Monday, October 26, 2009

Review of: Eli Golds From Peanuts to Press Box

Life's roads are sinewy slippery slopes. Eli Gold illustrates the way he navigated these twisting roads. Eli had a dream of one day being the radio voice he heard when listing to his favorite New York Teams.
Eli always knew what he wanted to do and he found his way to it by learning along the way. He shows how to turn no-where to now here, by his relentless open-heart ready for exploration.

His drive is tremendous, I can not picture myself calling in scores from a pay phone in order to have my voice on radio. Or the desire to cover anything related to sports.
I was comforted by this book, especially his honesty.
Eli's viewpoints on the southern landscape were great because he was honest in saying it took him more than ten years to be deemed worthy to cover the tide. We sit at home and think these people are so lucky to be in the booth,but rarely do we see the road they took to get there.
My one critique is I wish he would have told less stories but have each story with more depth. I was wanting to travel more and see more with Eli, but maybe he will write another book.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson Company for letting me preview this book.
FROM PEANUTS TO THE PRESSBOX
INSIDER SPORTS STORIES FROM A LIFE BEHIND THE MIC

Eli Gold, with M. B. Roberts
Forward by Vern Linquist

ISBN 978-1-4016-0436-3
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2009
Hdbk, 255 pp.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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