McElwain writes book based on his life
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 15:25:33 GMT —
An autistic youth who scored 20 points in under four minutes in his only varsity basketball game is coming out with a new book.
Jason McElwain's six 3-pointers at his suburban Rochester high school on Feb. 15, 2006, made highlight reels nationally and earned him an ESPN ESPY award for "Best Moment." The Greece Athena High School student went on to meet President Bush.
Now McElwain, known as "J-Mac," is coming out with "The Game of My Life: A True Story of Challenge, Triumph and Growing Up Autistic."
Written by McElwain with Daniel Paisner and published by Penguin Group, it goes on sale Feb. 5. A kickoff party is planned that evening at the Wegmans supermarket in Greece, where McElwain works in the bakery, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Two days later, he's scheduled to appear on NBC's "Today," and he'll be on CNN's "Larry King Live" later in the month.