30 Years, 30 Undeniable Truths About Boxing, Sports, and TV
“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 eras—the 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.