Cohn-Head (Hardcover)

A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys' Club

By Linda Cohn, Bill Walton (Foreword by)

Lyons Press, 9781599211138, 245pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

"I enjoyed Linda Cohn delivering the sports on radio and TV before she ever made it to ESPN, and after all these years working alongside of her, the enjoyment is tenfold! She does it the old-fashioned way. . . . Sports by a sports fan for the sports fan."
--Chris Berman, ESPN sportscaster and TV personality "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."
--Kurt Russell, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards-nominated actor, and former second baseman for the California Angels "Both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny, filled with anecdotes and insights. Come along for the journey of a self-proclaimed child geek who grew up to become the swan of sports."
--Leslie Visser, CBS sportscaster, first female sportscaster on Monday Night Football
"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 on every page and make it impossible not to become a fan."
--Mike Richter, former New York Rangers goaltender "Linda Cohn is far hotter than her 'girl in the locker room' persona would suggest. I've been with her backstage at a rock and roll show. . . . I know."
--Kevin Cronin, lead vocalist for REO Speedwagon


About the Author

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.


Praise For Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys' Club

“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 with all things Linda Cohn, we can’t wait for what’s next, and Cohn-Head is our time traveling spaceship with Linda at the controls…Hold on everybody and enjoy the ride!!!"

Bill Walton- Hall of Fame Basketball Player, former All-Star and MVP, ABC/ESPN sports commentator

 

 

 

“Linda Cohn is far hotter than her 'girl in the locker room' persona would suggest.  I’ve been with her backstage at a rock and roll show….I know.”

Kevin Cronin – Lead vocalist for REO Speedwagon

 

“I enjoyed Linda Cohn delivering the sports on radio and TV before she ever made it to ESPN, and after all these years working alongside of her, the enjoyment is tenfold!  She does it the old-fashioned way…Sports by a sports fan for the sports fan.”

Chris Berman – ESPN Personality

 

Cohn-Head is both painfully honest and laugh out loud funny, filled with anecdotes and insights.  Come along for the journey of a self proclaimed child geek who grew up to be the swan of sports.”

Leslie Visser – CBS Sportscaster, first female sportscaster on “Monday Night Football,” winner of Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award and Billie Award.

 

“Linda Cohn grew up on Long Island yet becomes a Big New York Rangers fan, then she goes to college at the snowiest place on earth where she excels as a goaltender.  Out of college she gets into the man’s world of TV sports and becomes a star.  Who wouldn’t want to read about this lady.”

Barry Melrose – ESPN NHL Analyst, former NHL player and head coach

 

“Linda Cohn has been instrumental in the advancement of women in the media.  Her wonderful book tells her story so well.”

Tim Kurkjian – ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” analyst, author of  Is This a Great Game, or What?

 

Cohn-Head is a candid, sweet, humorous and intensely personal story of one of America’s most recognized and well-liked sports media personalities.  Linda Cohn is courageous enough to be introspective in a way that gives us insight into her personal evolution, from the difficulty of busting into the boy’s club that is the sports television industry to battling through her inner conflicts to become a mother and role model.  The kind of juggling act her male colleagues can observe but never experience.”

Michael Wilbon – Co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”, sports columnist for The Washington Post