11 June, 2021Print
“Chris Bosh’s Letters To A Young Athlete Is For Everybody” — Michael Strahan
“Speaks To The Current Moment Through The Lens Of Basketball” — Trevor Noah
“Fascinating...There’s Now A Lot Of Pressure On Your Hall Of Fame Speech, Cause It Turned Out You’re A Good Writer” — Bill Simmons
Letters To A Young Athlete Out Now Via Penguin Press
Watch An Interview With Bosh On The Daily Show HERE
Chris Bosh’s Letters To A Young Athlete (Penguin Press) is a sensation: Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan says that “it’s for everybody,” Essence named the book one of their “18 Black Stories That Will Take You Places,” ESPN featured it as part of The Jump’s Recommends series, and it was discussed at length in interviews with The Bill Simmons Podcast, Men’s Journal, People, Ebony and so much more.
Earlier this week, Bosh sat down with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show about processing his retirement, finding his “why,” and finding joy after basketball. Watch HERE.
Read an excerpt from Letters To A Young Athlete over at Men’s Health.
And read a recent interview with Bosh in the NY Times, where he breaks down his favorite basketball books, his music industry ambitions, and his fantasy dinner party guests.
Inspired by similarly formatted books by Rainer Maria Rilke and Wynton Marsalis and featuring a foreword from Miami Heat President and NBA legend Pat Riley, Letters to a Young Athlete is a memoiristic work that finds Bosh reflecting on life, adversity, commitment and success in a series of letters addressed to his younger self. Letters To A Young Athlete is a personal narrative rich with motivation and guidance — as well as remarkable anecdotes from a legendary playing career — that’s perfect for anyone aspiring to greatness in whatever they’re passionate about.
Order Letters To A Young Athlete here.
Following a Hall Of Fame playing career, Bosh has thrown himself into his writing. Alongside Letters To A Young Athlete, he also produces a weekly newsletter The Last Chip and recently authored an op-ed for The Player’s Tribune on college athletics. Residing in Austin with his wife and children, he now occupies his time with his rich family life, philanthropic efforts, and musical passions. He’s produced tracks for Gucci Mane and heads his own Austin based label, Daddy Jack, which looks to be extremely active in the latter stages of 2021
Chris Bosh’s book tour for Letters To A Young Athlete has seen him partner with book stores in Miami, Toronto, Austin, and more with conversations between Bosh and notable figures such as Dwyane Wade, Ryan Holiday, Ray Allen, Genevieve Padalecki, Tia Mowry, and Karla Grey.
Tonight, Bosh will be in conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib for the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Mighty Writers in partnership with ESPN’s The Undefeated. Tune in Friday, June 11 at 5:00 PM ET to view the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/theundefeatedsite.