$20 Why Not
- 1 printed copy
- 1 free eBook
1 copy + ebook included
$480 Signed Copies with Zoom Meet and Greet with Author.
For orders of 24, the purchaser will get signed copies of the book plus a zoom meet and greet discussion with the author.
24 copies + ebook included
$1000 Personal Inscription
For the first 50 single purchases, the author will personalize an inscription in each book.
50 copies + ebook included
$1800 Limited Edition Photograph & Zoom with Author and Photographer
A purchase of 90 signed copies will include a 30” by 30” signed and numbered print of the Why Not golf ball out of a limited edition of 90 prints, as well as a zoom meet and greet with both the author and photographer Mark Maziarz.
The retail value of the photographic print alone is $1,990.
90 copies + ebook included
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Why Not traces the story of an imprinted golfball through the hands of 6 people across 100 years from its maker, Toni, in 1920's New York to a photographer's exhibit in modern day Park City, Utah. No matter your race, religion, sexual orientation, profession, social status or sex, love is. Should love prevail? Why not!Share Tweet LinkedIn Embed pszr.co/pJQJl 712 views
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A photograph of this golf ball saved a man’s life.
Said man had lost the love of his life, his wife, and his two sons. On one particular day he had contemplated suicide and had just said to God, ‘Why should I continue living?’ when photographer Mark Maziarz gifted a print of his photograph of an antique golf ball with a simple message to his friend to cheer him up…revealing God’s answer, Why Not!
High school friends Robert Strand and Mark Maziarz wondered who initially held this golf ball in the 1920s and how did it find its way to a photographers studio in modern day Park City Utah…hence this book was born.
"Why Not" traces the story of a golf ball through the hands of six people across 100 years, from its maker, Toni, in 1920's New York, to a photographer's exhibit in modern day Park City, Utah. Readers will discover the role this golf ball with a simple message plays in the lives of its various owners throughout time.
The ball passes from rich to the poor, mixed race, black and white, gay and straight. It is created for love and is passed on through grief, hope, respect, fun, loss, and love.
Born at the end of the 19th century to a French chef, and a seamstress - who passed as white, Antoinette (Toni) Secard was raised to be a strong independent woman contrary to the norms of the day. She grew into a feminine and elegant woman who was at the forefront of women's golf. Not only was she a fierce competitor, but she also designed the first one-piece dress for women’s golf - from which she earned a fortune.
Being with the love of her life is at stake; Toni is faced with the fear of giving up a successful career, and the fear that her mixed-race secret could be revealed. One afternoon while walking through New York City, she asks God for a sign, ‘can I love and be loved' when she comes upon a Sport Mart window display of black and white golf balls whose brand name is Why Not.
Toward the end of Why Not, a $2000 limited edition photographic print of the ball is being auctioned to benefit the “WE WIN” foundation – which was founded in 2013 by Actress/ Singer Tichina Arnold and her Sister/ Manager and Lupus Survivor Zenay Arnold.
Each fictional character's life interacts with historical and current icons Gabrielle Coco Chanel, Jane Bolin (the first African American Female Judge in the United States), Civil Rights icon A. Philip Randolph, NBA Commissioner David Stern and Val Ackerman (the founding President of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)), and comedic actress, singer and multiple NAACP Image Award recipient Tichina Arnold.
Their stories intertwine and finally come together in surprising, transcendent moments of learning not to be afraid to live life to its fullest, the power of faith, forgiveness and love.
This book is great for both golf enthusiasts, and for anyone looking to continue the conversation about civil rights in our country.
“Why Not is a fascinating read and provides an opportunity for conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and the different aspects of the civil rights movement over the past 100 years. Buy this book!” Tichina Arnold
Award-winning actress and singer Tichina Arnold has entertained audiences in a variety of notable roles throughout her career. The “WE WIN” foundation was founded in 2013 by the Arnold Girlz (Actress/ Singer Tichina Arnold and her Sister/ Manager and Lupus Survivor Zenay Arnold). It was formed to help individuals, as well as the families and caregivers who support those suffering with the "Cruel Mystery" (Lupus) and other related autoimmune diseases. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to the We Win Foundation. https://www.wewinfoundation.org/index.html
"I absolutely loved it! I love the story of Toni and REALLY love the anecdotes re: Chanel. Ahhh, sucked me in! You have a very unique style of writing that I really like. You don’t dwell too much on minute details which I think can be effective. Instead, you give a sweeping picture of the bigger story. Very well done!"
Leslie Liautaud, American playwright and novelist.
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