Monday, September 15, 2014
He Joined a Book Club
I just watched the recording and especially enjoyed the story about Malcolm Mitchell....# 26 for the Georgia Bulldogs. The story goes that he was in a Barnes and Noble in Athens Georgia... and met a stranger...a woman who had just joined a book club. He was unknown to her....she didn't realize that she was talking to a celebrity in Georgia. He asked if he could join too. She laughed and said that the club was made up of 40-60 year old women.....might not be to his liking. He said he didn't care...he wanted to join.
So there is Malcolm... sitting with all these women a generation older than him....discussing the latest book. When interviewed for the CBS program, he was asked what was his proudest moment....he replied that he had read the "Hunger Games" series in two days. The reporter asked if his football experiences weren't his proudest....he said "No, football playing is a gift....I am most proud of reading..... I had to work to learn read." He entered college reading at a Jr. high school reading ability. Malcolm is still a member of the bookclub.
I love to read real life experiences about learning....a good story.