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1996: A Biography--Reliving the Legend-Packed, Dynasty-Stacked, Most Iconic Sports Year Ever Audio CD – Unabridged, May 11, 2021

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Jon Finkel is the award-winning author of The Life of Dad, The Athlete, Heart Over Height, "Mean" Joe Greene, the Greatest Stars of the NBA series, and other books about sports, fatherhood, fitness, and more. His work has been endorsed by Spike Lee, Tony Dungy, Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban, and Chef Robert Irvine. He is cohost of the Life of Dad Sports Show podcast and Lunch Break Facebook Live show with more than one thousand viewers. He has written for GQ, Men's Health, Yahoo! Sports, the New York Times, and dozens of other national publications. He lives in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09NF63NRW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (May 11, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8200716654
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.3 ounces
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Jon Finkel’s books have been endorsed by everyone from Kevin Durant and Tony Dungy, to Spike Lee and Mark Cuban. He is the author of the recent books:

Hoops Heist: Seattle, the Sonics, and How a Stolen Team's Legacy Gave Rise to the NBA's Secret Empire

The Life of Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood from Today’s Leaders, Icons and Legendary Dads

The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward on Heisman Trophy winner, National Champion and New York Knicks star, Charlie Ward.

He also wrote “Mean” Joe Greene: Built By Football with 4x Super Bowl Champion Joe Greene, Heart Over Height with 3x NBA Dunk Champion Nate Robinson and Forces of Character with 3x Super Bowl Champion and Fighter Pilot Chad Hennings. In addition, he authored the Mario Lopez-endorsed fatherhood fitness book, The Dadvantage.

His book, Jocks In Chief: Forty-Four Essays Ranking the Most Athletic Presidents, from the Fight Crazy to the Spectacularly Lazy, is the first book in US History to rank every single president - athletically.

As a feature writer, he has written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The New York Times, GQ, Details, Yahoo! Sports and many more. His NBA book series, ‘Greatest Stars of the NBA’ won several American Library Association awards and the twelve books were a part of the NBA’s famous ‘Read to Achieve’ program. His feature writing also received a notable mention in the 2015 Best American Sports Writing Anthology.

Jon has been a live TV guest on CBS: This Morning and Good Morning Texas and has appeared on hundreds of radio stations, podcasts and live-streams promoting his work.

He is also the co-host of the Life of Dad Show podcast (600k downloads) and the Lunch Break Facebook Live Show (1M viewers).

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5.0 out of 5 stars I reminisce for a spell, or shall I say think back! Buy this book!
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2021
1996 was a great year for the sporting world. I was in high school that year and while I was reading this fantastic book it brought me back to my teenager years. Jon captures that year in such a spectacular way. For anyone who loves sports or just pop culture make sure you pick up this book.
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