Today is the first day that you can buy Coach Roy Williams‘ new memoir Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court. His autobiography describes his hardscrabble childhood in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and the experiences which helped to inspire in him the determination and hard work which shaped his success. The book spells out how he recruits, teaches, and motivates his players, and how he’s shepherded teams through some of the most nail-biting games at both Kansas and UNC. Its a must read for any fan of college basketball.
A great piece about the new book ran in the News & Observer recently; you can read the article here and check out an excerpt from the book here. Later this month Coach Williams will be appearing on “The Charlie Rose Show,” NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon, and NPR’s Morning Edition, and he’ll be interviewed in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Check back on the blog for more media updates.
Coach Williams will be signing books in the North Carolina area; a full list of events can be found here. If you can’t make it to one of his signings, we are giving away 5 SIGNED copies to 5 lucky blog readers!!! Here’s how to win:
• Write a comment on any Algonquin blog post this week; you may comment on as many blog posts as you wish to increase your chances of winning!
• Only comments before 12 pm ET on Friday, November 13th will count, so get your comments in before this deadline!
• We’ll randomly select from all entries by 5pm ET on November 13th!
If you haven’t already, be sure to head over to www.roywilliamsbook.com to watch the video trailer, read an excerpt, listen to the first chapter on HighBridge audio, and see some of Coach Williams’ family photos!
We are so excited for this book to finally be available. Head on over to your local independent bookstore, or to a Borders, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com and pick up your copy today. (Or, even better, join us tonight at McIntyre’s Fine Books!)
We can’t wait to hear what you think!