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Cohn-Head Synopsis

In Cohn-Head, one of America's most successful female anchors lays bare her hard-fought rise to the top of the sportscasting boys' club and her life inside the ESPN empire, talks candidly about sports personalities she has met, and reveals her personal top ten lists plus much, much more. After tracing her upbringing in a dysfunctional family, Linda Cohn tells how she became a diehard sports fan and a goalie on her high school (boy's) hockey team--setting the stage for college hockey stardom, when she was affectionately known as Cohn-Head by her teammates. From here she moves on to her first break in sportscasting. Along the way she describes her close encounters with the likes of Michael Jordan, Matthew McConaughey, and Jay Z. Written with verve, Cohn-Head is a riveting read--a must for sports fans male and female alike, as well as anyone who seeks insight into how one woman made a man's world her own.

Cohn-Head Press Reviews

Fast, funny, entertaining and revealing. The best part? The unavoidable image in the reader's mind of Linda herself machine-gunning her own story at you like a fascinating edition of Sportscenter...Dah Dah Dah, Dah Dah Dah. Kurt Russell - Award nominated actor, star of Miracle and former second baseman for the California Angels Lets put it this way. After reading her book I now know things about Linda Cohn I couldn't even have suspected from roughly 1000 hours of SportsCenters. And I have reached the following conclusion: Linda is the top Cohn-Head since Larraine Newman. Bob Costas - Sportscaster, author of Fair Ball: A Fan's Case for Baseball, winner of the Curt Gowdy Award, the Dick Schapp Award for Outstanding Journalism, and multiple Emmy Award and National Sportscaster of the year Award winner Life isn't always pretty, but Linda's story is a beautiful one. It's a compelling tale of courage, perseverance, and ultimately hope. Her humor and authenticity shine through in every page and make it impossible not to become a fan. And truth be told, Mark Messier notwithstanding, Linda is the reason we won the Stanley Cup in '94. Mike Richter - Former NY Rangers goaltender and 2007 Yale graduate While reading Cohn-Head you will discover what I already know, Linda Cohn is not your typical sports journalist. She is genuine and passionate about sports, especially when it comes to the teams she grew up with like the Mets. Linda doesn't throw you a curve, just explosive heat in her inspirational yet comical journey. Willie Randolph - NY Mets Manager, former All-Star for the National and American Leagues, winner of the Silver Slugger Award Wow!!! Linda Cohn's fascinating narrative of life and love in the testosterone driven world of American sports and ESPN is an excellent tale of one dynamic woman's charging crusade to have it her way. Cohn-Head bares it all personally and professionally; from battles won and lost, to dreams realized and shattered. As wit

Book Information

ISBN: 9781599211138
Publication date: 2nd September 2008
Author: Linda Cohn, Bill Walton
Publisher: The Lyons Press an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Ball games,

About Linda Cohn, Bill Walton

Linda Cohn is a longtime anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter and has filled myriad roles, including hosting ESPNEWS's NFL Blitz and ESPN2's College Football Saturdays. She made history in 1987 by becoming the first full-time U.S. female sports anchor on a national radio network, when hired by ABC. Her TV career began in 1988. Cohn lives in Southbury, Connecticut.

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