Here's a chapter from my memoir, Bury Me in My Jersey, which I wrote mostly in 2007-8, and which was published in 2010. Why share it now when the book is out of print and nearly every athlete mentioned in there has retired?
Because it's week 1 of the NFL season; because, at every author event I've ever done, I'm always asked about how the Eagles are going to do next season; because so much has changed in the way I think about sports and the way I watch football specifically; because nothing has changed at all, really; because this chapter was the first thing I ever published; because I both recognize the person in this book and also do not recognize him at all; because this book opened many doors for me; because I still feel okay about it overall; because in the years between this and my novel, I had more than a dozen conversations with more established writers asking when I was going to write a "real book;" and because it's Sunday and I don't know what else to do with my time.
The memoir is still available as an ebook. Maybe you'll like it. It's almost impossible to calculate how much has changed, but my dad is still dead and the Eagles are still an entity that soaks up way too much of my attention. I still feel pretty good about the book, though I also don't think I could ever write it again.