The name "John Tournour" might draw a blank with many sports radio fans because they know this outspoken commentator only as "JT the Brick." In this candid, surprisingly touching memoir, the popular late night Fox Sports Radio host (and former Merrill Lynch stock broker) describes his meteoric rise and eventful career, but he also writes movingly about his close bond with a friend battling heroically with terminal cancer. A rich spectrum of emotions in a memoir by a media favorite. Editor's recommendation.
The Handoff: A Memoir of Two Guys, Sports, and Friendshipby John Tournour, Alan Eisenstock
John Tournour, known to his many listeners and fans as JT the Brick, is one of the biggest sports radio personalities in America. Making it as a sports radio host is almost impossible, and JT went about it in a fearless way, leaving a lucrative position as a Merrill Lynch stockbroker to pursue his dream. But Tournour's hardest challenge would come when his best
John Tournour, known to his many listeners and fans as JT the Brick, is one of the biggest sports radio personalities in America. Making it as a sports radio host is almost impossible, and JT went about it in a fearless way, leaving a lucrative position as a Merrill Lynch stockbroker to pursue his dream. But Tournour's hardest challenge would come when his best friend and mentor, Andrew Ashwood was diagnosed with cancer.
THE HANDOFF is about JT the Brick's rise to sports radio stardom, and how his entire view of life changed as his best friend fought a losing battle to a deadly disease. As Andrew heroically endured chemotherapy treatment after treatment, Tournour was at his side, marveling at his friend's bravery and trying to be there for him as best he could. THE HANDOFF is about facing your fears, the power of connection, and the incredible lessons Tournour learned from his dear friend.
Reminds me of Tuesdays with Morrie with a 'bro-code.' It's fast-paced, poignantat times FUNNYstory that leaves a lifetime impression."Curt Menefee, host of Fox NFL Sunday"
An earnest remembrance of a friend and the wisdom he passed on to a sports talk radio anchor."Shelf Awareness
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Meet the Author
John Tournour began his radio career in 1995 after winning Jim Rome's first annual Great American Smack-Off. In 2001, Fox Sports Radio hired Tournour to host what has become the top syndicated nighttime sports radio show in America. He's been working for the Oakland Raiders for the past fifteen years, doing pre-game, post-game, and now the weekly Raiders Report. He lives in Las Vegas with his family.
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Man u rock!!! I remember the times when u used to be the anchor man during the night and the thrill i got from listening to u talk and debate about stuff. The only problem was that i coyldnt get to sleep. U r the best!!! I do wish u were still on at night though.