Faithful (book)

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First edition cover
Author Stewart O'Nan,
Stephen King
Country USA
Language English
Subject Baseball, Boston Red Sox
Publisher Scribner
Publication date
December 2, 2004
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 432
ISBN 978-0-7432-6752-6

Faithful is a book co-written by Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan. It chronicles exchanges between King and O'Nan about the Red Sox's 2004 season, beginning with an e-mail in summer 2003, and throughout the 2004 season, from Spring Training to the World Series. The book was dedicated to the memory of Victoria Snelgrove, an Emerson College student who was killed during the massive celebrations after the 2004 ALCS, when she was shot in the face with pepper pellets by police officers that had been improperly trained and had responded with excessive force.[1]

On May 4, 2007, the Boston Globe announced that HBO would be adapting it into a six-part miniseries for 2008.[2][3] In September 2008, King wrote, "The script is just goddamn hilarious."[4]

Books to Benefit will publish a 10th Anniversary limited edition of the book in the fall of 2014, with at least 30% of the proceeds going to The Haven Foundation.[5]


  1. Suffolk County's D.A.'s Office: Press Office
  2. Red Sox brass make pitch for star treatment in HBO's 'Faithful'
  3. Red Sox "Faithful" Comes To HBO
  4. "Self Interview". Messages From Stephen. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>