"They Call Me Goose" Book Release

400 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506
Presented By: University Press of Kentucky
Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: $50 ticket with the option of a $75 VIP Reception

Join the University Press of Kentucky and Jack “Goose” Givens to celebrate the release of “They Call Me Goose: My Life in Kentucky Basketball and Beyond.” Basketball legend Jack “Goose” Givens will be onsite to share his story and sign books.

VIP Reception
A $75 ticket includes a hardcopy of the book, admission to the book release and signing, plus a pre-event VIP Reception to mix and mingle with Jack “Goose” Givens and Doug Brunk (co-author) and a signature cocktail with Heather Wibbels.

Book Release and Signing
A $50 ticket includes a hardcopy of the book and admission to the book release and signing.

Book Description
“They Call Me Goose: My Life in Kentucky Basketball and Beyond” is an intimate and all-encompassing look at the life and career of the basketball legend, from growing up in a housing project in Lexington, his success with UK men's basketball through his years with NBA's Atlanta Hawks and the Japan Basketball Association, his career as a college and NBA television color analyst, to his recent appointment as a commentator for the UK Sports Network. Givens shares personal and endearing stories from his childhood—how he was initially interested in baseball instead of basketball, the summers spent with his grandmother in Danville, Kentucky, and the teachers and coaches who guided and supported him along his journey. He also speaks candidly about his experiences with poverty, ruinous financial debt, the blowback from sexual assault allegations, and how his faith and his family helped sustain him through hardships and challenges. In collaboration with journalist Doug Brunk, Givens presents fans with the powerful story of a husband, father, mentor, businessman, and ambassador for Kentucky—who also just happens to be an iconic sports legend.