AboutErik Jones has been an avid reader all his life and wants to take the opportunity to share this passion with his fans. In his fast paced life, sitting down and enjoying a good book is a way for him to unwind and relax. Through sharing his love of reading he hopes to inspire children and encourage them to pursue an interest in reading while also sharing some of his favorite books with his fans.
What Erik is reading this Month
Tough Guy by Bob Probert
During a notorious career with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert racked up points, penalty minutes and bar bills, establishing himself as one of the most feared enforcers in the history of the NHL. On the ice, he was a fan favourite. He backed up his teammates one hundred percent, taking on the toughest guys of his era. Off the ice, Probert played hard too. Over his pro career he went through ten stays in rehab, two NHL suspensions, a jail sentence for carrying cocaine across the border and a near-fatal motorcycle crash.
I Lived to Tell It All by George Jones
Strong and sober, George Jones looks back on his life with searing candor. From his roots in an impoverished East Texas family to his years of womanizing, boozing, brawling, and singing with the voice that made him a star, his story is a nonstop rollercoaster ride of the price of fame. It is also the story of how the love of a good woman, his wife Nancy, helped him clean up his act.
Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story by David Maraniss
"Elegiac and richly detailed" (The New York Times), in Once in a Great City David Maraniss shows that before the devastating riot, before the decades of civic corruption and neglect, and white flight; before people trotted out the grab bag of rust belt infirmities and competition from abroad to explain Detroit’s collapse, one could see the signs of a city's ruin. Detroit at its peak was threatened by its own design. It was being abandoned by the new world economy and by the transfer of American prosperity to the information and service industries. In 1963, as Maraniss captures it with power and affection, Detroit summed up America’s path to prosperity and jazz that was already past history.
2020 Auto Club Speedway Honorary Lefty's Kids Club PresidentDuring the March NASCAR event at Auto Club Speedway in California, Erik Jones conducted a "Driver’s Story Time" for an estimated 35 young NASCAR fans on site to read along with him. The speedway's track mascot "Lefty Turner," along with Erik and the children sat down to spend quality reading time together by enjoying the title "Rookie Racer" by Scott & Judy Pruett. Lefty and Erik’s goals with the program are to encourage kids to further their education, reach for their goals and encourage an interest in auto racing.
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