What it’s like to play basketball with Obama

I just posted this piece in the Huffington Post, reprinted here:

I was at dinner the other night, and got a question I get all the time:

“What was it like to play basketball with Obama? What’s he like?”

Here we go again, another Obama basketball question. First, let me explain how I even knew Barack Obama:

Some thoughts on books after “The Last Book Auction”

I spent the weekend at “The Last Book Auction” in Archer City, Texas. You can read what the Austin Chronicle had to say about it [there’s even a picture of me in the gallery]. I’d read about this book store and really wanted to go, and this seemed like the perfect reason to make the trip.

Book Summary: Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great


Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership And War

by Larry Hedrick, Xenophon
St. Martin’s Griffin (April 3, 2007)

Tucker’s Rating: 8 / 10

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If you feel like quitting…

I just came across these rejection letters I got when my book agent, Byrd Leavell and I originally shopped the manuscript for I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (the tentative title at the time was “Belligerence and Debauchery”). Enjoy:

  • William Morrow
  • Broadway
  • St. Martins

Just something to think about: