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Peter Golenbock is one of the most prolific writers I know or have ever heard of. His books could fill an entire shelf in your library – and maybe they already do.
That’s the Golenbock name alongside Johnny Damon on Idiot, next to Sparky Lyle on The Bronx Zoo and with Graig Nettles on Balls. He went solo for Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Wild, High and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin. More recently, he published George: The Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankees Empire – about the late George Steinbrenner.
You might also have heard about his only shot at “fiction” to date, 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel, in which we read tantalizing stories of The Mick’s trysts with women – including Marilyn Monroe.
Just when people had him pegged as a guy who only wrote baseball books, Peter turned out an equally dazzling series of books about other sports, including Landry’s Boys and Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes, about the Dallas Cowboys; NASCAR Encyclopedia, NASCAR Confidential and American Zoom; Personal Fouls about Coach Jim Valvano’s days at North Carolina State; and there was Go Gators! an oral history of Mr. Media’s alma mater.
There have even been two books with ties to St. Petersburg, his current city of residence: Forever Boys, about baseball’s short-lived senior league, and Thunder and Lightning, a memoir he wrote with Tampa Bay Lightning founder Phil Esposito.
Gosh, next time, I gotta get a guest who’s less accomplished. We’re almost out of time!
Peter Golenbock Website • Facebook • Read ‘Casey Anthony: She Didn’t Do It’ in Creative Loafing Tampa by Peter Golenbock • Order Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story by Jose Baez and Peter Golenbock from Amazon.com
PETER GOLENBOCK audio excerpt: “7 was Mickey Mantle’s life. If people didn’t want to agree that was Mickey Mantle’s life, they should have kept their mouths shut… Mickey would have loved this book. Mickey was who he was and he didn’t make apologies for it.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with sportswriter PETER GOLENBOCK, author of GEORGE: THE LITTLE RICH BOY WHO BUILT THE YANKEES EMPIRE and PRESUMED GUILTY: CASEY ANTHONY: THE INSIDE STORY by clicking the audio player link above!
Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).