Chasing My Rookie Year was officially released on Amazon.com and on Michael Clayton's official website MichaelRClayton.com on January 1, 2014. Since the release of Chasing My Rookie Year, Michael began his publicity efforts with a full list of media appearances, speaking engagements and book signings in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana that included Blue Cross Blue Shield for their annual Martin Luther King Celebration and the Barnes & Nobles located on the LSU campus where books have sold out. As a Super Bowl XLVI Champion with the NY Giants Michael 's next stop was the NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII where he connected with former teammate and childhood friend NY Giants Punter Steve Weatherford for a fantasy football Panel on the Bethenny show. Michael additionally concluded his four-day press run holding several interviews at the NFL's Radio Row with Sirius XM Radio, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo Sports, and ESPN.
Michael's appearance at the Sports Authority will be Michael's first major book signing in Tampa, FL. Despite the mixed reviews from media over the years to fan rants from Michael's time with the Tampa Bucs as a wide receiver, he has maintained a fan support system through his many charitable endeavors off the field. Michael hopes to re-connect with his fans to give a better understanding through his book of the lessons learned, and share his personal experience as a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Michael will have a prominent display for his book signing, allowing fans to take photos with him. Sports Authority is offering a 15% off coupon on all merchandise, which can be autographed with purchase of Michael's book. Chasing My Rookie Year will be available to purchase on site or may be pre-purchased on Amazon.com.
As the success of Michael's book continues to grow so is the feedback and reviews of his self-published memoir. A mother from Harlem, NY stated "I read the book and it was amazing...I plan to ask the director of juvenile justice to purchase copies for the boys." Another reader from Amazon.com stated, "Five REVEALING stars...This is a well-written, brisk read with helpful advice based on a multitude of circumstances that extend beyond the world of athletics."
Michael will continue a round of appearances in Florida in April, followed by additional book tour efforts throughout spring and summer in Las Vegas for the LSU Alumni Crawfish Boil at the Golden Nugget, and select cities across the North East. He additionally will be returning as an Analyst on the Big Ten Network's-Football and Beyond Show in the Fall and as a coach with the Football University beginning in late April 2014.
For more information on tour locations please visit the official MichaelRClayton.com website.