Dan Jansen – Unbreakable

By:  Michael D. McClellan It’s two hours before the biggest race of  your life and you’ve just seen death. How do you compete when it goes down like this? You’ve sacrificed large swaths of your childhood and even larger chunks of your adolescence in exchange for a place at the top of your sport’s elite, […]

Steve Stephens – Rayburn

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  The story starts like something straight from The Wonder Years, two friends born a week apart, their houses two doors down from each other, their worlds orbiting a cozy, Little Rock cul-de-sac during the tumultuous Sixties, their shared love of music sparked by the early days of the British Invasion.  […]

Jim Kelly – Kelly Tough

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  The story ends a world apart from where it begins, so let’s address the Super Bowl-sized elephant in the room:  Jim Kelly wants no part of Buffalo.  Too damn cold.  Too damn small.  The Bills are a fringe franchise based in economically-depressed Western New York, a region that hardly seems […]

Larry Groce – Mountain Stage

Written by:  Michael D. McClellan I try my best To be just like I am But everybody wants you To be just like them They sing while you slave And I just get bored  – Bob Dylan.  Maggie’s Farm. ‘Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.’ – Bob Dylan Larry Groce enters the […]

Michael Haskew – Star Struck

By:  Michael D. McClellan  |  Michael Haskew is on to something.  His book, West Point 1915:  Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On (released by Zenith Press in 2014),  tells the story of West Point’s most decorated and celebrated class, headlined by future president Dwight D. Eisenhower and Omar Bradley, the man who […]

Ingrid Chavez – Spirit Child

By:  Michael D. McClellan | Ingrid Chavez vanished into rumor in the 1990s, disappearing before our very eyes, her story climaxing with a high-profile Prince collaboration and punctuated by a public battle over writing credit for Madonna’s sultry number one single, Justify My Love.  What followed wasn’t years of hermit-like isolation, nor was the vacuum filled […]

Bill Rodgers – Street Cred

By:  Michael D. McClellan | We ran because he ran. Bill Rodgers embarked on his iconic running career with neither the curious fanfare nor the quaint spontaneity of the cinematic character Forest Gump, but make no mistake, Rodgers’ cult of personality had the same gravitational pull, conjuring legions of road racers, unbidden, out of the […]

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Michael D. McClellan is a native of Montgomery, West Virginia. He has written two books about the Boston Celtics, and has interviewed more than 70 current and former NBA greats including Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving and Clyde Drexler. Michael launched FifteenMinutesWith.Com in September, 2013. The site focuses on profiles with extraordinary actors, artists, musicians, writers, scientists and athletes.

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