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Life's STILL A Joke

How's this for a deal ... buy a copy of  Life's STILL A Joke, and get a copy of my first book, Life's A Joke, for free!

Jack's NEW entry in the literary world, Life's STILL A Joke continues where his first book, Life's A Joke, left off. More hilarious stories as well as Jack's observations and commentary gleaned from seven decades of life. Many of his popular blogs are included. But most of all, the humorous look at everyday life. When people ask Jack how he did manage to write not one, but two books, his answer is always the same - "Anybody could do it! Just be aware of what's going on around you."  Maybe...but Jack did it. And now he's done it again.

Here's what they're saying about Jack Fertig and Life's STILL A Joke:


"I am eternally grateful Jack never wanted to be a sportswriter. No one in college basketball is a better storyteller."

Lisa Saxon, former award-winning sportswriter, Riverside Press-Enterprise

"Jack was a graduate assistant on my staff at WSU in the early '70s. In 1991 he became my associate head coach at USC. However, our relationship extends well beyond that of employer and employee. I feel I know him as well as anyone on this earth and can honestly say there's no noe who combines keen observation skills with an incredible sense of humor. If his ;ast book is any indication, Life's STILL A Joke will delight readers of all ages."

George Raveling, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame (2015), Consultant, Los Angeles Clippers & Nike

"Jack Fertig's coached at nine different colleges during his 30-year career, long enough to build a reputation for motivating his players by combining exceptional teaching skills coupled with a great sense of humor. His latest book, Life's STILL A Joke, is a series of laugh out loud anecdotes about his own journey and his interactions with American originals and Hall of Famers like Jerry Tarkanian, George Raveling and Bob Knight, who have never been afraid to speak their minds as they built their legends. A fun read."

Dick "Hoops" Weiss, Hall of Fame basketball writer, former columnist, New York Daily News

"Jack Fertig has been one of the best sources for me on the game of basketball but more importantly his style, sense of humor and personality makes him one of the most distinctive thinkers I have been around in my four decades in sports."

Jude LaCava, two-time Emmy award-winning sports anchor, FOX-TV, Phoenix, AZ

"Another unique offering from someone who has a great take on the game of basketball. Jack is one of the wittiest men to ever walk the sideline. His experiences and observations are both poignant and humorous. Enjoy the ride."

Mark Edwards, Back-to-back D-III National Championship winning basketball coach, Washington U (St. Louis)

"I've known Jack for over 40 years. Whether seeing him on tghe recruiting trail or chatting it up on the phone, it was always an enlightening experience. He has a terrific perspective on coaching, recruiting and life in general. Plus, he's funny as hell."

Fran Frascilla, Game & studio analyst, ESPN, former coach, Manhattan, St. John's & New Mexico

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Life's STILL A Joke
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Life's A Joke

A limited number of copies are available from this hilarious 2001 publication—to order a copy, checks only, $15 (shipping included) to the address above.