Usain Bolt: My Story: 9.58: Being the World's Fastest Man, by Usain Bolt, Note by Larry Eder

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                    Cover of Usain Bolt's Autobiography, in stores October 15, 2010!

I have a large cardboard box next to my desk. It is my mail box, and it says, Larry's mail.
It is filled with book galleys, press releases, various sports curios.

Yesterday, I received the advance copy of Usain Bolt's memoir: Usain Bolt, My Story. Well designed, amazing pictures, crisply written (I am reading it, full review later this week), it is
a sports fans dream!

I will review Usain's book later this week in this column, but wanted to give you a head's up.
I would suggest putting it on your Christmas list!

The fastest man on the planet offers a revealing look into his
world in Usain Bolt: My Story

CHICAGO: A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain
Bolt's life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men's 100-meter
starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the
finish line and the first of his three gold medals. Since then, Bolt has beaten
the world records for the 100-meters and 200-meters, finishing in 9.58 and
19.19 seconds respectively in the World Championships in Berlin in 2009,
making him the world's fastest man.

Bolt offers an eye-opening, candid account of the young man behind
the headlines in Usain Bolt: My Story: 9.58: Being the World's Fastest
Man (HarperSport UK, an imprint of HarperCollins UK; October 15,
2010). A stunningly illustrated celebration of his influences, background
and career trajectory, Usain Bolt: My Story also explores Bolt's colorful
personal life--including his girlfriends, love of fast food, partying,
dancehall music and fast cars and his signature lightning bolt pose.
Featuring revealing first-hand accounts from important figures in his
life, from his mother, father and Aunty Lilly to his old primary school
principal, coach and best friend, Usain Bolt: My Story not only captures
the essence of the irrepressible, confident athlete's career, but also the most intimate, humorous and real parts of his life before, during and after his launch to worldwide fame.

Book Details:
Title: Usain Bolt: My Story: 9.58:
Being the World's Fastest Man
Author: Usain Bolt
HarperSport UK, an imprint of
HarperCollins UK
Distributed by Trafalgar Square
Publishing from Independent
Publishers Group
Publication: October 15, 2010
Price: $26.95
Type: Cloth
ISBN-10: 000737139X; ISBN-13:
Category: Autobiography
Page Count: 288
Trim Size: 7 ½ x 9

Available at bookstores everywhere and through Trafalgar Square Publishing from Independent Publishers Group, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610. Toll-free number for orders only: 1-800-888-4741. Visit us online at

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