Monday, September 19, 2011

Readers share their insights about football memoir

       It’s been less than a month since the launch of the memoir November Ever After. And I’m elated that folks are showing immense interest. Some have already contacted me personally to share their thoughts about the book’s contents. Thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you what readers have shared with me. This is a story that has been overlooked for far too long. So now is the time that this story finally gets its proverbial “day in the sun.” Here’s what the people are saying:

"I am reading and remembering. I am eighteen again (1968) and it is a happy fun-filled time in life. And then November1970 came with such a traumatizing memory. I still remember every one of the African-American football players. Some of our conversations I have on a "freeze-frame" in my mind. Thanks, Craig for doing what God would have you to do...write it down in a way that no one else could.”
Murrial Jarrett
Atlanta, Georgia

“I think we all freeze-frame that time in our lives. We have moved on, but we still remember it like it was yesterday.”
Gina Starling Gunn
Nashville, Tennessee

Just got the book in the mail. It's great (just skimmed through). Will have to get copies for friends! It’s a real treasure filling in the details of that dark period. We drew strength from one another. We are bound forever after and celebrate those who have gone on (from the night of November 14, 1970.)”
Bill Dodson
Columbus, Ohio

“I received my copies of your book last evening and it is good, sad and refreshing. I have already started to tell people about your book and will continue to do so.”
Horlin Carter
Greensboro, North Carolina

“Just finished reading your book last night. It was wonderful and I couldn't put it down until I was done. So many memories of the past 40 years. Thank you for sharing it with those of us who were actually there to experience it all.”
Carrie Poston
Dayton, Ohio

“Started reading this last night and I am hooked. I am already fascinated.
Angela Dodson
Trenton, New Jersey

“Just finished reading your book last night. I have to say that it was incredibly enlightening and thought provoking! Needless to say that I'm still in the overall "processing" stage. However, I no longer feel like I walked into a movie that was halfway over. I now have insight as to what happened before I arrived on campus (1971), and I can put together the pieces a whole lot better. I can better appreciate what you, Janice (Cooley), Ed (Carter), et al were dealing with amid all of the hope and hype concerning The Young Thundering Herd! I regret that you and I never sat and talked when we attended school together. I'm sure that I would have been a more "aware" young man both socially, and spiritually than I was.”
Chuck Jackson
Houston, Texas

1 comment:

  1. Salim MuMin (W. Jerome Hickman)Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    I have to take a break from my schedule and read this book.