Dan Jenkins Stick a Fork in Me: A Novel

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Stick a Fork in Me: A Novel

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A rollicking, no-holds-barred tour of the world of big-time college sports from “the best sportswriter in America” (Larry King).

Pete Wallace, a good old boy from Texas, paid his dues coaching football on obscure campuses in the boondocks of America until he landed the athletic director's job at Western Ohio University. For 15 years, he has steadily and skillfully guided the school into the high society of major college sports.

But now Pete, fed up with politically correct campus culture and babysitting fragile egos, is retiring from the "arms race." As he waits for the university's board of trustees to act on his early retirement package, he reflects on his career, the people he's come across, and what life will be like in retirement.

Pete's story is told in Jenkins's unmistakable, raucous, old-school style, and it's full of colorful, absurd, and downright crazy characters--from clueless trustees and busybody protestors to prima donna football coaches and booster club pests. Stick a Fork in Me shows that Jenkins is “hilarious, providing more laughs per page than any other writer in the ‘bidness’” (People).

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Dan Jenkins is an award-winning sportswriters and a bestselling novelist. After 15 years of writing for newspapers in Fort Worth and Dallas, he became nationally known for his stories in Sports Illustrated for more than a quarter century, and since then for his articles in Golf Digest. Three of his bestselling novels--Semi-Tough, Dead Solid Perfect, and Baja Oklahoma--were made into movies. Dan is one of only three writers to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame; he has received the PEN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sportswriting; and the Associated Press Sports Editors named him the 33rd recipient of the Red Smith Award, the highest honor in his profession. Dan and his wife June live in Texas.

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"Fans of Dan Jenkins will be very happy with his latest novel. The story of how Pete handles politically correct campus culture, fragile egos, and colorful characters is laugh out loud funny."  (Bill, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh Southern Independent Booksellers Association Newsletter)

“Renowned author Dan Jenkins has kicked off 2017 in style with another terrific book called ‘Stick A Fork In Me: A Novel’. I’ve been a long time fan of Dan Jenkins’ and he delivers a real gem in his latest effort. Stick a Fork in Me really resonated with me and I highly recommend it. If you’re a fan of Dan Jenkins writings over the decades this book is a must have for your collection.”  (The Sports Page Weekly)

“Texas writer Dan Jenkins is an entertainer first ... there’s more to his work than laughs. It’s a breezy, irreverent, sarcastic and hilarious journey through the life of Pete Wallace ... .Jenkins’ comic timing and word play is precious ... Jenkins is just as irreverent and insightful when it comes to human nature and relationships ... .In Jenkins’ books, life is always funny, even in the cutthroat world of college sports.” (San Antonio Express-News)

“The wit and wisdom of the Fort Worth native, author-hero of the life and times of so many of our fictitious sports heroes. You gotta read this ... .It’s hilarious.” (The Fort Worth Star Telegram)

"The book has liberal doses of laugh-out-loud moments. There is no reason to take the novel's title to heart, because Jenkins is quite a ways from being done." (Met Golfer)

“If you’re in a funk, then go out and buy Dan Jenkins latest novel. It’s a romp and will deliver a tonic of laughs and amusement.Jenkins ably demonstrates he’s hitting it long and straight and not moving up to the senior gold tees. With his wicked wit and laugh-out-loud lines, he’s still reaching the par-fives in two. In Jenkins’ deft hands, ‘Stick a Fork in Me’ is a winner.”  (The A Position)

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