Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Notre Dame Fan's Book of Life Lessons

Just received this press release about a new (and apparently self-published) ND book. Check it out.

In his new book, P.J. Whitfield, a South Bend native and now a journalist in Los Angeles, captures the magic and life lessons of Notre Dame football. On each page, "The Notre Dame Fan's Book of Life Lessons" zeroes in on one moment in Irish football history. Whitfield's original statistical research leads to fresh insights. This little book tackles some big and little issues:

What Brian Kelly brings to Notre Dame that only Frank Leahy surpassed.
The Notre Dame coach who faced top-20 teams more often than any other Fighting Irish coach.
The team that almost lost to the Old Timers in the spring exhibition, then made a run at perfection.
The N.D. player who stood up to a racist and won.
The small kid a newspaper said would "get killed at Notre Dame" but he proved otherwise.
Five vital keys to every N.D. national championship.

Whitfield grew up in South Bend, Indiana. As a kid, he bummed tickets to see N.D. games. His previous work includes, "The White Sox Fan's Little Book of Wisdom." That book was published in November 2004, just before the ChiSox won it all. May he bring as much luck to the Irish.

"The Notre Dame Fan's Book of Life Lessons" will be available at in six to eight weeks. It currently can be ordered direct from