Get Up & Fight Complete Book Plan

1WWJC 40th Anniversary Special Edition 

Released on November 24, 2020 to align with the 40th Anniversary of the First Women's World Judo Championships held at Madison Square Garden by our pioneer, Rusty Kanokogi.  This event as you will read was a prerequisite for the acceptance of women's judo competition for the very first time in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea .  In Rusty fashion, we designed this book as a high-end soft cover to honor her amazing accomplishment of pulling off the impossible.  This beautiful read is loaded with color photos, including items from the original event, a detailed timeline color coded to match the 80's theme, and foreword by one of the 20th century's most respected and influential athletes and trailblazers - Billie Jean King.

To maintain the integrity of this publication, we utilized a high-end printing company and have been distributing this edition exclusive ourselves.  This also allows us to provide a special autograph option by our co author Jean Kanokogi, PhD.  This book is a must-hold in your hands to truly appreciate the full value of Get Up & Fight, the Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi, 1WWJC 40th Anniversary Special Edition.  Please understand this edition is a limited release, so please do not hesitate to get your copy today.

Ebook Version of Get Up & Fight 

1WWJC 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Out February 14, 2021, the Ebook version of Get Up & Fight, 1WWJC 40th Anniversary Special Edition is available for those who prefer to read on their selected device.  

Please enjoy reading the story of Rusty Kanokogi, digitally. It will make you laugh, cry and laugh again.  One of the consistent feedback we are getting from our readers is the true authentic feel of Rusty's voice in Get Up & Fight.  We worked hard to maintain the integrity of Rustys vibrant personality.  After checkout you will immediately have access to the Ebook, start reading today!

Global Release Get Up & Fight, The Memoir of Rusty Kanokogi

We are super excited for the global release of Get Up & Fight!  Our goal for this publication is June 2021.

The Project Rusty team had the amazing opportunity to work with Robyn Makinson head of Design with TBWA\Chiat\Day New York.  To say Robyn is a creative genius still somehow feels like an understatement.

The Global Release will have a newly designed cover and full jacket by Robyn and interior colors updated to match.  This expanded edition will also include new photos, an additional foreword by Rusty's friend and renown sportscaster Dick Schaap, along with the foreword by Billie Jean King, and global distribution.  This will give us the opportunity to distribute Get Up & Fight to international readers at a reasonable cost and faster shipping to our friends in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, and everywhere.

The picture utilized here is not the front cover, just a teaser.  The design will be held secret until right before the release - only three people have seen it, not even our immediate family.  

The first release will be a hard cover and Ebook, followed by a cost-positioned paperback version.  More details to follow shortly.  



Audio Book Get Up & Fight, Global release

Mini sound booth? Check! Microphone? Check!  Programs downloaded?  Check!  Recording of the audiobook kicks off in February 2021, with a goal release date of June 2021, just in time for athletes and spectators traveling to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.  We are working extremely hard to maintain this schedule and will continue to update as we move along.  Stay Tuned!



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