Having grown up in Lawton Michigan and watched Pete and friends play baseball against my brother. the book I favor most is Conquering Heroes. As I read it,it takes me back to my youth.
My regret is never having met Pete and of course never discussing with him what a great writer he was.
Best wishes to his daughter and son.
I am sorry for the Gent family,and for readers who will not be able to read another Peter Gent book.My best,
I am praying for you and your family in the passing of your father. If you need anything just give me a call. @ 269.330.9679 Scott Williams from Bangor School Jan.16th.1963.
Sorry for your loss. He was such a talent that touched many people. I never met your dad but I used to be in contact via email. He made my day when he offered to sign a ND40 dust cover for me.
Sorry for the loss of Mr Gent. I am not surprised he was a man of many interests. His book was the first sport book I ever read I can remember. Thank you and may you catch all your passes in heaven.
from the late peter kruslak, who past in 2007, and, celeste kruslak, who lives in fl....we were so proud to know pete,,,,our thoughts are with the family....may he R.I.P.
Pete was a kind man he was loved by so many.God needed another cowboy on his team. Holly I want you know were praying for you and his loved ones. I will never forget the time signed his football card for me and my stepson.you made a big impact in our lives I say thank you.
Please accept my condolences during this time of sadness.
I spent some time with Peter outside of Wimberley, Texas back in the late 1970's. He was a colorful guy with great stories, a sharp wit, and a big heart. I have some good memories from those times; and some of them are real. RIP.
I was a fan of the book, and of the movie, and thankful that Peter Gent shared that part of his life, and his insight with us. My condolences to the family.
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort help you.
DC, Crete, IL
Condolences to all the family members in their lose. Have been a Dallas Cowboys fan since the first year and knew all those guys names and numbers. Read North Dallas Forty... He was and is remembered. REST IN PEACE Pete Gent.
I was a little boy when you wrote North Dallas Forty. It quite possibly was the first book I ever read without being told to. Thank you, Mr. Gent for all the memories. I am praying for peace and comfort for your family.
I saw Pete play many times for the Dallas Cowboys. Have his autograph. Enjoyed his talents on the field and off the field. May good memories like many of us here have help his family through this.
To the family of Peter Gent, my condolences for the loss of your beloved one. May you find comfort at Isaish 25:8. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.)
As a ten year old I watched Pete Gent play hoop for MSU at Jenison Fieldhouse. He was a very smooth, fluid player and he scored often and fairly easily. He was a pioneer as far as basketball players transitioning to the NFL, but he made it. N Dallas the movie was ok, but the book was lights out terrific. -- What a great Spartan. RIP, Pete.
I remember reading and enjoying "North Dallas Forty". But what I remember most is watching Pete and the Spartans play at old Jenison Fieldhouse. He was a great player and competitor.
I was playing high school football when 'North Dallas Forty' was published. At that point in my life, I had never been so fascinated by a book like that one. RIP Mr.Gent.
Dear Holly and Carter. I have lived next door to Pete in Mi. ever since he moved back. I will miss my dear neighbor. always checked to see if the porch light and dining room lites were on...we kinda looked out for each other. I am so sorry for your loss.
Peter once told me, "I loved catching a football," My he be "looking in" some tight spirals in Heaven. He was even a better man than he was a player and writer. RIP. Douglas Billnitzer
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
To paraphrase a line from the movie: When I go into Tom Laundry to talk salary, you tell me it's a team and a family. When I go in to talk about the team and family , you tell me it's a business. That was a most memorable story line in the movie. it has stuck with me for years.
the book was a real forboding into the NFL. Now we have all these post concusion problems. What book or story would Pete have written in this era? A man far ahead of his time RIP
from a New England Pats fan
North Dallas Forty, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, Bury my heart at Wounded Knee, The Godfather- what a great time for authors that opened our eyes. RIP Mr. Gent and thanks for the memories.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
"North Dallas Forty" was arguably the best book about pro football ever written. If a fan wants to read about what the NFL is really like, that is the book. Nick Nolte's film did the book justice.
My condolences to Mr. Gent's family.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Pete was our neighbor in Dallas when he played for the Cowboys. Another neighbor was Craig Morton. To keep in shape during the off season, Craig would throw to Pete while I attempted to defend Pete. The one time I beat him, Craig has so much zip on the throw that I couldn't hang on to the ball. I said something about my hands burning and Pete said his never cooled off. Pete was a really good person and friend. Our condolences to his son and daughter.
I spent the 1980 summer in Wood Creek with you and your father with my wife and small son in the condo next door. I enjoyed getting to know both you and father. I am very sorry for your loss.
What a Inspired
Legend you shared
thanks for having the courage to pull the curtain back on the NFL - rest in peace russ bolinger
What a fantastic movie. I love watching it as often as I can find it.
Scott MacDonald Bangor Maine
I'm sorry for your loss. I watched the movie North Dallas Forty with great interest because I've been a Dallas Cowboy fan since 1961.I liked Pete Gent because he never seemed overwhelmed by playing in the NFL and I think that set a good example for the people who looked up to NFL players. Thank you, Peter Gent, for being genuine.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ryan has many fond memorie with Pete, Sonny and Laurel. Thank you so much for being part of our lives. Much Love to you and yours
Kenny, Diane, Ryan and Jennifer Gold (Laurel Gold)