Best Seat in the House

A Father, a Daughter, a Journey Through Sports

Author: Christine Brennan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743254368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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An award-winning sports journalist traces the origins of her love of sports in her relationship with her supportive father while describing her efforts to break barriers and stereotypes in a male-dominated industry and her reportage of such events as the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal and the 1999 Women's World Cup Soccer victory. 40,000 first printing.
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The Best Seat in the House

Stories from the NHL--Inside the Room, on the Iceand on the Bench

Author: Jamie McLennan,Ian Mendes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118304810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 819

A back-up goalie's hilarious behind-the-mask look at life in the NHL Jamie McLennan spent twenty years playing professional hockey. Sort of. As the backup for such legendary goalies as Grant Fuhr, Ron Hextall, Roberto Luongo, and Miikka Kiprusoff, he saw everything—except much playing time. In The Best Seat in the House, McLennan looks back on his unique career, from breaking into the NHL, to working with the legends, to life on the road and in the league, offering readers an unprecedented glimpse into life inside the locker room. Filled with tales of camaraderie and crazy antics, the book covers 20 years on and off the ice—including McLennan's disastrous meeting with Gene Simmons, accidentally calling Lady Gaga a troll to her face, charging an opposing team's mascot on the orders of legendary coach Billy Smith, and even how he hid a hotdog in his gear for an in-game snack. A collection of hilarious, strange, and sometimes unbelievable stories about hockey, the NHL, and celebrity from throughout the career of NHL backup goalie Jamie McLennan A deeply personal account of life on and off the ice, packed with hilarious personal anecdotes Co-written with Sportsnet's Ian Mendes The Best Seat in the House is an irreverent look at the life of a professional hockey player, on the ice, on the bench, and in the dressing room, that is sure to delight hockey fans everywhere.
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The Best Seat in the House

My 48 years in local sports broadcasting

Author: Jim Doyle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491779519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 5302

Jim Doyle’s hands were shaking as he signed off after a radio broadcast of one of the most remarkable college football games he had ever witnessed. Although he was a seasoned broadcaster, Doyle’s hope remained the same as it did when he first started in the business: that through descriptions, gusto, and accuracy, he once again provided his listeners a good feel for what it was like to be there. Doyle relies on nearly a half century of sports radio broadcasting experience to share a treasure trove of stories that range from the exciting to the bizarre and even the tragic. From the biggest comeback in the history of college football to a “rainout” of a college basketball game to the courageous story of high school football radio analyst fighting terminal cancer while continuing to broadcast the game he loved, Doyle provides fans an insightful, unforgettable behind-the-scenes look at the passion, commitment, and skill surrounding radio sports broadcasting in a small Pennsylvania town. The Best Seat in the House reveals a radio sportscaster’s fifty-year journey through the world of broadcasting as he called plays, painted vivid pictures for his listeners, and reminded fans that nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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Best Seat in the House

Mark Rosen's Sports Moments and Minnesota Memories

Author: Mark Rosen,Jim Bruton

Publisher: Mvp Books

ISBN: 0760345325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 4824

Mark Rosen has long been a treasured and respected sports-news figure in Minnesota, and in Best Seat in the House, he shares stories and experiences from 40 years in the field.
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Best Seat in the House

A Basketball Memoir

Author: Spike Lee,Ralph Wiley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857027877

Category: Basketball

Page: 327

View: 6039

Best Seat in the House is a love letter from a passionate, unswerving fan to basketball, the New York Knickerbockers and their thirty-year relationship through disappointment, triumph, bad calls and air balls. It's a slam dunk.
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Best Seat in the House

Author: John Beland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945674167


Page: 346

View: 3058

Originally from Hometown, Illinois, John Beland is an award-winning songwriter, session guitarist, arranger, recording artist & performer. His songs have been recorded a wide variety of top artists in the U.S as well as internationally. His studio work includes some of the greatest music legends in both pop and country music. From his early work with Linda Ronstadt and Ricky Nelson to his long career with the legendary Flying Burrito Brothers, John is considered by many to be one of the true pioneers of what we now have come to term as Country Rock. John is still very active in the music business and continues to tour the world as a producer, session guitarist and performer. He currently lives in Chappell Hill, Texas.
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The Best Seat in the House

How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life

Author: Allen Rucker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061871427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9544

Like the day Elvis died or O.J. was acquitted, the Tuesday you wake up paralyzed is not a day you soon forget. For writer Allen Rucker—baby boomer, husband, father of two, aging Hollywood also-ran—life started over that Tuesday when, at the age of fifty-one, he was struck by a rare disorder—transverse myelitis—that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Why him? Was he being punished? Was it his stressful life? His frustrating career? Telling too many Christopher Reeve jokes? Dazed and paralyzed, he was forced to reevaluate everything, from the simplest bodily functions to the mysteries of the universe. In a style that is at once funny and moving, The Best Seat in the House offers an unpretentious and unapologetic account of learning to live with paralysis. Without trivializing his situation, and without sermons or clichés, Rucker invites all readers, whether disabled or not, to identify with him for better or for worse. This remarkably comic and heartfelt book speaks to the fragility of life and to the resilience and adaptability of a single, ordinary human being. Lucky for us, this human being has a sense of humor. At first, it may not look like the best seat in the house, but read on. You might be surprised.
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Best Seat in the House

Your Backstage Pass Through My WWE Journey

Author: Justin Roberts

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 1782554513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 5795

If you ever wondered what it's like to be a giant wrestling fan and work at WWE under Vince McMahon and travel the world with co-workers who have been the stars of pro wrestling from the 90s through today, this is the definite book for you. This is the story of a passionate professional wrestling fan who wanted nothing more than to be the ring announcer for World Wrestling Entertainment. Best Seat in the House covers the journey of the type of ambitious kid that Justin Roberts was. Wrestling fans always want to know how he got his job, and this book discusses the path he took to get there, the people he met along the way and the experiences that helped shape his character. From his WWE tryout to his final night on the big stage, Justin gives you an in-depth look at his journey to catch and live the job of his dreams. From playing with action figures of Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan to actually announcing them to the ring–Justin truly lived out his dream. Apart from announcing the top wrestlers in the industry from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock to John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Ric Flair and The Undertaker, Justin also describes the politics, travel requirements of WWE talent and the overall treatment from the monopoly that drives the wrestling industry. There were so many ups, but also so many downs, and this title is the backstage pass for those who have always wondered what it would be like as a wrestling fan to actually get to work at the Disneyland of wrestling. With no hopes or interest to return to WWE and unlike those who write books while still in a relationship with the company, Justin is very honest in sharing his story. A world that's more than just scripted ballet and spandex with real-life physical action and hardworking athletes, the story of working with individuals who are real-life superheroes to all ages and genders and ethnic cities all over the world.
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Best Seat in the House

Untold Stories of Dimaggio, Mantle, Forman and Other Sports Legends

Author: Dan Wheeler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891686214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6177

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Best Seat in the House

My Life in the Jeff Healey Band

Author: Tom Stephen,Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1773052748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 5005

For 15 years, Tom Stephen had the unique distinction of being both drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band. The dual role was fraught with conflicts of interest. One minute, he was leading the debauched life of a rock musician; the next, he was disciplining the band for the havoc they caused. But few knew or understood Jeff Healey — a national icon and one of the world’s best blues guitarists — better. Funny and loyal, with a luminous mind and staggering talent, Healey was also provincial, stubborn, obnoxious, and antagonistic. This book explores both sides with honesty, clarity, and humor and reveals what life for the band was really like: Jeff challenging ZZ Top to a bowling competition — and winning; Bill Clinton inviting the band to the White House, and enjoying a special audience with Queen Elizabeth II. To say nothing of the legendary guitarist’s interactions with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Keith Richards, and more… Tom Stephen was there for it all. He believes that young fans deserve to experience Healey’s brilliance — to understand the complicated man behind those timeless sounds. Best Seat in the House offers an authentic perspective that fans won’t find elsewhere.
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Best Seat in the House - Dfw

Author: John C. Cox,Pamela Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883949006

Category: Dallas (Tex.)

Page: 36

View: 4280

Ticket buyer's guide to reserved seating in theaters, auditoriums and arenas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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The Best Seat in the House

The Golden Years of Radio and Television

Author: Pat Weaver

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Executives

Page: 275

View: 1952

The creator of the "Today Show" and the "Tonight Show" discusses his years as president of NBC, his stormy relationship with the head of RCA, and his friendships
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The Best Seat in the House

Short Stories and Vignettes

Author: Achilles Kozakis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469190594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

View: 1828

"Wow! What a wonderful man. Thank you for the opportunity to join you the other night to hear some of his tales. We hadn't met Achi before, and his spark is amazing! It is astonishing to me that he had all different ages totally tuned in to his stories." Sandy Muller "This one is a very well-written vivid narration that captivates the wholeness of the reader and like a time machine transfers you to the heroic era of the men who were determined to survive and win." Nikolas Vafiadis, War Correspondent and Anchorman, Antenna, Athens Greece
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Author: Craig Labuskes


ISBN: 9781365410284


Page: 180

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After a sudden tragedy strikes his family, 12-year-old Ryan Shepherd tries to reconnect with his older brother on a cross country tour of Major League Baseball stadiums.
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The Dean

The Best Seat in the House

Author: John David Dingell,David Bender

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062572008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3642

John David Dingell, the longest serving United States’ Congressman in history, and one of the House's most powerful chairmen, offers a unique, unforgettable, and refreshingly candid behind-the-scenes account of government and politics over the past eighty years. Democrat John David Dingell served in the U.S. House of Representatives for fifty-nine consecutive years, from December 13, 1955 to January 3, 2015—the longest tenure of anyone in Congressional history. The son of a Congressman, Dingell worked in his father’s office from childhood and became a house page in 1938, when he was just eleven years old. Retiring from Congress at eighty-nine, he has witnessed some of the most significant events that have shaped our nation and the world. In The Dean, Dingell looks back at his life at the center of American government and considers the currents that have reshaped our Congress and America itself, from his childhood memories of wartime Washington during the FDR administration, through the Reagan Revolution, to the election of the first black president, Barack Obama. Rife with a wisdom that literally only Dingell can possess, The Dean is the inspiring story of some of the greatest congressional achievements, of which Dingell was an integral part, and of the tough fights that made them possible. Dingell offers a persuasive defense for government, explaining how it once worked honorably and well—in defeating Hitler, sending us to the moon, ending segregation, and providing for the common good of all our citizens. He argues that to secure our future and continue our progress, we must work together once again—lessons desperately needed today.
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The Best Seat in the House

A Cock Sparrer Story

Author: Steve Bruce,Garry Bushell,Lars Frederiksen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901447866

Category: Music

Page: 291

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Cock Sparrer are widely considered to be one of the most influential streetpunk bands in history, and helped pave the way for the late-1970s punk scene and the significant Oi! subgenre. The band's fate has been to enjoy a career trajectory which is the polar opposite of that which the industry promotes and aspires to. Best Seat in the House tells the band's story from the perspective of drummer and driving force, Steve Bruce - from their beginnings in East London through Malcolm McLaren's attempts to mould them and into the 1980s and the reality of civvy street.
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Best Seat in the House

The Wit and Parliamentary Chronicles of Frank Johnson

Author: Frank Johnson

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781906779337

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 338

View: 5691

For over 33 years, Frank Johnson delighted readers and kept politicians on their toes with his irreverent reports and when he died, the Evening Standard hoardings declared: ‘Fleet Street Genius dead’. It was Johnson who coined the terms ‘chattering classes’, referred to Norman Tebbit as ‘The Chingford Strangler’, and dubbed the MP Dennis Skinner ‘The Beast of Bolsover’. There are many comic masterpieces in the book in Johnson’s dazzling and inimitable style, including his description of Margaret Thatcher’s ‘dimples of iron’, and the moment when dung was flung from the Gallery onto the Members below! There are plenty of serious moments too: the Brighton bombing, the Falklands war, the Iraq war and the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly. Johnson also writes wittily about many other subjects such as his love of opera and ballet, and his life in France with his wife Virginia. Compiled by Virginia Fraser, and with introductions from William Rees-Mogg and Simon Hoggart, the book includes intriguing responses from leading politicians and others to the satirical pieces that Frank wrote about them. Frank Johnson was the award-winning parliamentary sketch writer for The Daily Telegraph and then The Times, before becoming editor of The Spectator.
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Best Seat in the House

Drumming in the '70s with Marriott, Frampton, and Humble Pie

Author: Jerry Shirley

Publisher: Rebeats Press

ISBN: 9781888408133

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

View: 9603

Here is a hard rock memoir – essentially an authorised bio on the endearing British rock band Humble Pie – as told from the drum throne and backstage hallways during the emerging days of the seventies classic rock era. In 1969, Jerry Shirley was chosen to drum in a new band led by Steve Marriot and Peter Frampton. He had just turned 17. Along with bassist Greg Ridley, and manager Dee Anthony, the Pie started a 6-year journey that stormed the US and defined Arena Rock - bigger sound, bigger contracts, and bigger parties. Along the way Jerry meets with future legends that make for a star-studded bio and rare glimpse into the rock music industry. Written in his own voice and with a wicked musician sense of humor, Jerry details the vibrant scene that created the explosive sound of heavy rock. He explains how sessions were conducted by iconic engineers like Glyn Johns and Eddie Kramer, describes his session work with Syd Barrett and George Harrison and tells amusing tales like drum shopping with the Who's Keith Moon. What was it like to perform a sold-out show at Shea Stadium, play for 250,000 in Hyde Park, charter a private jet for tour, record the trend-setting live record at the Fillmore East (that spawned the FM radio staple "I Don't need No Doctor"), get hyped for the stage by Dee Anthony, and deal with the drugs and excesses of this inhibitive era of rock? This book definitely answers those question as well as "What was it like to meet, play, record, tour, party, and fight with cult hero Steve Marriott." No other book can cover it like this.
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