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Muggsy

Muggsy

My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball
By Muggsy Bogues, By Jake Uitti, Foreword by Alonzo Mourning, Foreword by Stephen Curry

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (CA $38.00) (US $28.00)

ISBN 9781629379470

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2022)

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Overview

A candid and insightful memoir from one the NBA's most unlikely stars. Growing up, Muggsy Bogues was always told he should do something else, anything besides basketball. He never acknowledged his many doubters except to prove them spectacularly wrong. Twenty years after receiving his first basketball as a toddler, he stood proud—at five-foot-three—as the starting point guard for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. From the East Baltimore playground courts where he earned his nickname by "muggin'" opponents for possession of the ball, to Dunbar High School where he excelled alongside future NBA players, Bogues set the tone in his early years for the great heights he'd reach professionally. In this new autobiography, Bogues delves deep into his life and career, reflecting on legendary battles with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, and other generational stars of '80s and '90s hoops. He shares far-ranging anecdotes from playoff runs in Charlotte, filming Space Jam, and even watching a young Steph Curry grow up.Conversational and clear-sighted, this is a story of uncompromising vision and fleet-footed determination during a golden era for the NBA.

Author Biography

Muggsy Bogues played 14 seasons in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Toronto Raptors, and Golden State Warriors.Jake Uitti is a writer for publications including Interview Magazine, Vanity Fair, American Songwriter Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Seattle Times. He is the author of Northwest Know-How: Beer.

Book Signings

Past Events


Jun
18
Muggsy ›
Charlotte, NC
2:00pm
Join author Muggsy Bogues for a signing of his new book, 'Muggsy,' at Barnes & Noble in Charlotte, NC.
May
21
Muggsy ›
Charlotte, NC
2:00pm
Join author Muggsy Bogues for a signing of his new book, 'Muggsy,' at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC.<br />
May
18
Muggsy ›
Baltimore, MD
6:00pm
Join author Muggsy Bogues for a signing of his new book, 'Muggsy,' at Bar One Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.<br />
May
13
Muggsy ›
Ridgewood, NJ
6:00pm
Join author Muggsy Bogues for a signing of his new book, 'Muggsy,' at Bookends Bookstore in Ridgewood, NJ.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3KJpsow
May
11
Muggsy ›
Los Angeles, CA
5:00pm
Join authors Muggsy Bogues and Jake Uitti for a virtual event for their new book, 'Muggsy,' hosted by Chevalier's Books.<br />
Apr
14
Muggsy ›
Lake Forest Park, WA
4:00pm
Join authors Muggsy Bogues and Jake Uitti for a virtual event for their new book, 'Muggsy,' hosted by Third Place Books. <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3Io6xxR
Apr
10
Muggsy ›
Charlotte, NC
Join authors Muggsy Bogues for a signing of his new book, 'Muggsy,' at the Hornets Fan Shop at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.
Feb
22
Muggsy ›
Winston-Salem, NC
3:00pm
Join author Muggsy Bogues for a virtual event for his new book, 'Muggsy,' hosted by Wake Forest Athletics and Special Colletions & Archives.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3GjN9kg

Press Releases

Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball

By Muggsy Bogues, With Jake Uitti / Forewords by Steph Curry and Alonzo Mourning

 

Contact: Scott King, IPG, 312-568-5423, sking@ipgbook.com

 

Growing up, Muggsy Bogues was always told he should do something else, anything besides basketball. He never acknowledged his many doubters except to prove them spectacularly wrong. Twenty years after receiving his first basketball as a toddler, he stood proud—at five-foot-three—as the starting point guard for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA.

 

In Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball, author Muggsy Bogues takes the reader to the East Baltimore playground courts where he earned his nickname by "muggin'" opponents for possession of the ball, to Dunbar High School where he excelled alongside future NBA players.

 

Bogues set the tone in his early years for the great heights he'd reach professionally. In the book, he reflects on key life and career moments such as:

 

  • His legendary battles with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, and other generational stars of the '80s and '90s
  • Playoff runs with the Charlotte Hornets
  • Filming Space Jam
  • Watching a young Steph Curry grow up

 

Muggsy: My Life from a Kid in the Projects to the Godfather of Small Ball is a candid and insightful memoir from one the NBA's most unlikely stars. Conversational and clear-sighted, this is a story of uncompromising vision and fleet-footed determination during a golden era for the NBA.

 

About The Author

Muggsy Bogues played 14 seasons in the NBA for the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Toronto Raptors, and Golden State Warriors.

 

Jake Uitti is a writer for publications including Interview MagazineVanity FairAmerican Songwriter MagazineThe Washington Post, and The Seattle Times. He is the author of Northwest Know-How: Beer.

 

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