I wanted to let folks know that I have been brewing another book project over the last several months. This is simply another compilation of short stories, articles, and blog posts on various subjects relating to life, cancer, triathlon, people, and anything else that may have moved me. As well as a few pieces on some friends who were lost. I realize that’s quite a broad spectrum of subject matter, but those who know me will not be surprised by that.
I am excited about this project for a few reasons. Some of the pieces in this book have really hit home with not only me, but for others as well. My good buddy Ethan Zohn has written the foreword for me, and a portion of these proceeds will go to Ethan’s charity Grassroot Soccer. Here is a little teaser from Ethan:
“There is a general consensus in the sport of soccer that all goalkeepers are crazy – a different breed of human being. Steve was a goalkeeper. And I think the reason he is having me write this forward is because we have so much in common. Steve is an elite athlete and I’m a former soccer star. Steve has beaten cancer and I’m a recent Survivor. Steve has competed in many ironman triathlons and I have watched many ironman triathlons”
I have also received some nice initial feedback from people whom I hold in the highest regard, such as Scott Tinley:
“Stephen Brown writes with equal parts thoughtful muse and devil-may-care prose. Perhaps born of his own life challenges, he doesn’t swoon his readers as much as he shakes their own foundations of belief about what sport is and what it isn’t. In a world of slick, market-driven writers and bloggers, Brown writes for the best of all reasons—because it helps him to understand a confusing time and place. ”
Scott Tinley, author of “Racing the Sunset: An Athlete’s Quest for Life after Sport”
The working title of the book is “In Search of Center… ramblings on life and sport”. The title itself actually stemmed from an email that Tinley sent to me where he raised the question, “How can I find my center if I don’t visit the edge”? I couldn’t shake those words and had to do something with them.
Stay tuned and look for its release in the coming weeks. Don’t forget my previously released titles, which can be found HERE.