ASHWAUBENON- Greeted by long lines, Donald Driver made his return to the area, just down the street from Lambeau Field.
The former wide receiver was signing copies of his newly released book and some fans showed up at Barnes and Noble early.
In true Packers fan-demonium fashion, 300 people lined up early in their green and gold Wednesday.
"I’ve been up since three thirty this morning so I’m still on go!” said Jill Parsons from Appleton, who was fifth in line.
She and others were all eager to meet Donald Driver—Former wide receiver, turned author.
"I had to be authentic. I had to let everyone know exactly my life story without going the ups and downs and showing everyone the ups and downs of my life,” said Driver.
Driver's new book "Driven" hit the shelves yesterday.
It chronicles Driver's struggles to overcome homelessness and other troubles in his youth.
He told us he hopes his story will inspire others."
“Continue to move forward. Don’t let this stop you. Go out and be successful and you have to believe in yourself,” he told fans.
If you want to get your hands on a copy of Donald Driver's new book, you might have to wait. Most stores in the area say they're out and are back ordered for more than a week.
The Packers Pro Shop was the only place in town without pre-order where you could buy the book Wednesday.
And fans who had a copy and waited for an autograph at Barnes and Noble say meeting their idol was an experience money can't buy.
“He knows how to treat people, he’s decent around the city, and he’s just overall a good guy,” said Isaiah Wizner from Seymour.
A good guy, who is getting good book reviews from his fans.
Driver says in the future, he’d like to pen another children’s book. He currently has a series with a football player named “Quickie.” Driver says he’d like to make Quickie into a cartoon.
Driver says he has other national TV gigs in the works, including hosting an episode of The View, as well as appearing on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.
Driver will have other book signing opportunities in Milwaukee and Madison this week.
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