Teen Author Releases Book after Interviewing More Than 500 Athletes
(1888PressRelease) Young author Mat hew Pearlman releases a book of wisdom
gathered from interviews with more than 500 athletes. He hopes the book wil inspire
teens and others to strive for personal success through characteristics such as integrity
St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) By age 13, Mat hew Pearlman had interviewed more
than 500 top athletes and authored a fascinating book, That's Great Advice! Advice from
Pro Athletes for Kids, Writ en by a Kid, to help share the wisdom of these sports icons. The
book wil of icial y be released on July 19, 2012.
Pearlman wrote That's Great Advice! Advice from Pro Athletes for Kids, Writ en by a Kid
for teens, their families and anyone who teaches, guides, coaches and mentors kids.
Since June 2010, Pearlman has conducted more than 500 interviews with professional
athletes as a teen sports reporter. His book highlights more than 70 of these interviews.
Not only is each featured athlete profiled, but they also explain their struggles and
triumphs and the principles that helped them eventual y to succeed.
A book release party and press conference are scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2012, at
Lester's Sports Bar & Gril in Ladue, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis) from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Pearlman wil answer questions and sign copies of his book. Other events are listed on
"The sources for my book, That's Great Advice!, were the many athletes I interviewed, but
my inspiration were the at-risk second graders I am fortunate to mentor every week," said
Pearlman. "I want to share with them, and teens and children everywhere, how I was
motivated by what I learned from these athletes."
Each chapter of That's Great Advice! relates to a specific success quality, such as
perseverance, leadership, integrity and volunteering. Other chapters address
contemporary issues important to teens, including anti-bul ying, giving back and working
hard to fol ow one's dream.
Pearlman spent months as a 10- and 11-year-old phoning, faxing and emailing pro
athletes requesting interviews. None responded until he received a surprise phone cal
from Bret Hul , National Hockey League Hal of Fame member. Pearlman conducted the
interview, and it was the first he uploaded to his website www.TeensOnSports.com. Hul
commented on the book, "I definitely would have read this book as a kid. Any time you can
help young people deal with tough problems, it is very important. The stories and advice
from successful people that have already dealt with these issues and overcome them wil
Pearlman wil be appearing at book signings and discussion forums throughout the
summer at various St. Louis suburban locations on these dates: Saturday, July 21;
Sunday, July 22; Saturday, August 4; and Sunday, August 5. For details, visit
www.TeensOnSports.com/book-info. The book can also be purchased at Amazon.com
and BarnesandNoble.com. A portion of the proceeds wil be donated to children's charities.
About Mat hew Pearlman -
Mat hew Pearlman is a 13-year-old middle school student living with his family in St. Louis.
Pearlman enjoys playing hockey and basketbal and also trains in martial arts. He
volunteers 20 hours a week as a mentor to at-risk second graders in his community. He
founded and manages his website, www.TeensOnSports.com. Pearlman has also been
granted media credentials to cover several national and regional sporting events. His
knowledge of sports, athletes and statistics helps him to hold his own with veteran
reporters. Pearlman wants to fol ow his dream and become either a sports agent or sports
broadcaster. For more information, visit www.TeensOnSports.com or email MPearlman
( @ ) TeensOnSports dot com dot
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