Jon Finkel’s Highly-Anticipated Charlie Ward Biography Has Arrived

Jon Finkel Charlie Ward Biography

One year, 100,000+ words, one Tony Dungy and one Jeff Van Gundy endorsement later and here it is, my new biography of Heisman Trophy Winner, Florida State National Champion and New York Knicks point guard Charlie Ward. I absolutely LOVED writing this book. From home cooked meals with Charlie’s parents in Thomasville, Georgia to running on his high school field to conversations with Mark Richt and Warrick Dunn and William Floyd and Sam Cassell and Allan Houston and dozens of others, this book traces Ward’s background from small-town Thomasville to football-crazed Tallahassee to basketball Mecca Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Here’s the publisher blurb: “As electrifying as Charlie Ward’s highlight reel, The Athlete is a towering sports biography, epic in scope and triumphant in its portrayal of one of the greatest modern athletes the world has ever seen.”

And here’s what my new best friend Super Bowl-Winning Coach and Football Night in America Host Tony Dungy had to say about the book:

“Charlie Ward is not only a once-in-a-lifetime athlete, he’s a once-in-a-lifetime person. The Athlete is the remarkable, page-turning biography his story deserves.” 

Tony is also a New York Times bestselling author and in this case, I tend to agree with his review… And you will too! So buy a book for you. Buy one for a friend. Buy one for a total stranger. Buy one for the Knicks fan and the Florida State fan and the general sports fan in your life. You won’t regret it.



I promise you’ll enjoy it and as always, thanks for the support!

Book signings, interviews and media tour starts early December so stay tuned…

If you’re excited about The Athlete, you might enjoy my book with 4x Super Bowl Champion, NFL and College Football Hall of Famer “Mean” Joe Greene HERE… Or if you’re a basketball fan you’ll love Heart Over Height that I wrote with 3x NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson HERE.


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