What is the Aaron Rodgers Book Club and what is this week's recommendation?

Joshua Rogers September 15, 2021
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Aaron Rodgers is on The Pat McAfee Show every Tuesday to discuss happenings from the previous weekend. The QB has also launched weekly segment the Aaron Rodgers Book Club. Here’s what it is and what his recommendations are following last week’s choice, The Alchemist.

Aaron Rodgers appears on The Pat McAfee Show, talks ‘double nut shot’

Aaron Rodgers is appearing on The Pat McAfee Show every Tuesday afternoon on SiriusXM Radio.

The Packers quarterback pretty much has free rein to discuss anything he wants.

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On this week’s episode, Rodgers spoke about that terrible Saints loss, calling it “one of those days”.

At one point, Rodgers discussed an interception he threw during the game when the Packers were trailing 17-3.

However, the 37-year-old had an unusual explanation for the errant pass.

He explained it “was due to the double nut shot I took” before the pass.

He added: “I guess I have to overcome that and throw a better ball.

“That was a painful one. They got their money’s worth on that one.”

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What is the Aaron Rodgers Book Club?

The quarterback recently announced the Aaron Rodgers Book Club on the airwaves – an initiative to get more people interested in reading.

Each week he recommends a book for listeners to read so they can think more deeply and further their knowledge.

Rodgers joked that teammate Marquez Valdes-Scantling asked him for book recommendations, and so he decided to share the info on Pat’s show.

The first book in Aaron Rodgers’ Book Club was international bestseller The Alchemist.

Paulo Coelho’s classic work of fiction tells the story of a young Andalusian shepherd on his journey to the pyramids of Egypt after a recurring dream of finding treasure.

It has been read by numerous top athletes including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Lewis Hamilton and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Rodgers even admitted he reads The Alchemist every two years.

What was the QB’s reading recommendation this week?

There was another entry in the Aaron Rodgers Book Club this week.

This week it was Jon Krakauer’s biography on Pat Tillman entitled Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey Of Pat Tillman.

Tillman was in the NFL but left to join the Army after 9/11.

He was killed by ‘friendly fire’ while in Afghanistan in 2004.

Rodgers said Tillman was an inspiration to him, and that the book is special.

He also said he had to get his most recent copy from Barnes & Noble as he’s given the book away so often.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.