If your interest in professional football involves red-dogging, trap plays and brush blocks, then this is not for you. But should you care to join the team in the social and familial sense, to know the talented monsters who man the New York Giants as people, and to become friends of their wives and children, then this book will afford several delightful hours. Perlan Conerly, whose husband Charlie was regular Giant from 1948 to 1961, has set down with charm and discernment the life of a pro football mate from her arrival in New York as a rookie wife, through training camp, life in a Bronx hotel, Southern cooking sprees, sight-seeing, celebrity hunting and all the rest. Players and their kin come alive, in victory, in defeat, and in between. When Charlie Conerly retired, football suffered a double loss.