10:00 – 10:50 at Church of the Redeemer
About the author
Jeff Benedict is the best-selling author of 17 nonfiction books. He’s also a film and television producer. He is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times best-seller Tiger Woods, the basis of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Tiger, which Benedict executive produced. The Dynasty, the inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady, is the basis of a forthcoming Apple TV+ documentary series which Benedict is producing. Poisoned is the basis of a Netflix documentary he produced, and his legal thriller Little Pink House was adapted into a motion picture. Benedict wrote Steve Young’s autobiography QB, the basis of an NFL Films documentary. His latest book is LeBron.
MFOB featured book: LeBron
LeBron is the biography of LeBron James, one of the greatest athletes of all time—the king of basketball, the figure at the center of social movements, the man everyone has an opinion on. Yet what makes LeBron’s story so compelling is that he won his destiny despite overwhelmingly long odds, in a drama worthy of a Dickens novel. It’s a riveting saga of how a boy adrift finds the will to become a titan, showing the gradual ascent of a star who has built a basketball career that will go down as one of the greatest in the sport’s history, as well as a solid family and a business empire. He produces Hollywood films and television shows; has over 100 million social media followers; engages in political activism; transforms lives through visionary philanthropy; and he’s the first active NBA player to become a billionaire.
To tell the story, Benedict pored through thousands of pages of primary source documents and countless hours of video footage, conducting hundreds of interviews with the people intimately involved with LeBron at different stages of his life. LeBron is a gripping account of one of the world’s most iconic athletes.