NEW YORK, NY – August 11, 2016 – Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Jeter Publishing are proud to announce the publication of MUHAMMAD ALI UNFILTERED, a book that will celebrate the iconic boxer, activist and humanitarian. The book will be the second in Jeter Publishing’s New York Times bestselling UNFILTERED series and is set for release in October 2016.
“With the outpouring of support we received earlier this summer, we were looking for ways to further extend Muhammad’s legacy,” said Lonnie Ali. “Our family’s relationship with Derek and our trust in how Jeter Publishing curates content, made it an easy decision to partner with them. We are proud to be a part of the UNFILTERED book series and look forward to inspiring adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.”
MUHAMMAD ALI UNFILTERED will feature iconic images including select never-before-seen photos. The book will also include Lonnie Ali’s heartfelt eulogy to her husband and select text by Ali himself, including his 1977 “Getting Ready to Meet God” speech.
Celebrating Ali as both an unparalleled athlete and a humanitarian, MUHAMMAD ALI UNFILTERED will align with the mission of The Muhammad Ali Center, which helps to preserve and share Ali’s legacy and ideals, promoting the six core principles that he lived by: confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality.
“When the Ali estate approached us with the idea for this book, I knew it was the perfect fit for Jeter Publishing,” said Derek Jeter. “Muhammad’s unwavering courage, conviction and perseverance will continue to live on in those he impacted. Through our personal work together on philanthropic aims, I’ve been able to see that impact first-hand, and I’m excited that Jeter Publishing will be able to honor his legacy with this book.”
Muhammad Ali is one of the most recognizable and influential sports figures of all time. His countless awards and accolades include most recently being named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Century, GQ’s Athlete of the Century, and being the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Amnesty International Lifetime Achievement Award.
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ABOUT JETER PUBLISHING
Jeter Publishing, a multi-faceted partnership with Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing that launched in November 2013, marks sports icon Derek Jeter’s first foray into the publishing world. With Jeter’s editorial guidance, the imprint will feature both sports and lifestyle content encompassing adult non-fiction titles. Jeter Children’s, a division of Jeter Publishing, will produce books that align with the core values and life lessons of Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, which will include picture books, middle grade fiction and ready-to-read books.
ABOUT SIMON & SCHUSTER
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com
ABOUT AUTHENTIC BRANDS GROUP, LLC
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) is a brand development company and the owner of Muhammad Ali Enterprises. ABG seeks to build long-term value through the ownership of intellectual property associated with prominent entertainment, fashion, and sports brands. Headquartered in New York City, ABG enhances brand equity through partnering with best-in-class licensees and retailers. ABG’s global portfolio of world-renowned brands includes Marilyn Monroe®, Mini Marilyn®, Elvis Presley®, Muhammad Ali®, Shaquille O’Neal®, Michael Jackson® (managed brand), Juicy Couture®, Jones New York®, Judith Leiber®, Frederick’s of Hollywood®, Adrienne Vittadini®, Taryn Rose®, Misook®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx®, Bobby Jones®, Spyder®, Tretorn®, Tapout®, Prince®, Airwalk®, Vision Street Wear®, and Hind®. For more information please visit www.authenticbrandsgroup.com.