SPORTS TALK: A Journey Inside the World of Sports Talk Radio
Alan Eisenstock takes the first no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, full-access look at the world of sports talk radio and reveals what makes it tick: the rousing shows, the obsessive fans, and above all, the larger-than-life personalities.
From Barnes & Noble Review: "SPORTS TALK offers a vicarious thrill. Eisenstock not only brings us into the lives of his heroes, but he also makes them our heroes. We see that beneath the heated opinions and sometimes cantankerous personalities, there is a calm that ties all the hosts together. And it makes us want to buy them a beer and talk sports."
From Publishers Weekly: "Breezy... a smoothly written road trip..."
From Los Angeles Times: "Alan Eisenstock, author of the entertaining new book Sports Talk, says he was drawn to the world of jock radio in the 1970s when he heard Ed "Superfan" Bieler of KABC-AM (790)... recalls that Bieler's voice was a guttural celebration of phlegm..."