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DRIBBLE THIS! The History Behind the History of the National Basketball Association
Feb. 22, 2017
Alan Goldsher
Non-fiction: Sports
An excerpt of DRIBBLE THIS! can be heard here.

Anybody who knows anything about basketball is aware that in their respective illustrious careers, Michael Jordan scored a bunch of points, and Bill Russell won a bunch of championships, and Wilt Chamberlain banged a bunch of groupies. But there’s more to the National Basketball Association than buckets, rings, and skeezy one night stands.

Like which NBA player had the lamest nickname…or, for that matter, which team had the lamest nickname? Who are the best international players whose last names end in “ic”? Who sported the best facial hair in league history, inventor of basketball Dr. James Naismith, or current MVP candidate James Harden?
Only one writer can answer those questions, a writer who Parade called, “Bloody brilliant,” a writer who Publishers Weekly called, “Accessible and downright funny,” a writer who once hit a jump shot from behind his parents' garage.

That writer: Alan Goldsher.

A former contributor to ESPN the Magazine and NBA.com, Alan is currently the Senior NBA Analyst for FanDuel.com, the world’s preeminent daily fantasy sports company. Since its premiere in October of 2016, his twice-daily podcast, “Net Gain,” has garnered over 80,000 listens per month. Additionally his ten novels and four non-fiction titles have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

DRIBBLE THIS! will be the basketball version of Jon Stewart’s bestseller "America (The Book)," except without the 17-person writing staff and the massive art budget. Alan will take some of the greatest—and, of course, not so greatest—NBA moments and give them a goofy slant that will appeal to casual and hardcore hoops fans alike. The book can be completed in time for publication at the beginning of the 2018-19 NBA season.
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Alan Goldsher is the author of 11 novels, including Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) and My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the von Trapp Family Vampires (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books). Written as A.M. Goldsher, his chicklit books The True Naomi Story, Reality Check, Today’s Special, and No Ordinary Girl were released by Little Black Dress Books in the U.K. between 2008-2011. His non-fiction titles include Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read. His sportswriting has been seen in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, NBA.com, ChicagoBulls.com, and Sport, and currently, he is the Senior NBA Writer for FanDuel.com.

One of the most flexible, in-demand ghostwriters on the publishing landscape, Alan possesses an uncanny ability to bring a subject’s written voice to life. He has written and edited for people from all walks of life—athletes, actors, comedians, doctors, chefs, and businesspeople—and has collaborated with numerous celebrities and public figures, including actor/comedian Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects), film director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and jazz guitarist/vocalist George Benson.

Goldsher’s music journalism has appeared in Bass Player and Guitar Player, and he reviews books for Kirkus. During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.

Alan lives and writes in Chicago. Visit him at http://www.AlanGoldsher.com.
Alan Goldsher
www.AlanGoldsher.com - AlanGoldsher@gmail.com
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