Please join us for a book signing with New York Times best-selling author Sally Cook on June 10th, from 12-3 pm, to celebrate the release of her latest book, How to Speak Soccer. Her other titles, including How to Speak Baseball, How to Speak Golf, and How to Speak Football, will also be featured.
Sally’s How to Speak Soccer is the latest in her light-hearted series of books on the fascinating origins of sports lingo. Explanations of the often mysterious jargon of sports are accompanied by Ross MacDonald’s charming, vintage-inspired illustrations. As well as providing definitions for over 150 terms, How to Speak Soccer explains the history of the sport and the rules of the game. Those new to the sport will appreciate the succinct, informative definitions of well-known terms, while the seasoned soccer player will delight in the more uncommon ones. This series isn’t only for sports fans. Sally Cook says, “It’s a book for everyone from 6 to 96, male and female. It could be a great gift for someone who wants their significant other to understand the sport better and have some laughs or it’s for the person who considers himself a pro. Everyone will have a good time with this book.”
Sally worked as a reporter for the Associated Press before starting her career as an author. She has written a number of other books in addition to her How to Speak series, including the New York Times bestseller Another Season: A Coach’s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son, which she co-authored with legendary football coach Gene Stallings. She is also the special advisor for the book club at Project Sunshine, a nonprofit organization that provides free programs to children living with medical challenges. She lives in Cornwall, Connecticut.