Al Michaels will appear for You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Al Michaels, the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, will celebrate the publication of his New Memoir You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Al Michaels primetime network television career includes twenty years as the play-by-play voice of Monday Night Football. He won his first Sportscaster of the Year award in 1980, became the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series, and was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Sports Emmys. Michaels has covered eight Olympics, and is currently the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, TV's highest-rated show. He lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  One of America's most respected sportscasters--and the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football--gives us a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most thrilling games and fascinating figures in modern sports. No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. During the course of his forty-plus-year career, he has logged more hours on live primetime network television than anyone in history, having covered all four major sports championships--the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA finals, and the Stanley Cup final--as well as the Olympic Games, the Triple Crown, and many more. He has witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in sports, and in this highly personal and entertaining account, he brings them all vividly to life.

Michaels's stories cover unforgettable chapters over the past half century--from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics' "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series to the drama of what many consider the most exciting Super Bowl ever--Super Bowl XLIII between the Steelers and the Cardinals. Some of the biggest personalities on and off the field are here--Pete Rose, John Wooden, Brett Favre, Tommy Lasorda, O. J. Simpson, John Madden, Cris Collinsworth, Roone Arledge, Bill Parcells, Tiger Woods, Doc Rivers, Dennis Miller, and many, many more. Complementing access with insight, Michaels adds to the stories you thought you knew: Michael Jordan's eyesight; Howard Cosell's prickly, bombastic personality; even Peyton and Eli Manning's sibling rivalry. From start to finish, Al Michaels gives us an up-close portrait of an industry that is--today more than ever--a vital part of our national culture.

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  Al Michaels will meet & greet fans & readers, pose for photos, and Autograph Hardcovers of You Can't Make This Up that are purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Al Michales will not Autograph any memorabilia. 

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.99 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of You Can’t Make This Up, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Sales & Service Counter beginning at 10:30 AM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W 53rd Street
66205 Fairway
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