John U BaconTake a seat tonight at the City Opera House where author John U. Bacon will share the inside story of U-M’s football program. But you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this. John is funny, irreverent and a VERY talented storyteller.  His newest book, Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football has skyrocketed to #6 on the New York Times bestseller list.  Just as fascinating is his own story—he walked out of his first U-M Law School class within the first 10 minutes, realizing he wanted to be a writer.

In Endzone illuminates, John writes how managing college football strictly as a business can ruin even a state’s richest and most respected program in less than a decade—not to mention alienating thousands of fans.

Bacon, who enjoyed unparalleled access to U-M’s football program, turns Endzone into an inspiring story of revival that credits fans, players, students and alumni for rallying Endzone by John U Bacontogether to save the University of Michigan football program in the nick of time.  For tickets, go online, call 231-941-8082 or in person at the City Opera House at 106 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City.