CMU alum, author Terry Foster will be hosting book signing at Happy's Pizza

Detroit News columnist and sports radio personality Terry Foster will be appearing at Happy’s Pizza and Pub, 1218 S. Mission St., on Saturday, April 27, from 4-6 p.m. for a book signing.

Foster said his book, "100 Things Tigers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die," is unique because it goes beyond simply re-telling the history of the Detroit Tigers.

"I did not just want it to be a Tigers history book," Foster said. "I wanted people to enjoy themselves when they go to Tigers games. I tell people the best places to watch games at Comerica Park. Where is the best place to watch Tigers games downtown? I usually watch games from the press box and do not cheer. But this meant a lot because I saw it with my 10-year-old son Brandon. It meant the world to him, and I got to see the joy on his face.”

This book is an updated version of the one that was published in 2009. Some of the chapters include stories on the team's pennant chases in 1968, 1984 and 2012. Foster also added portions to his book that detail third baseman Miguel Cabrera's 2012 Triple Crown season and arguing why Justin Verlander is the best pitcher in the sport.

Tigers legend Willie Horton wrote the book's forward.

Along with writing books and columns, Foster co-hosts the popular "Valenti and Foster Show" with Mike Valenti on WXYT-FM in Detroit Monday through Friday.

Foster graduated from CMU with a journalism degree in 1981. He wrote for Central Michigan Life for three and a half years and was honored in 2008 by the CMU Journalism Department as one of their distinguished alumni.

Foster said coming back to Mount Pleasant is always enjoyable, and he said he always likes to see what is new in the city.

“This is where I went to school, and I always enjoy returning. The people at Happy's Pizza and Pub have a new place, and I wanted to help them promote their new place,” Foster said. “I think it will be a dynamic place for people to go, and I want to check it out. I always like to return and see what is new in Mount Pleasant and hit some of the old haunts. I remain a fan of the school and love my trips back.”

Books can be purchased at any Barnes and Noble locations throughout Michigan or at Happy’s on the day of the signing. A check for $15 can be sent to Terry Foster, 26455 American Drive, Southfield, Mich., 48034, for one book or a check for $25 for two books.


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