From Peanuts to the Pressbox: A Book Review

Recently, as part of the Thomas Nelson Blogger Reviewer Program, I received a copy of Eli Gold’s From Peanuts to the Pressbox: Insider Sports Stories from a Life Behind the Mic. The work is an autobiography looking back at the life of a kid from NYC who skipped most of high school to watching sporting events that found himself in the right place in the right time many times over who advanced up the ranks of sportcasting.

I give the work three stars. It was an easy read; something to read while trying to fall asleep at night. For me, a sign of a great autobiography is one that the subject shares not only the events of his life, but why those events were important enough to recall as well as the lessons learned.

Overall, this work is a feel-good retelling of Eli’s favorite stories, without much added depth. Eli’s work has been overall contained to hockey, NASCAR, Alabama football and basketball. If you’re familiar with any of these sports, there will be many stories that will be quite enjoyable and fun to read. If you’re not, but have some idea of the benefit of sport, there are stories that will make you laugh, or make you stop to think for a moment.

All in all, a fine book.







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