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You could win a FREE autographed copy of Everyone Needs A Sam simply by sharing the story of a mentor in your life and what you learned from them. The length, and whether you name your "Sam" or not, is up to you.

We hope you will acknowledge your "Sams" and share the wisdom you gained. Just e-mail your story to We will send an autographed copy to you or whomever you want. Please share your wisdom.

What others are saying

“After reading “Everyone Needs A Sam,” I now have a new word for “true friends,” that being a SAM.”

My wife of 21 years, Ceann, and I have been blessed with numerous SAMS, including John and Corby Winters. Further, the love of God, family and SAMS has been a large part of our lives and successful marriage.

“Everyone Needs A Sam” is not only motivational and inspirational, but a great read.”

David Burlew |  Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

“John Winters has provided a key to open doors to personal peace and success.  As business professionals, athletes or just as men, greater accomplishments can be achieved by trusting the advice of our mentors, or “Sams”, as Winters calls them.

Winters has a winner with his book.  He has written an amazing and thought provoking read citing personal experiences.  The author challenges us to evaluate our direction, rely on others’ wisdom and the power of prayer to discover what we can become. “

Kermit Perry |  former Assistant Athletics Director, University of Georgia and Auburn University