The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality Book
St. Martin's Press
*PURCHASE OF THIS BOOK WILL SERVE AS ADMISSION TICKET TO OUR SPECIAL MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT WITH LOCAL AWARD WINNING COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR OF THE RISE, MIKE SIELSKI, AT MONKEY'S UNCLE ON JANUARY 26TH, 2021, BEGINNING AT 7PM.
THE RISE is more than a “basketball book.” It’s a deep dive into the evolution of a gangly high school kid into a global icon. Kobe Bryant’s death sent shock waves around the globe. Sometimes we take stars and headline-makers almost for granted, thinking nothing can stop or hurt them. It took that tragedy to reveal the full breadth and depth of Kobe Bryant’s influence on our culture, both inside and outside the world of sports.
In the days following, award-winning writer Mike Sielski was moved to learn more about the man and legend, who was clearly more than just a basketball star. The result is the book, THE RISE: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality (St. Martin’s Press; On Sale January 11, 2022; $29.99), a book that will welcome readers into the growth and maturity of a young man who became as unique a star away from the limelight as he was in it.