Prior to his death on January 4th, late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott completed his memoir, detailing his fight with cancer. On Wednesday, it was announced that the book, co-authored with Larry Platt, would be released on March 10th. Entitled Every Day I Fight, Scott’s memoir discusses not only his battle with this vicious disease, but also his life before ESPN and his early years at the network.
ESPN.com has posted an excerpt from the book, in which Scott talks about the beginning of his fight and his routine of going to the gym immediately after chemo – and then going to his ex-wife’s house to see his daughters, and let them see how hard he was battling his illness.
The book is available for preorder now from Penguin, and it’s likely going to be an emotional read. It’s already climbing the charts at Amazon, moving it’s way (as of 10 AM Thursday morning) up to 14th overall among sports books, second overall among journalist biographies, and tenth overall among all books about diseases and physical ailments.
I’m sure this is going to be an emotional read, and will ensure that Scott is leaving us with one final memory after his death.