidelines or on the field.
It was an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.