I just returned from a vacation with my family to the Caribbean. Living in Minneapolis, we had two flights to arrive at our final destination in St. Maarten, and all bets were off when traveling with a five and two-year-old. The alarm clock went off at 2:30am, and as any parent knows, when we finally sat down on the plane, Allison and I both looked at each other with a mutual feeling of accomplishment.
Of course, we'd both been on flights when one or both kids melted down for a good part of the ride. About 45 minutes in, however, I looked over, and all 3 (including mom) were out, with mouths wide open.
My gut feeling was that I, too, should join them in Slumberland, but then I thought, "it's rare that I get uninterrupted time like this."
Please enjoy today's guest post from legendary boxing author, Mike Silver.
The Book That Answers Boxing’s Eternal Question
Who are the greatest boxers of all time? Why—and how—did they become great? Why have certain eras produced an abundance of outstanding boxing talent while others have not? Are contemporary superstars, such as Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Roy Jones, Jr., Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Bernard Hopkins, and Oscar De La Hoya better, or worse, than their counterparts of 50 or more years ago?
One of my favorite sports authors is John Feinstein. His first book, "A Season on the Brink," published in 1986, is a behind-the-scenes look at the 1985-86 basketball season of Indiana University and their coach, Bobby Knight. This book is considered one of the best sports books ever written and has sold more than two million copies.
Who Are Some of the Best Sports Authors?
It's a fair question, and one that begs an answer. For a lot people, a book's title is secondary to who wrote it?
Growing up, my mother read Danielle Steele books because she enjoyed that style of writing. More specifically, she liked Danielle Steele.
The authors below have all left a legacy with their storytelling, wit, and passion for what they do. While some have written more books than others, what's consistent is their ability to drive interest and engagement.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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