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"Paterno" by Joe Posnanski, The Anticipation Builds

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The much anticipated Joe Paterno biography by award winning (and all around good guy) author Joe Posnanski is now available for preorder. Posnanski has been working on this for quite some time, well before fate dealt him a tricky hand over the past six months.

We interviewed Posnanski about the book back in October, before...well, you know. Posnanski was kind enough to return and share a few words with Black Shoe Diaries, and we look forward to catching up with him after the publication in late August.

"I'm finishing the book now and am working very hard to make it live up to the life. There are several hours of interviews with Joe Paterno from the last three months of his life, when he talked about everything from his childhood to the coaching years to the scandal and being fired, along with more than two hundred interviews with family, friends, associates, former players and so on.

"So it has been a great challenge and remains a challenge trying to pull it all together. But, obviously, I'm doing the best I can and hope that will be apparent when the book is released."

Given Posnanski's past work, there is a 99.999% chance you won't be disappointed in this book.

Pre-Order at Amazon.com today!