Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity a new book chronicling the dramatic rise of the New York Knicks point guard is set to be released in May.

The title, which will be published by the Hachette Book Group, is to be penned by Timothy Dalrymple.

The book promises to be an inside look in Lin's journey to NBA star, with Dalrymple having interviewed Lin when the former was a teaching fellow at Harvard, where Lin was studying at the time.

In the space of a few weeks Lin has gone from an undrafted bench player to be the talk of the NBA and wider pop culture as a whole. Suddenly puns on the 23-year-old's name are everywhere.

As well as his high-school and college career, the book will also address the media attention Lin, who's parents hail from Taiwan, has received since coming to prominence. While he has been lauded from all corners, an unsavory element to the coverage emerged last week when an ESPN headline regarding Lin included the slur chink.

Lin is the first American-born player of Chinese of Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA.

After scoring 28 points as the Knicks defeated the defending NBA champions Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Lin was able to stop his team from falling to the New Jersey Nets the following night. The Knicks (16-17) next take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Madison Square Garden.