12. August 2013 · Comments Off on Fourth and Not Much Longer · Categories: 2013 · Tags:

Don’t look now folks but in a few weeks John U. Bacon’s Fourth and Long will be on bookshelves and the talk of the town..err..several towns.  It officially drops September 3 and you can order it now on Amazon if you want to impress your friends.  

Bacs just posted a series a places where you can see him (even get an advance copy of the book), as well as the timing of several excerpts that will run nationally and on prominent sites.  Via johnubacon.com:

I’ll have updates on the book tour events, the schedule of excerpts and radio and TV appearances very soon, but here are the first events, with more information to come.  To attend, feel free to contact these organizations to reserve your spot.  We WILL have books available for all at all these stops, even those that pre-date the publication date.  

EVENTS:

Fourth and Long -Tuesday, August 20, lunchtime: Columbus, Ohio, Rotary Club, lunchtime.

-Monday, August 26, 5:30 p.m.: UM Alumni Club of Chicago, at the Diag Bar.

-Friday, September 6, 6 p.m.: Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor.

-Tuesday, September 10, 6 p.m.: UM Alumni Club of Grand Rapids, at the Louis Benton Steakhouse.

EXCERPTS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS AND STORIES

-Friday, August 16:

The Wall Street Journal: excerpt on how Penn State kept their team together

PennLive.com: Review and story by David Jones.

Others will be writing on the book that day, as well, with details coming soon.

Friday, August 23:

Dennis Dodd at CBSsports.com, Yahoosports.com, and ESPN.com will be running excerpts, stories and reviews.

MGoBlog: Excerpt on Michigan’s Marching Band, and the Alabama game

PennLive.com: Excerpt on Penn State’s turbulent, and ultimately triumphant season, behind the scenes.

Elevenwarriors.com: Excerpt on Urban Meyer, behind the scenes.

Sippinonpurple.com: Excerpt on Pat Fitzgerald, behind the scenes.

Tuesday, September 3:(Times to come)

NPR interview on “Here & Now.”

Later that week, interviews with: 1050 WTKA-Ann Arbor-Detroit, WGN-Chicago, WBEZ-Chicago Public Radio, and more.

While MVictors doesn’t have an exclusive I can share that yes, I’ve read the book —but I can’t really get into it until I get the high sign from the author and his publisher.  I have my questions into John U., along with a review drafted.  You’ll likely find that up here shortly after the guys listed above post their excerpts and get their Q&As.

Again, get a copy here and stay tuned

And hey – If any of you make it to the August 20th Columbus or August 26th Chicago dates, I’d love a few photos and a guest post recap.

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