Monday, October 26, 2009

Please allow me to promote myself…

A quick note here to shamelessly tout a couple non-DD projects of mine. First, if you’ve ever wanted to confirm that I have a face and a voice made for print/pixels, then please stop by the Book Revue in Huntington tomorrow night at 7 p.m. I’ll be talking about my book about the Red Sox and the media, Fighting Words, as well as signing copies. I’m not saying you should go and buy a copy, but, well, how else am I going to put food on the table?

Seriously, to be part of a signing at the Book Revue—recognized as one of the best independent bookstores in the country and long my favorite bookstore on the Island—is as awesome as it is humbling. Check out the list of upcoming author signings there…I’m in the company of Mike Huckabee, Tracy Morgan and Al Roker! Sounds like a joke. “A former presidential candidate, ex-Saturday Night Live star, a weatherman and a Hofstra blogger walk into a bookstore…”

if you’re in the area, please stop by for some baseball talk on the eve of the World Series…and maybe even a question or two about the Flying Dutch.

Secondly, the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook—for which I wrote the America East previews—is out and available for purchase at its website here. I am ashamed to admit I’d never bought the Blue Ribbon before this year. Don’t be like me. While the other yearbooks give a page or two to the mid-majors, Blue Ribbon examines every nook and cranny of every single Division I team in 400 thorough pages. It is the best friend a mid-major fan can possibly have.

If nothing else, you owe it to your good friend and mine, Mike Litos, to buy Blue Ribbon for his typically outstanding and comprehensive CAA preview. Even if he did pick Hofstra sixth. Hey Mike, you can make it up to me and the rest of Dutch Nation (snort) by coming up from Virginia for the signing tomorrow.

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