ESPN Analyst Adam Schefter, In Conversation with Michael Rosenberg
Join U of M alum Adam Schefter, one of the most influential voices in football today, as he appears in conversation with senior Sports Illustrated author and U of M alum Michael Rosenberg to discuss Adam’s memoir, The Man I Never Met.
Tickets will be available Friday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. through BrownPaperTickets.com
Each ticket comes with a signed copy of The Man I Never Met. Adam Schefter will personalize copies after the author talk. Lean-in photos will be permitted.
About The Man I Never Met
"Schefter's book is affecting not only for the story it tells of how the author learned to honor his wife's husband as 'the fifth member of [his] family,' but also for how it shows a man growing into a mature understanding of the true meaning of love and sacrifice. An unexpectedly moving memoir." ―Kirkus Reviews
“A brave, inspiring story of two men of different fates, never meeting, yet proving the connectivity of life through the overwhelming power of love. A fresh and triumphant take on the aftermath of 9/11.” -Mitch Albom, author of the New York Times bestseller, Tuesdays with Morrie
“This is a story every American should read, a story that unifies and reminds us of so much that we share. Adam has crafted a wonderful, deeply personal account that even after tragedy, there is light, hope, and love.” -Tony Dungy, Super Bowl-winning coach and author of the New York Times bestseller, Quiet Strength
A powerful true story of loss and hope by one of the biggest names in sports media.
On September 11, 2001, Joe Maio went to work in the north tower of the World Trade Center. He never returned, leaving behind a wife, Sharri, and 15-month old son, Devon. Five years later, Sharri remarried, and Devon welcomed a new dad into his life.
For thousands, the whole country really, 9/11 is a day of grief. For Adam and Sharri Maio Schefter and their family it’s not just a day of grief, but also hope. This is a story of 9/11, but it’s also the story of 9/12 and all the days after. Life moved on. Pieces were picked up. New dreams were dreamed. The Schefters are the embodiment of that.
This book will give voice to all those who have chosen to keep living. It’s gratifying and beautiful. But also messy and hard. Like most families. Except that one day every year history comes roaring back. How do you embrace that? How do you honor that?
The Man I Never Met is also a peek at Adam Schefter, the man behind the headlines and injury reports; a real person who has a real family. His book will follow in the path of recent ESPN books by Tom Rinaldi and the late Stuart Scott – books that have transcended sport to examine the raw emotion of life.
About the Authors
Adam Schefter is one of the most influential voices in football today. He is ubiquitous across all of ESPN’s platforms – TV, radio, and digital. And, his more than 7 million Twitter followers are the most of any personality in football – player, coach, or journalist. He lives in New York.
Ann Arbor resident Michael Rosenberg joined Sports Illustrated as a senior writer in 2012 after working at the Detroit Free Press for 13 years, eight of them as a columnist.