Al Bernstein is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and one of the most respected and widely recognized boxing commentators of ESPN and Showtime Network. Among his notable accomplishments are covering boxing for NBC in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, acting as ESPN's analyst and host of the Top Rank Boxing series and Sportscenter, and serving as analyst for the Showtime Championship Boxing Series. In addition to achieving success in television, movies, radio and as a live stage performer, Al is the owner of his own company, Al Bernstein Live, and a sought after a speaker and spokesperson for organizations around the world.
Al Bernstein: 30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths about Boxing, Sports, and TVby Al Bernstein, Jeremy Schaap (Afterword)
"Al Bernstein has seen cable television sports grow up. In 30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths he looks at his time in the industry through a prism that is unique to him. This book gives the reader an insight into the sometimes absurd world of television sports. There is a 31st undeniable truth: Al Bernstein is a truly funny man." Barry Tompkins, Sportscaster for HBO, ESPN, FOX and SHOWTIME
"Al Bernstein came into boxing during one of its greatest erasthe 1980s. Boxing was like a flower blossoming at that time. Al was right there for it. This book is so well written that it captures that feeling and as a reader I felt like he took me back to that time. Al is still at the top of his game as a broadcaster and this book shows why he has come so far and why he has announced more boxing than anybody else." Emanuel Steward, Hall of Fame trainer, manager, and broadcaster
"Like a conversation with Al. Funny, perceptive and refreshing." Dave Farrar, author of THE PERFECT PUNTER, and British boxing commentator
"From rodeo cowboy to nightclub singer to consummate boxing analyst, Al Bernstein's life is full of surprise, humor, and humanity. He takes us into the boxing world in a very exceptional way that I find mesmerizing. Terrific writing, it's clear Al has a nimble mind and very, very fast hands."Garry Shandling, Emmy award winning comedian/actor
For just over 30 years Al Bernstein has been one of the most recognizable and respected sportscasters in America. In those three decades, the "voice of boxing" reported the funny, poignant, and bizarre events that helped shape sports television, ESPN, boxing, Las Vegas, and SHOWTIME. With an eclectic cast of characters that includes every big name in boxing, including Marvin Hagler, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, as well as such names in the entertainment world as Rodney Dangerfield, Sylvester Stallone, Russell Crowe, and Jerry Lewis, Bernstein's memoir will have you in stitches.
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Seems like it could of been so very much more insightful. Just O.K..
If you like Al Bernstein the boxing commentator, then you will love Al Bernstein the author, entertainer, essayist and funny man, as he shows off all those characteristics in this book. It has recollections of his time spent at ESPN and Showtime as well as his insights into boxing (a great essay on trainers), sports broadcasting and other musings. This really can't be called an autobiography since he doesn't write too much about his personal life (short chapters on his father and his wife), but instead the book is a good insight into his broadcasting and entertainment career. 30 good chapters of fun reading. Loved this book.