Hachette Book Group announced today it will publish Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity, an inside look at the life and development of Jeremy Lin as a professional basketball player, by Timothy Dalrymple. The book is scheduled for publication in May 2012 on the Center Street imprint.
Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin recently became a New York Knicks phenomenon and he’s the NBA’s first American-born player of Taiwanese descent. The book will chronicle Lin’s high school, college and early career in the NBA with particular emphasis on the media explosion surrounding his success as starting guard with the Knicks. It will explore how Jeremy’s Christian faith, family, education and cultural inheritance have contributed to his success. The book will also include interviews with basketball experts on Jeremy’s future in the NBA, Asian-American thought leaders on the role of race in Jeremy’s rise to stardom, and renowned Christian athletes and pastors on the potent combination of faith and sports.
Timothy Dalrymple is writing the book and his interviews with Jeremy Lin over the past two years followed the basketball phenom even before his emergence on the world stage. Dalrymple serves as the Director of Content for Patheos.com. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, a M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD at Harvard University.
Dalrymple has interviewed athletes and coaches from Jeremy Lin and Tony Dungy to Michael Chang and Carly Patterson on the role of faith in sports. He has written broadly on the issues of faith and ethnicity as they pertain to sports. Dalrymple has a deep connection to the Asian-American Christian culture: at Harvard University, where he was a doctoral student and a teaching assistant throughout Jeremy’s years there and in the Bay Area, where Lin grew up. He has also served for years in Asian-American ministries and churches.
The book was acquired by Rolf Zettersten, publisher for Center Street.