January 15th is the deadline for entering the giveaway for two free copies of my book “ODES ON ALI: A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST” so time is running out. You still have time to enter, but not much. So, what are you waiting for? Go to the Goodreads sight and sign up while there’s still time. I want to say good luck and thank you to everyone who has already entered for your interest. In thinking about the possibility of this being the lucky winners first time to read a book about the great Muhammad Ali, I found myself reflecting back on the first book I read on Ali. “LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI” by Budd Schulberg was the very first of many books on Ali I read over the years. It was published by Doubleday in 1972, the year after Ali lost to Frazier in their historic first clash. In my mind there could not have been a more appropriate title for the book because to many, just like me, even though Frazier had been awarded the decision, Ali was still the champion. And he would continue to be the People’s Champion. If the winners of the Goodreads giveaway are first time Ali readers, I hope they get as much enjoyment from the read as I did from the first book I read on Ali. Good luck again to all the entrants!