Monday, July 28, 2014

You Herd Me!: I'll Say It If No One Else Will

Author:  Colin Cowherd

First Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Crown Archetype

Some of my fondest memories while growing up revolved around talking with my Dad.  We used to listen to ball games on the radio while we worked outside.  Later, but still in my youth, he respected my choices when I chose to like teams other than the ones he liked.  It led to many friendly discussions over whose teams were better.  And that led to my love of sports. 

I listen to the author on his radio show (The Herd) on the local ESPN at lunch time each week day.  His opinions, along with the interviews, keep my interest.  I like it when a commentator is honest and Cowherd seems to be.  His show reminds me of my discussions with my father.  Dad would have liked it.  When he announced the publication of his first book I went out and bought it for my Kindle.

Cowherd’s writing style makes it seem like you are sitting in the room with him while he tells his stories.  The chapters are short and very engaging.  He covers a wide range of topics and gives his opinions of what happened.  I found it fascinating as he explains what goes on behind the scenes.  Cowherd gets me to look at different sports related topics in a new light.

Highly recommended.  I cannot wait for another book from the author.