We interrupt this near-daily stream of Olympic skating updates to let you know that if you've been waiting (and waiting, and waaaaiiiiting) for my book Skating on Air: The Broadcast History of an Olympic Marquee Sport to go on a big-time sale... the waiting is over!
My publisher, McFarland & Co., just announced they are offering Skating on Air for 50% OFF this week!!!
Interested? Here are two ways to get in on the action:
1) Go to this link, which takes you to McFarland's web site and invites you to place an order there using the code word TWIZZLE.
2) CALL McFarland to place an order at 1-800-253-2187. (I don't think you have to use the code word TWIZZLE on phone orders, but it wouldn't hurt if you did...)
Please note that internet retailers such as Amazon, BN.com, etc. are NOT in on this sale-- it is a McFarland exclusive! Also note that it only runs through this FRIDAY, 2/21.
If by chance you're new to State of the Skate and have little to no idea what Skating on Air is about... this link will help. In short, it's a comprehensive (and pretty fascinating) study of the relationship between TV and figure skating. Lots of pictures; lots of interviews with TV and skating personalities alike. (Oh, and it's currently got a 4.3 out of 5 rating at Amazon too!)
If you like figure skating, you'll love this book!