My Top-5 Favorite Fencing Books on Good Reads. What do you think?

Tim Morehouse

My list below here is the link to my opinions on each one:

A Nice Note from a Parent About my Book American Fencer

A really nice email I got from a parent about my book American Fencer.   Really nice to see it is having a positive impact!

“I started reading your book today and read the bit about you being bullied out aloud to my daughter to demonstrate how in the midst of misery, you can have a life-defining moment. It gave me goose bumps and her eyes were round like saucers(!) I think it came as a revelation to her that even a champion like you has a story like this from their childhood”

There is also a really nice write-up in the American Fencing magazine this month as well.

Got your copy yet?

American Fencer Book Signing with Tim Morehouse (January 12 at Barnes in Noble Union Square)

Join me at Barnes and Noble in Union Square in NYC on January 12, 2013 at 2pm for a book signing and Olympic fencing demonstration!

If you purchase a copy of AMERICAN FENCER from Barnes and Noble between now and the event you’ll receive priority seating for this fun afternoon that will be a blast for kids and adults alike.  The event is FREE to the public.




American Fencer is more than a swashbuckling romp through the diverse subculture of the ancient sport of fencing—it’s the story of what it takes to overcome expectations of your peers and the world, as well as the self-expectations that can lead to failure.  Olympic medalist and U.S. National Champion Tim Morehouse’s memoir is a story of teamwork and individualism, monastic dedication and high-stakes competition—the difference between a dream and its demise separated by 120 milliseconds at the tip of the sword.

Whether or not you’ve ever picked up a foil, epee or saber, Tim’s story speaks to the underdog in all of us—the shoestring self-start with belief, dedication, and little else. American Fencer is the story of the American dream.

I will be having a book launch event in NYC on Tuesday, April 24 and you can find the invite at (hope you can join me!)  Tickets are $75 dollars and will include a signed copy of the book, drinks and hors d’oeuvres with proceeds going to support my foundation Fencing-in-the-Schools.

The book will head into bookstores starting after the London Games so right now you can get online, at a few fencing outlets (in the near future) and at some of my upcoming appearances over the next few months.

Thank you all for your support!


Every Fencer Should Buy This Book: “Foiled” by Jane Yolen

I’m loving this new book “Foiled” by former Smith fencer Jane Yolen.  It’s a merging of fantasy genre with fencing in a comic book style format.
Deftly juggling fantasy adventure with a young girl’s coming of age, Foiled finds its heroine, Aliera, torn between her comfortable routines, including a determination to become an Olympic fencer and weekend afternoons gaming with her physical disabled cousin, and the attentions of a cute new boy in school. (READ MORE)
A girl’s coming of age story mixed with fencing…right up my alley. 
Yes, I have the Dixie Chicks and Indigo girls on my ipod and I fence so really this book is perfect for me. 😉   Author Jane Yolen’s Website has more information on this book and her other titles.
Mike Cavallaro provided the illustration.  A sequel is apparently already in the works called, “Curses Foiled Again”.  Another good title I think, no?
The book comes out April 13, but you can
CLICK HERE TO BUY THE BOOK NOW!!  Let’s support all fencing related projects and show people the power of the fencing community! GO FENCING!
*** Shout out to Brandeis Alum/Fencer Brendan “Showtime” Doris-Pierce for letting me know about this book!  Love it!