Talkin' Tuna: The Wit and Wisdom of Coach Bill Parcells


80 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 1-55022-387-9
DDC 796.332





Reviewed by Ian A. Andrews

Ian A. Andrews is editor of the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association’s Focus and co-author of Becoming a Teacher.


This tiny volume contains selected quotes from National Football League
coach Bill Parcells that have appeared in various American sources.
Twelve of the 80 pages are full-page photos of Parcells. That’s it. No
investigative journalism, no introduction or conclusion, no contextual
explanation or analysis—just quotes. The chapters are entitled
“First Quarter,” “Second Quarter,” “Third Quarter,” and
“Fourth Quarter.” No overtime here.

For his efforts, Jefferson Davis has been “generously supported by
the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry
Development Program.” This for a book of quotations from an American
football coach of American football teams in New York and New England
that play American four-down football with 11 players.


Davis, Jefferson., “Talkin' Tuna: The Wit and Wisdom of Coach Bill Parcells,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 16, 2024,