Those Guys Have All the Fun

Those Guys Have All the Fun
Author: James Andrew Miller,Tom Shales
Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780316125765
Language: en
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In the exclusive behind the scenes look, sports fans can unlock the fascinating history of the channel that changed the way people watch and interact with their favorite teams. It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

Those Guys Have All the Fun

Those Guys Have All the Fun
Author: Tom Shales,James Andrew Miller
Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780316125765
Language: en
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In the exclusive behind the scenes look, sports fans can unlock the fascinating history of the channel that changed the way people watch and interact with their favorite teams. It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

Those Guys Have All the Fun

Those Guys Have All the Fun
Author: James Andrew Miller,Tom Shales
Release: 2011-05-24
Editor: Little Brown & Company
Pages: 763
ISBN: 0316043001
Language: en
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Presents the history of sports channel ESPN based on interviews with nearly 500 current and former employees, featuring announcers and analysts and as well as sports stars including LeBron James, Peyton Manning and Jeff Gordon. 200,000 first printing.

Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun

Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun
Author: Reginald F. Lewis,Blair S. Walker
Release: 2005-10
Editor: Black Classic Press
Pages: 358
ISBN: 1574780360
Language: en
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The inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist--and the wealthiest black man in American history. Based on Lewis's unfinished autobiography, along with scores of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, this book cuts through the myth and hype to reveal the man behind the legend.

Live From New York

Live From New York
Author: James Andrew Miller,Tom Shales
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780316295079
Language: en
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Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed---and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.

Powerhouse

Powerhouse
Author: James Andrew Miller
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780062441393
Language: en
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“Magisterial. ... A must read for anyone who wants to work in Hollywood or just know how Hollywood works.” — The Hollywood Reporter A New York Times bestseller, now updated with an afterword and exclusive new material From the #1 bestselling author behind acclaimed oral histories of Saturday Night Live and ESPN comes "the most hotly anticipated book [in decades]" (Variety): James Andrew Miller's irresistible insider chronicle of the modern entertainment industry, told through the epic story of Creative Artists Agency (CAA)—the ultimate power player that has represented the world's biggest stars and shaped the landscape of film, television, comedy, music, and sports. Started in 1975, when five bright and brash upstarts left creaky William Morris to form their own innovative talent agency, CAA would come to revolutionize Hollywood, representing everyone from Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, and Steven Spielberg to Jennifer Lawrence, J.J. Abrams, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt. Over the next decades its tentacles would spread aggressively into sports, advertising, and digital media. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled with CAA—including co-founders Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer and rivals like Ari Emanuel of William Morris Endeavor—as well as the stars themselves, Miller spins a unique and unforgettable tale of brilliance, ambition, betrayal, and outrageous success.

Every Town Is a Sports Town

Every Town Is a Sports Town
Author: George Bodenheimer,Donald T. Phillips
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455586103
Language: en
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A Best Business Book of 2015, Strategy Business ESPN's rise is one of the most remarkable stories about business and sports in our time, and nobody can tell it better than George Bodenheimer. It may be hard to believe, but not long ago, getting sports updates was difficult and frustrating. ESPN changed everything. George Bodenheimer knows. Initially hired to work in the mailroom, one of Bodenheimer's first jobs was to pick up sportscaster Dick Vitale at the Hartford airport and drive him to ESPN's main campus--a couple of trailers in a dirt parking lot. But as ESPN grew, so did George's status in the company. In fact, Bodenheimer played a major part in making ESPN a daily presence not just here, but all over the world. In this business leadership memoir--written with bestselling author Donald T. Phillips--Bodenheimer lays out ESPN's meteoric rise. This is a book for business readers and sports fans alike.

Tinderbox

Tinderbox
Author: James Andrew Miller
Release: 2021-11-23
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781250623997
Language: en
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Tinderbox tells the exclusive, explosive, uninhibited true story of HBO and how it burst onto the American scene and screen to detonate a revolution and transform our relationship with television forever. The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City, The Wire, Succession...HBO has long been the home of epic shows, as well as the source for brilliant new movies, news-making documentaries, and controversial sports journalism. By thinking big, trashing tired formulas, and killing off cliches long past their primes, HBO shook off the shackles of convention and led the way to a bolder world of content, opening the door to all that was new, original, and worthy of our attention. In Tinderbox, award-winning journalist James Andrew Miller uncovers a bottomless trove of secrets and surprises, revealing new conflicts, insights, and analysis. As he did to great acclaim with SNL in Live from New York; with ESPN in Those Guys Have All the Fun; and with talent agency CAA in Powerhouse, Miller continues his record of extraordinary access to the most important voices, this time speaking with talents ranging from Abrams (J. J.) to Zendaya, as well as every single living president of HBO—and hundreds of other major players. Over the course of more than 750 interviews with key sources, Miller reveals how fraught HBO’s journey has been, capturing the drama and the comedy off-camera and inside boardrooms as HBO created and mobilized a daring new content universe, and, in doing so, reshaped storytelling and upended our entertainment lives forever.

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Release: 2004-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780393066234
Language: en
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Running in Place

Running in Place
Author: James Andrew Miller
Release: 1986
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0671499289
Language: en
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ESPN

ESPN
Author: Michael Freeman
Release: 2001
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780878332700
Language: en
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Drawn from internal documents, police and court records, and interviews with network employees, producers, on-air talent, and executives, a colorful history of ESPN, from its beginnings in 1979 as the first twenty-four-hour all-sports cable channel to its evolution into a lucrative media outlet that reaches more than sixty million homes, provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into America's top sports network. Reprint.

The Little Guys

The Little Guys
Author: Vera Brosgol
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781250254559
Language: en
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An adorable cautionary tale from Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol We are the Little Guys. Yes, we are small. But there are a lot of us. Together we are strong, and we can get all we need. The Little Guys might be small, but they aim to be mighty. As they head off to find breakfast, they can conquer anything through teamwork—cross deep waters, dig through obstacles, and climb the tallest trees. Nothing can stop them! But as they begin to amass more than they need, the creatures in the forest ponder—what happens when no one can stop the Little Guys? This slyly funny and rambunctious read-aloud explores how strength in numbers only works when the whole community unites together. A School Library Journal Best Book of 2019 A 2019 Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2019 Book

Masters of Doom

Masters of Doom
Author: David Kushner
Release: 2004-05-11
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 361
ISBN: 9780812972153
Language: en
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Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to co-create the most notoriously successful game franchises in history—Doom and Quake—until the games they made tore them apart. Americans spend more money on video games than on movie tickets. Masters of Doom is the first book to chronicle this industry’s greatest story, written by one of the medium’s leading observers. David Kushner takes readers inside the rags-to-riches adventure of two rebellious entrepreneurs who came of age to shape a generation. The vivid portrait reveals why their games are so violent and why their immersion in their brilliantly designed fantasy worlds offered them solace. And it shows how they channeled their fury and imagination into products that are a formative influence on our culture, from MTV to the Internet to Columbine. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry—a powerful and compassionate account of what it’s like to be young, driven, and wildly creative. “To my taste, the greatest American myth of cosmogenesis features the maladjusted, antisocial, genius teenage boy who, in the insular laboratory of his own bedroom, invents the universe from scratch. Masters of Doom is a particularly inspired rendition. Dave Kushner chronicles the saga of video game virtuosi Carmack and Romero with terrific brio. This is a page-turning, mythopoeic cyber-soap opera about two glamorous geek geniuses—and it should be read while scarfing down pepperoni pizza and swilling Diet Coke, with Queens of the Stone Age cranked up all the way.”—Mark Leyner, author of I Smell Esther Williams

Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age
Author: Kiley Reid
Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525541929
Language: en
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A Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Vogue • Elle • Real Simple • InStyle • Good Housekeeping • Parade • Slate • Vox • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal • BookPage Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize An Instant New York Times Bestseller A Reese's Book Club Pick "The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly "I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

Hot Dudes Reading

Hot Dudes Reading
Author: Hot Dudes Reading
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781501127540
Language: en
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Humans of New York meets Porn for Women in this collection of candid photos, clever captions, and hilarious hashtags about one of the most important subjects of our time: hot dudes reading. Based on the viral Instagram account of the same name, Hot Dudes Reading takes its readers on a ride through all five boroughs of New York City, with each section covering a different subway line. Using their expert photography skills (covert iPhone shots) and journalistic ethics (#NoKindles), the authors capture the most beautiful bibliophiles in all of New York—and take a few detours to interview some of the most popular hot dudes from the early days of the Instagram account. Fun, irreverent, and wittily-observed, this book is tailor-made for book lovers in search of their own happy endings—and those who just want to get lost between the covers for a while.

Roone

Roone
Author: Roone Arledge
Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0062030736
Language: en
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Roone Arledge's extraordinary career of more than a half century mirrors the history of the television industry he helped create. Roone is the vivid, intimate account of his own rise to fame and power as the head of both ABC Sports and ABC News as well as an up-close-and- personal story of his era, peopled with friends and foes alike.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Release: 2003-09-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780743247221
Language: en
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Those Shoes

Those Shoes
Author: Maribeth Boelts
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Candlewick Press
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780763691486
Language: en
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But all the kids are wearing them! Any child who has ever craved something out of reach will relate to this warm, refreshingly realistic story. Features an audio read-along. "I have dreams about those shoes. Black high-tops. Two white stripes." All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes, the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. But Jeremy’s grandma tells him they don’t have room for "want," just "need," and what Jeremy needs are new boots for winter. When Jeremy’s shoes fall apart at school, and the guidance counselor gives him a hand-me-down pair, the boy is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that are much too small. But sore feet aren’t much fun, and Jeremy comes to realize that the things he has -- warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend -- are worth more than the things he wants.

Why Should Men Have All the Fun

Why Should Men Have All the Fun
Author: D. J. Johnson
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1463762844
Language: en
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It has been a running joke for years that men and women approaching dating, marriage and relationships in general much differently. Men tend to have a more casual point of view on the future of a relationship, even dating more than one person at a time, while women can picture themselves with an individual from the very first date. These conflicting attitudes can lead to a frustrating, difficult and even lonely time for women with this mindset. Johnson attempts to persuade women to the typically-male approach to dating and the idea of leaving the future right where it is. Some experts feel that past social norms and gender relations have caused women to be preprogrammed to want marriage. Johnson asks a very serious question about what happens when a woman, despite her best efforts, isn't able to find her storybook ending and Prince Charming? With women outnumbering men in the United States, a margin that is still widening, the reality that not all women will get married is a growing possibility. This author has a personal connection to the content of this book. After a failed relationship and seeing all the self-help books were designed to help find Mr. Right, she wanted to suggest to women that being single can be fun and offer a positive perspective on the single life. She gives practical advice topped with a positive and humorous tone. She wants her readers to realize that there is a life without marriage, and she encourages her readers to see the freedom and the adventures that the single life can create.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780307267450
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.