It really was worth the wait

Posted on March 30, 2011

“Worth The Wait” co-authors Brian Murphy and Brad Mangin proudly show off the first copies of their new book on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Candace Murphy)


It seems like a long time ago when friend Brian Murphy and myself teamed up with our literary agent Amy Rennert to produce a book about the 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series season. It was back in early November of 2010, and in the ensuing months we all worked so hard with our friends at Skybox Press and the Giants to produce “Worth The Wait” the Giants OFFICIAL book commemorating their historic season. With a pressure-packed goal of getting the book out close to opening day all the hard work proved worthwhile this afternoon when editor Scott Gummer handed me an advance copy of the book at a Starbucks near the Oakland Airport. I have been waiting for this day for months, and I must say the book I held in my hands was better than I could have ever imagined.

I am absolutely thrilled with the final product, and I hope Giants fans everywhere will share my enthusiasm when they see the book. I couldn’t wait to show someone, so I hurried over to co-author Murphy’s house to share my joy with him. Murph and his family were equally impressed. Murph thumbed through the book page-by-page with his three-year-old son Declan on his lap. Declan knows many of the players on the Giants squad and named them off as he looked at the pictures.

“Worth The Wait” author Brian Murphy and his son Declan look at the book for the first time on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

The book is being delivered this week to warehouses in several cities for distribution. If you already ordered the book online you should receive the book in a week or so. The book will be in stock at all the Giants Dugout stores in the Bay Area by around Monday, April 4. We will be doing many book signings in the coming weeks at various Giants Dugout stores. Our first signing is next Tuesday, April 5, from Noon- 1:30pm at the Giants Dugout Store at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Books will be available for purchase at all the book signings. The full schedule of book signing events for the near future is below:

• Tuesday, April 5, Noon – 1:30pm, AT&T Park Dugout Store

• Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 – 7:00pm, AT&T Park Dugout Store (pre-game)

• Friday, April 15, 1 – 2pm, Embarcadero Dugout Store in San Francisco

• Friday, April 22, 3 – 4pm, Stanford Shopping Center Dugout Store

There will be more events announced for May, so if you miss Murph and I in April you can catch us the following month.

This book is a dream come true for Murph and I. We grew up Giants fans and now we have co-authored the official book documenting their greatest season in San Francisco. That’s pretty cool!

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  2. Andrew Fingerman April 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Congrats on the book completion and launch Brad. This is an awesome achievement and must feel amazing to actually hold in your hands. Can’t wait to see a hard copy!

  3. Brad Mangin April 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks Andrew! I will get you guys some books in the coming weeks. I do not have my shipment yet. It really is cool and special for me. This book could not have happened without Photoshelter. My archive made it happen and all images were delivered throughout the entire process to the designer via PhotoShelter.


  4. jena yamada April 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Brad (and Murph!),

    Thanks for “Worth the Wait”. My copy that was preordered eons (okay, months) ago arrived yesterday and it was great to re-live the season again. Haven’t read all of what Murph wrote yet, but your photos, as usual, are incredible. Thanks for sharing them in the form of this book that celebrates our epic season. It really was worth the wait!


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