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
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2009
Hdbk, 255 pp.