Book announcement

I’m too excited to give this a fancy buildup so I’ll just say it: I’m writing a book.

Here’s the announcement from the site Publishers Lunch:


Yeah, I can’t really believe it either.

There are a lot of things I don’t know yet — we’re at the beginning of a long, long process. Apparently, now that the publisher likes the idea, they actually want me to write the damn thing. So it’ll be awhile before you get to hold a copy in your hands — although, if you’re reading this, I do expect you to not only hold a copy in your hands one day, but actually, you know, BUY it.

I’ve been thinking about this book for a long time, as I’ve tried to untangle not just my own struggle to get in shape, but the struggle of so many others. I’ve touched on it a few times, most recently in my piece for ESPN on Jared Lorenzen, but there’s a lot more to talk about. It’ll be hard. Trying to make yourself better in some way is always hard.

But I’m thrilled for the chance to tell this story, and to find out what it’s like to write a book — something I’ve always dreamed of. I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going along and along. Thanks to everyone for the support all these years. And to all of you who asked “When are you going to write a book?” — finally, I have a decent answer.

11 thoughts on “Book announcement

  1. Hi Tommy. I just found my way to you through Peter King’s shout-out today. After going through a couple of wild life trips the last seven years (which will be my own bestseller eventually), the weight and the eating are my final frontier, my final enemy. Good luck with conquering your demons. And I can’t wait to read the book.

  2. YES!!! I most definitely want an autographed copy and anxiously await your upcoming book tour to promote it…Hope you come to the Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC area. If not, I will come to the closest appearance you have near me. I am so proud of you and have thought you should have done this a while back. Wish I could write the forward…Feel as if I have known you forever…LOL…

  3. Perfect. Congrats, Tommy. Hope finally to meet you in person. Can’t think of a better excuse than a book signing.

    • Thanks, Drew — and when we get together, you have to sign my copy of Must Win. That’s such a great book.

  4. Cheers. Best of luck on this journey. I know you have the intellect and the compassion to tell this story well.

  5. Outstanding, Tommy. Congratulations!

  6. Congrats on the exciting news!

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