OPELIKA, AL--(Marketwired - December 11, 2013) -
WHO: RIC SMITH, Auburn University Football Stadium Announcer, Communication & Journalism Professor, Methodist Minister, Author.
OVERVIEW: The Auburn Tigers are headed to the BCS Championship and are the surprise of this year's exciting college football season. In the past few weeks, two 'miraculous' plays at Jordan-Hare Stadium have created some of the most unforgettable scenes in NCAA history. Smith has been in the middle of the football frenzy, calling the live action from the Auburn Tigers PA booth.
Smith is about to publish his first book, Every Day Is an Audition: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Faith in College and Beyond (Deep River Books, January 2014). In the title chapter of the book, Smith tells the story about how he landed his job as Auburn's Stadium Announcer.
Smith is available for interviews to discuss this year's football season at Auburn University, his upcoming book and other topics that may be of interest.
ABOUT HIS BOOK: As a professor, Smith has always welcomed his students to 'tea time' after class -- a chance to chat informally about whatever is on their minds. These discussions often turn to career, marriage, and God. When his own son, Harry, went off to college, Ric drew from these conversations and his own experiences to pen a series of heartfelt and conversational letters on life, love, and faith.
The book is a collection of these thought-provoking letters, written for all students in a warm and encouraging style, and reorganized into topical chapters. Smith addresses ideas young men and women wrestle with as they begin life on their own -- identity, education, relationships, and faith. He believes young adults expect and deserve adult-level conversation, so while his entries may be poignant, they are often also blunt and honest. Chapters include Dare to Be Different; Money Is Like a Shovel; What Was I Thinking; and Just Show Up.
RECOMMENDATIONS: "Full of thoughtful insight and loving advice, Every Day Is an Audition is the book I wish someone had given me the day I left for college. It's the book I'll give my son the day he does." -- Chad Gibbs, author of God & Football and Love Thy Rival