If you ever meet a fantasy sports analyst who tells you they weren’t inspired by Matthew Berry (at least in some part) to do what they do…they’re lying. The man is simply put the Michael Jordan of the fantasy world and all the rest of us are fighting to be the LeBron James (read: not as good as Jordan).
As such, it’s an absolute pleasure for me to let you all know what Matthew’s publisher, Riverhead Books, has asked me to help promote TMR’s new book, Fantasy Life. They were kind enough to give me an advance copy and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first half of it so far (and I’m not just saying that). I normally don’t really care about people’s fantasy sports stories (we all have those crushing defeats that no one else wants to hear about), but Matthew has managed to put together an excellent collection of stories and thoughts of how fantasy sports has become interconnected with our lives.
When Riverhead let me know I could give away two free copies of Matthew’s book, I was trying to think of the best way to find a winner. I thought of doing it based on retweets (then I realized I don’t care about retweets), then I thought I’d do it based on a certain number of followers (then I realized that is completely self-serving), so here’s what I’m gonna do:
- One copy will be given away to a FantasyTrade411 Member (that I’ll randomly select) as a way to offer an exclusive give away to our site members
- One copy will be given away to non-members and all you need to do is leave a comment below this post about why you deserve the book. Make it funny, make it creative, make it whatever you want, but keep it relatively short (I’m not looking to read essay an essay about how “your’e the MAN at fantasy sports”). I’ll select the best response on the evening of June 30th and MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR TWITTER HANDLE OR EMAIL so I can get in touch with you if you win.