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John U. Bacon at the AADL

Literati Bookstore is thrilled to bring John U. Bacon to the AADL to discuss a treasured collection of timeless pieces, The Best of Bacon: Select Cuts; perfect for fans of any Michigan sport.

This event is in partnership with the AADL. It includes a signing and books will be for sale.

“People who think they don't like sports probably haven't read John U. Bacon. That was me before I started talking with John on my show. He doesn’t write about statistics, wins, and losses. He writes about people digging down deep, challenging themselves to do better, try harder, encourage a teammate, weather a tough loss, get back up, do it again, and then—hopefully—celebrate a success. This collection will leave you looking at sports—and the people who play and coach them—with new eyes.”
—Cynthia Canty, host of “Stateside,” Michigan Radio

“John U. Bacon tells stories the same way a coach carries out a brilliant game plan. With passion and wisdom, hilarity and poignancy, he guides you to every corner of Michigan, a place where he has an unparalleled home court advantage. Whether he is writing about Bo Schembechler or Magic Johnson, Jim Abbott or Gordie Howe, his father or his son, frozen pond or broiling gym, a small-town high school hero or the forces of greed embezzling the essence of college football and basketball, Bacon examines our tumultuous love affair with sports in order to examine us. Open this collection at any juncture and find yourself transported to Bacon’s field of play.”
—Linda Robertson, award-winning sports columnist, Miami Herald

John U. Bacon is the author of ten books, most recently John Saunders’ Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope (which Bacon coauthored) and The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, which extend his streak to six consecutive national
best sellers. He teaches at at the University of Michigan.


Event date: 
Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
343 S 5th Ave
Ann Arbor District Library: Downtown Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48104