Updated: May 29, 2021
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Bill Cowher's memoir Heart and Steel goes on sale this Tuesday and he was on the CBS Morning Show today with Gayle King to talk about the journey of his new book, as well as life lessons on and off the field.
"This memoir really to me, I did it because I got to the Hall of Fame, you start to reflect on your football life, the pandemic comes, you start to reflect on your own life. It just seemed like the right time to go back and people have this perception of me, whatever it may me be, but you really don't know me," Cowher said. "And to find the right collaborator in that being Michael Holley, a guy who went to Point Park College, a guy who (is) from northeast Ohio. We sat down and we put this together and it's a series of hardships, opportunities and lessons. And that's what life is about, right? And it's called you learn from each experience, it's called personal growth."
The excerpt below is a short description of Heart of Steel by Simon & Schuster.
"A poignant, inspirational story about football, family, and love from Bill Cowher, the Super Bowl–winning, Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steelers coach, and cohost of CBS’s The NFL Today.
"Long before the Lombardi Trophy, the Golden Hall of Fame jacket, and successful TV career, legendary head coach Bill Cowher was simply “Billy from Crafton. "
"Born and raised just fifteen minutes from old Three Rivers Stadium, it was in Crafton where the foundation of Cowher’s irrepressible work ethic, passion for teaching, and love of football and the Pittsburgh Steelers were built. Now, for the first time, Cowher will shine a light on a life filled with success, achieved through will and resilience in situations which, often times, appeared to be hopeless."
Below is the link to pre-order Cowher's memoir that will come out on June 1.