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Featured Indie Book: Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In (Keith Hirshland)

Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In (Keith Hirshland)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Memoir Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In (Tales of the Tube from a Broadcast Brat) by Keith Hirshland.

Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In is the story of a lifelong journey in, through and around the world of broadcast television. it is a behind the scenes look at the broadcast industry in general and at the inception of two sports television networks specifically. To date it is the ONLY book to detail the inception, early days and growth of televisions first single-sport niche network, The Golf Channel.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 530 pages - released in October 2013.

About the Book

Growing up in the shadow of one of network affiliate television’s groundbreakers, Keith Hirshland was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps. In this gripping new memoir, readers will follow Hirshland’s stories as he participates in the creation of sports networks and works alongside the legends of broadcasting. With a career that spans more than thirty years, Hirshland has seen it all. From the meteoric rise of Tiger Woods to the Kelly Tilghman “lynching” controversy and countless stories from the incredibly successful SKINS GAME golf franchise, his amazing stories provide a behind-the-scenes look into one of the most revered industries in the world.

Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In: Tales of the Tube from a Broadcast Brat gives readers an informative, reflective, and often humorous look at live television from both in front of and behind the camera. Offering an insider’s look at the creation of The Golf Channel and ESPN2, this gripping memoir includes stories of some of the world’s most famous athletes and TV personalities.

Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In (Keith Hirshland)
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The first book to document the creation of the Golf Channel, Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In is a unique memoir that covers a number of fascinating industry moments. These wonderful stories are packed with larger-than-life personalities and epic moments in the world of sports.

A mesmerizing read for anyone interested in sports, television, or “behind the scenes” stories in general, Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In is sure to hook readers from the very beginning. With its eclectic mix of playful, humorous, and dramatic stories, this excellent collection is truly the entertaining, informative, and enlightening book that readers have been waiting for.

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Captivating memoir written by long time Golf Channel producer Keith Hirshland. He takes us through his life growing up in television & tells us behind the scene stories working first in local tv and then for ESPN & finally Golf Channnel. The book is filled w both heartfelt, funny & spicy stories that only someone "in the know"would experience. " - KDCSF (Amazon)

- "Keith Hirshland has scored a HOLE IN ONE with his book! From the 1st page to the last, COVER ME BOYS was a captivating read, one sharing Hirshland's early life in the glory days of broadcasting back in Reno, then moving to ESPN and subsequently, the birth of Golf Channel. I can relate to the early days of Keith in Reno, for I was "da kid" in Houston at KTRK.[...] I recommend COVER ME BOYS, I'M GOING IN as a must read to anyone remotely curious about the craft & magic behind the image on one's flatscreen! " - Nemosteve (Amazon)

- "An honest account of what happens in TV remote TV. I know I was there! Buy Keith's book. Be in the truck." - Richard Pizzoni

- "Great read. Every golf fan needs to read this book! Fascinating glimpse of one "man behind the curtain". Keith has a unique style. This was a real page turner. I loved it!" - Randy Koury

- "This book is a true insider's view of the broadcast industry; must for golf fans sports fans alike. Its 500 pages are full of history, commentary and great stories from inside the TV truck. Kudos to Mr. Hirshland." - Red/White (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Keith Hirshland
Author Keith Hirshland
Keith Hirshland is the son of a local television broadcast icon and a thirty-year, Emmy Award-winning veteran of the television industry. His experience has taken him all across the country, covering sport’s most famous athletes and television’s most interesting and charismatic personalities.

Having worked at both the local affiliate and national network levels, Hirshland was on hand for the beginning stages of ESPN2 and one of the first forty people hired at the Golf Channel when the world’s first niche sports channel began its preparations in 1994.

For years, he was part of the production team for golf’s nationally televised Skins Game. Hirshland has worked alongside sports television’s most iconic figures while following, documenting, and befriending sport’s most recognizable names.

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Cover Me Boys, I'm Going In (Keith Hirshland)