Dungy’s Uncommon No. 2 on New York Times Best Sellers List

For immediate release
February 10, 2009

Former Indianapolis Colts head coach reaches New York Times Best Sellers List for third time, this time on “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” list

Carol Stream, Ill. – Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach Tony Dungy’s book, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, will appear on the New York Times Best Sellers List on Sunday, February 15, debuting at the No. 2 spot on the hardcover “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” list. Uncommon joins other top titles, including Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man (No. 1), Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture (No. 3), Liz Vaccariello’s Flat Belly Diet! (No. 4), and Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret (No. 5). This is the third consecutive Dungy title to reach the New York Times list, following the success of Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life (Tyndale, July 2007)—which reached No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list—and You Can Do It! (Little Simon Inspirations, July 2008), which was No. 1 on the children’s list.

Dungy’s Uncommon marks the fourth sports-related Tyndale title that has earned a spot on the prestigious New York Times Best Sellers List, joining Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel’s The Winners Manual (July 2008), Deanna Favre’s Don’t Bet Against Me! (October 2007), and Dungy’s Quiet Strength (July 2007). Quiet Strength spent more than 30 weeks on the list and has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. The softcover edition of Quiet Strength has also made the New York Times Best Sellers List. These accomplishments are even more impressive considering the fact that the New York Times does not poll Christian booksellers as part of its ranking methodology.

Uncommon was buoyed by a comprehensive media and book signing tour that included a total of 13 book signings in New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Florida. Dungy also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s TODAY show, CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman, FOX’s On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, FOX & Friends, Rush Limbaugh’s radio program, and nearly 100 other interviews.

More information about Uncommon is available at http://www.daretobeuncommon.net and on Facebook at the “Dare to Be Uncommon” fan page.

The Author is represented by the literary agency of Legacy, LLC, Winter Park, Florida.

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. It is now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry. Tyndale products include numerous New York Times best sellers, including the popular Left Behind series. In addition to Bibles in the New Living Translation (NLT), Tyndale publishes many other resources for church and family. Tyndale House Publishers is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.