Always By My Side: The Healing Gift of a Father's Love

Always By My Side: The Healing Gift of a Father's Love

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by Jim Nantz
     
 

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The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. America's most visible sports commentator recounts some of the most dramatic moments in American sports and pays tribute to the man who inspired him-his beloved father

As vivid as an instant replay, Always by My Side gives readers an insider's look into an unprecedented sixty-three- day stretch from

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The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. America's most visible sports commentator recounts some of the most dramatic moments in American sports and pays tribute to the man who inspired him-his beloved father

As vivid as an instant replay, Always by My Side gives readers an insider's look into an unprecedented sixty-three- day stretch from February through April of 2007, when Jim Nantz became the first broadcaster to call the Super Bowl, the Final Four, and the Masters. Though Nantz was unable to share the voyage with his dad, the devoted son felt his father's presence every step of the way, and used this championship odyssey to celebrate the people, venues, and moments that tapped into all the goodness that his dad-and his dad's generation- represent.

In recounting the highlights of more than two thrilling decades with CBS Sports, Nantz recalls legendary voices of his youth-such as Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel, Pat Summerall, Jack Whitaker, and Dick Enberg-who sparked his imagination and shaped his style.

Always by My Side traces Nantz's life and career, and along the way readers are treated to an array of memories, including Nantz's special relationship with former president George H. W. Bush and his friendships with such sports royalty as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Mike Krzyzewski, John Wooden, and many others. Always by My Side turns every day into Father's Day.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592404087
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
466,895
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Wonderfully well-written and heartfelt."
-Don Imus

"This book is fantastic . . . and so timely given the roiled circumstances in our culture."
-Rush Limbaugh

"The book is filled with fun anecdotes that sports fans would trade over a beer with a guy who's rubbed elbows with everyone from superstar quarterbacks Tom Brady and Dan Marino to venerable coaches."
-New Haven Register

"Like life, this is a book filled with lighter moments, more challenging moments...and good relationships."
-Matt Lauer, NBC's Today show

"Entertaining, enlightening, and often touching."
-President George H. W. Bush

Meet the Author

Jim Nantz, the 2007 Sportscaster of the Year, is the signature face and voice of CBS Sports. He has covered nearly every one of the network’s sporting events since 1985.

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Always By My Side: The Healing Gift of a Father's Love 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim Nantz exceptionally relates his sports stories with his father in his book "Always By My Side". Seeing the care that Nantz placed to his father reminded me of how I care for my father, which is what really clinched the book for me. Being one of the better story tellers in all of sports, Nantz had no trouble relating his life in print rather than broadcast. The true essence of this book is to understand one thing, enjoy your life with the people God blessed you with. Because no matter what, one day you’ll reflect on the impact that they had throughout your life. Nantz accurately describes this through many of his sports experiences. We see his relationships grow as he grows as a broadcaster. The bigger the opportunity, the better his friendships become. As an aspiring journalist, this book showed me some of the brighter moments I can come to expect as a rise up the ranks of broadcast journalism. More importantly, it taught me how to handle relationships, and how to handle curveballs that life may throw at me from time to time. This book is worth the read if you are in need of either a pick-me-up, or maybe a good sports story. No matter the reason, this is definitely a book worth taking a look at. 
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