Attending My 16-Year-Old Nephew’s Book Signing

Book Signing

This weekend was a pretty darn good one. Gorgeous weather. The Yanks crushed the Red Sox 14-4. Marvel’s DareDevil came out on Netflix. Oh, and I attended a book signing for my 16-year-old nephew Matthew.

Yep, I’ve written about Matthew’s book Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History before. A huge baseball fan, particularly of classic baseball history and trivia, Matt put out an entertaining and info-packed book from Summer Game Books.

The eBook’s been out for a little while now but finally a paperback edition is available! And to make things more legit, Matthew had his very first book signing in his home state of New Jersey this past weekend!

Allie, the kids and I were so happy we could attend the event at Words bookstore in Maplewood, NJ on Sunday.

Book Signing
Matthew (left) talks baseball with publisher Walter Friedman.

For about an hour, Matthew held a Q&A session with his book’s publisher Walter Friedman, while also fielding questions from the audience of roughly 40 to 50 people. I’ve got to hand it to Matthew, the kid knows how to handle an interview.

He’s been on TV a number of times before and impresses me more and more every time I see him talk to a crowd. He’s got a real natural and confident attitude about him as he spouts off baseball trivia quicker than a Nolan Ryan fastball.

After the Q&A session, everyone went upstairs, where Matthew signed plenty of books for friends, family and other bookstore customers.

Photo: Steve “The Hammer” Nadel

It wouldn’t be a book signing, of course, without a selfie, right?

Uncle Selfie

You can get yourself a copy of Matt’s book Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History online or at your local bookstore. There’s also a number of options to download a digital copy.


Buy Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: Kindle | iBooks | Nook

1 thought on “Attending My 16-Year-Old Nephew’s Book Signing”

  1. That is completely and utterly awesome! I have a cousin who is published also and I am in awe of young authors. Kudos to your nephew – hope the paperback sells well!


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