A lot of you have been asking what I’ve been up to, why the program wasn’t around this season. Here’s your answer.
I won’t shroud it in any way, this is my Fever Pitch. No, not the terrible Jimmy Fallon movie (which is redundant). Or even the barely passable one with Colin Firth. No, this is off the Nick Hornby book, which was about his life as an Arsenal supporter. This is mine about being a Hawks fan, and one that somehow got involved with it professionally (somewhat).
But I don’t feel like this is just my story. I feel like it is the story of a lot of Hawks fans, or hockey fans, or sports fans in general. How we come to it, how it helps build an identity in our childhood, and how it fits and doesn’t fit as our lives change and we grow (or don’t). It’s family, it’s friends, it’s relationships, it’s trying to find adulthood when you just want to be a kid and finding your childhood when you absolutely need it most.
So yeah, it’s all of that. It’s funny, sad, glorious, confusing, and everything else. From my first entrance into Chicago Stadium, to becoming the writer of a gameday program that I was bleeding on with toner in my scalp. through three Cups and everything that came with them to now.
Hope you like it.
Couple notes: The paperback version will be ready in the next couple days, and I’ll let you know when that is. For now, just Kindle: