The Blue Wall
In Milano's first book, he takes us inside the locker room of Michigan football in legendary coach Lloyd Carr's final year, and then, in Rich Rodriguez's disastrous first season. The book tells of what happened when the Michigan Athletic Department, the student newspaper, the police, the county prosecutors and ESPN clash and combine to fabricate a national headline story from an incident a judge described as, "Just one kid putting another kid on his ass." Most important, this is an uplifting story about a young man shouldering the weight of a university's shortcomings, walking through a fire, and coming out with a clear understanding of what it means to be a Michigan Man. In the brutally honest and gripping Michigan Men?, Milano writes with startling clarity about the priorities of big-time athletics and the effect it had on his life. Purchase Here.
My Time With The Mormons in Berkeley, CA, a long form print piece.
Terry is in his early thirties. He is of Asian descent and lives at home with his parents and three siblings in Berkeley. Terry had a problem with cigarettes. He had problems with drinking too. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints in 2007. But his demons would persevere.
Then in early January of 2014 Terry met with Elder Hoole and Elder Peterson, missionaries of the Mormon Church. Terry sat on a stool, desperate to change his life. The Elders calmly placed their hands on Terry’s head. Continue reading ...