Michael Atchison is the author of the novel XL and the book True Sons: A Century of Missouri Tigers Basketball. His writing on collegiate sports and popular culture has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and The Providence Phoenix, among other publications.
During his previous career practicing law, Michael helped earn freedom for a man wrongly convicted of murder, aided basketball coaches who ran afoul of NCAA rules, and once stood in his office, stripped to the waist, and swapped clothes with veteran rocker Sammy Hagar. The other ninety-nine percent of the time he did things that some might think tedious.
Michael lives in Parkville, Missouri with his wife and two children.
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by Michael Atchison
Part rock and roll fantasy, part prolonged personal crisis, XL is the story of David Hankins, who watches helplessly as his future brother-in-law steals David's band and takes it to worldwide success. With some help from his friends, David strives to find peace even as his former band's success haunts him. XL is a wry and funny male confessional that should appeal to fans of Nick Hornby's work.
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