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Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dadby Mike Greenberg
Synopses & Reviews
Meet Mike Greenberg, the popular host of ESPN Radios Mike and Mike in the Morning, the highest-rated drive-time sports talk show on the dial. To his three-million-plus listeners, Greeny is the guy whos equally as comfortable dissecting zone defenses as he is discussing cashmere sweaters. Hes been to Super Bowls and World Series, All-Star Games and Final Fours. Hes interviewed Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, and Wayne Gretzky. He gets paid to enthuse about sports, which means hes the envy of most men in America.
This is the hilarious, sometimes touching, and endlessly entertaining debut of one of Americas fastest-rising sportscasters, a wry and revealing look at one mans good-hearted but mistake-prone attempt to grow up before his children do. Marriage, fatherhood, manhood, fame, athletes, crazed aunts with gambling problems, the true significance of sports, the worst possible thing to say in a room full of pregnant women-no topic is beyond his reach. But dont take our word on it, read what Greeny has to say about:
• Dating: “People who reminisce fondly about dating are blocking out all the disasters and focusing only on the few great nights. If that is all you choose to remember, fine. But be aware that no experience is without good moments. Im sure during the sacking of Rome there were a few decent nights; maybe they put on a play.”
• Life on the road:
“Wife + television = no sleep.”
“No wife + no television = no sleep.”
“Wife + no television = sleep.”
“No wife + television = porn.”
• Keeping things in perspective: “Never assume you know more than the guy in the camouflage tux.”
• And, of course, marriage: “All of us are married to women who think were idiots.”
Whether hes talking trash on the radio or talking dirty diapers over a fancy dinner, Greenys determined to reconcile two halves of a whole. So if your enthusiasm has ever been curbed, or youre feeling remote without the remote, or youre just wondering what exactly goes on in a guys brain, Why My Wife Thinks Im an Idiot will be a source of comfort and unadulterated laughter.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Mike Greenberg is co-host of Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio and an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Greenberg lives outside New York City with his wife and two children. This is his first book.
From the Hardcover edition.
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