This morning during the traditional Coffee Tuesday, the famous, renowned and wonderfully talented sports journalist Fernando Schwartz, presented his book, a photographic compilation, that tells the stories of his amazing 46 years career, which is still flourishing and ongoing.
For Fernando, this book was a surprise, because in all the years, he never imagined that the moments he captured would be of public interest; However, seeing that when he uploaded a photo to his social networks and accompanied it by a description, it immediately generated a great, enthrallingly enthusiastic response, so the idea for this project was born.
At this point he thanked Rodrigo Porrúa in a very special way, who from the first moment believed on recounting the life of Fernando’s fascinating journalism in a book that could be summarized as a graphic anecdote, of the highest quality.
Mauricio Sulaimán, who is worth mentioning wrote the prologue of this book, was emphatic in saying that this compilation is uniquely incredible, as it leaves us the legacy of the great legends of sport, and as his father Don José Sulaimán so aptly observed: “Photography is an instant in life that will never return.”
Fernando Schwartz, stressed that this book is dedicated to his only son and adheres to the phrase “Never surrender,”words that after leaving an important job made him to get back up at a time that he confesses was the most difficult of his career.
Fer, as he is called by all his colleagues and friends, remembered in a very special way, that time when the great Muhammad Alli came to Mexico and he and Don José Sulaimán spent long hours beside this legend, when they even visited the market of Balderas.
When asked which are his best interviews, Fernando pondered. However, he was clear when he said that among the best he could highlight the following: Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Diego Maradona, Muhammad Ali, Mario Vargas Llosa, and the WBC awards ceremony from the UN, to mention just a few.
For Fernando, one of the most important teachings of his teacher and mentor, Jacobo Zabludovsky, was: “You cannot live off a past success, every day you have to jump onto the pitch for a new triumph.”
Today, even though the list of celebrities is immense, Fernando wants to continue developing the work that he is most passionate about, and to meet the idols of sport and at this point he does not rule out interviewing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi one on one, to mention some names.
Finally, Fernando Schwartz invited everyone to buy this book which is very reasonably and accessibly priced at two hundred pesos, so as to meet the idols of sports and some of the best anecdotes that lived with them, him and us. The book is an absolute treasure chest and treasure trove priced at 200 pesos in Amazon Mexico and 9 dollars in Amazon United States. Fer is admired as: “A journalists` Journalist.