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Chris Bosh to debut book this summer
(Chris Bosh/Twitter)

Former NBA superstar and Austin resident, Chris Bosh, announced on Tuesday that he is releasing his first book, "Letters to a Young Athlete" in June.


In his debut book to be released June 1, Bosh takes his experiences with basketball, illness and life, in general, to reflect on the lessons and experiences that defined his career in the NBA and his overall personal growth.

"The health issues I faced, that changes you—shifts your perspective on what truly matters and teaches you to count your blessings when you can," Bosh said in an interview with Austin Monthly. "With the promise of a better year ahead of us, we just have to put in the work and find those things that inspire us."

Bosh moved to Austin in 2018 with his wife and five children after a blood clot in his lungs ended his NBA career two years prior with Miami Heat. Since moving to Austin, he has started his own record label, Daddy Jack Records and released four songs under the label in 2020.

"Letters to a Young Athlete" isn't Bosh's first foray into writing. In June 2020, he started a newsletter, "The Last Chip" where he spilled stories from the Big Three's (consisting of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Bosh himself playing with Miami Heat) last championship season. The newsletter was only supposed to run for 10 weeks, however, Bosh has branched into new angles with "The Last Chip" and continued to release newsletters regularly.

According to a description on the "Letters to a Young Athlete" pre-order site, Bosh didn't write this just for sports fans.

"This is not a book for athletes per se," the description reads. "It is for anyone with a hunger to do the inner work to be better, to identify the mental constructs that get in the way of an honest pursuit of excellence, whatever the field."

Bosh's memoir is available for pre-sale on his site. And after pre-ordering, you can show proof to receive an exclusive video from Bosh himself.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway