From unbelievable tales of triumph (with all the shocking bits left in) to incredible facts about Olympic athletes, this is an aspirational, informative, interactive and hilarious guide to the Olympics - what they're all about and what made ...
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From unbelievable tales of triumph (with all the shocking bits left in) to incredible facts about Olympic athletes, this is an aspirational, informative, interactive and hilarious guide to the Olympics - what they're all about and what made them what they are today. Packed with funny illustrations, inspirational ideas and amazing activities, this is a brilliant guide to the Olympics past and present.
Fitter, Faster, Funnier Olympics! The Olympic games are one of the most famous sporting events of all time. From unbelievable tales of triumph to amazing ...
Author: Michael Cox
Publisher: A&C Black
From bizarre tales of triumph to incredible facts about footballers, this is an informative, interactive and hilarious guide to football - what it's all about and what made it what it is today. Packed with funny illustrations, inspirational ideas and amazing activities, this is a brilliant guide to football past and present.
[Laughter] But everything was just fitting well together. MICHAEL KAY: The 2010 Winter Olympics are on the way, and you are on the cover of the 2010 Sports ...
Author: Michael Kay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From the longtime host of the New York Yankees’ television broadcasts, ESPN Radio’s “The Michael Kay Show,” and YES Network’s Emmy Award–winning CenterStage comes a selection of his most memorable interviews with the most intriguing personalities in sports and entertainment—ranging from Jay-Z to Mike Tyson to Serena Williams to Adam Sandler to Bon Jovi to Larry David. Emmy Award–winning television announcer and interviewer Michael Kay’s eighteen years as host of CenterStage have given him access to many remarkable figures in sports and entertainment. Now, this absorbing selection of the best, most revealing—and often surprising—interviews are available in one amazing collection, including some of the behind-the-scenes stories that didn’t appear on camera. From Kay’s very first CenterStage interview in 2001 with quarterback Steve Young, the show’s creators knew they had something special. Kay’s ability to get celebrities and otherwise private personalities to open up and share candid insights has become his trademark. Among the interviews featured in the book are those with Red Auerbach, Charles Barkley, Mike Tyson, Bobby Orr, Sly Stallone, Jay-Z, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, John McEnroe, Rob Reiner, Seth Meyers, Serena Williams, Alan Alda, David Halberstam, Larry David, Bob Costas, Billy Crystal, Lindsey Vonn, Chris Evert, and Quentin Tarantino. For any pop culture fan or sports enthusiast, this prized collection is one to cherish for generations.
The advantage of making your purchase from an outfitter is that you get hands-on fitting for things like boots and packs, and often you'll get a good price, ...
Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
The tri neophyte quickly finds that by swimming, biking, and running, ... the American Olympic team and its aerodynamically designed "funny bikes" and ...
Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
It was fitting then that she met us—where else? ... beauty image she had fostered in her movie heyday but that, nonetheless, made her stories even funnier.
Author: David Fantle
Category: Performing Arts
“What audacity!” exclaimed actor Robert Wagner when he heard about the authors’ adolescent exploits in nabbing interviews with Hollywood celebrities. In 1978, Fantle and Johnson, St. Paul teenagers, boarded a plane to meet with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. They had written the stars requesting interviews—and to their amazement, both agreed. Over the years, more than 250 other stars also agreed—Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, George Burns, Rod Steiger, Milton Berle, Frank Capra and Hoagy Carmichael, to name a few. Published for the first time and with exclusive photos, this selection of 75 interviews chronicles the authors’ 40-year quest for insights and anecdotes from iconic 20th century artists.
And when I think that I'm running as fast as I possibly can if I did that four laps, I still wouldn't qualify for any Major Olympic International event, ...
Author: Jamie Kershaw
‘Squirrels of Destiny’ is the sequel to ‘Plan 103f’, forming the first two parts of a Trilogy Project. Here, ‘The Crew’ are a close-knit group of intrepid associates and friends. Charting their tumultuous and adventurous lives in the modern era 2010-2020. We explore their philosophy, psychology, theology, enterprise, Olympic sport, music, relationships, food and drink, popular culture, and life experiences. On the whole this work is an intriguing blend of reality and fiction (hence: Faction). With full compliments bestowed upon many and varying people within the literature, the phrase ‘Squirrels of Destiny’ takes us on an emotional journey; given chance to grow, there may even be something new for you, or otherwise encountering the unexpected?! Adopted from a profound vision and series of life experiences in 2006, Squirrels of Destiny became the very essence of desire. One wish I would have for this book is that it may save someone’s life If Hope can be discovered within these pages. We all have a Destiny; life is for the living, and better find meaning in our lives, for once we arrive at our destination, what better than having had an adventure – a journey of extraordinary proportion? Squirrels of Destiny – could this in fact be You?!
Thanks to these funny looking wings, we had recovered a lot of the downforce that you lose under the new regulations. We were going to be very quick.
Author: Jenson Button
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From nowhere to the winner's podium: the story of Jenson Button's astonishing domination of the F1 world championship. On 4 December 2008, just a few months before the new season was due to start, the Honda Racing F1 team, which Jenson Button had been driving for since 2006, pulled the plug on their involvement in Formula One. The media at the time reported that it was likely that the factory would be forced to shut, and it was unlikely that Jenson would be able to secure a drive at a top team at this late stage. Yet incredibly, in October 2009, Jenson Button was crowned World Champion, and the new team that had risen from the ashes of the Honda Racing F1 team - Brawn GP - secured the constructors' championship in their first season, a feat never before achieved. If this were a movie script you wouldn't believe it possible, so how did it happen? A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR tells Jenson's incredible story of the 2009 season, from being written off pre-season to winning six of the first seven races, and finally securing the championship in brilliant style at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Jenson's personal commentary on the races is combined with notes on strategy, on-board radio exchanges, quotes from the team and even text messages to recreate the atmosphere of each race weekend. With a foreword by Ross Brawn, it is a fascinating account of an extraordinary grand prix year, and shows just what it takes to become world champion.
And if your watch is good enough, like an Olympic sprinter, you can even try ... going even faster, and still more ticks and faster ones between those, ...
Author: Marlene Van Niekerk
“A scatologocial black satire . . . Triomf may be the signal Afrikaans novel of the 1990s . . . A daring, vicious and hilarious flight of imagination” (The Washington Post). This is the story of the four inhabitants of 127 Martha Street in the poor white suburb of Triomf. Living on the ruins of old Sophiatown, the freehold township razed to the ground as a so-called “black spot,” they await with trepidation their country’s first democratic elections. It is a date that coincides fatefully with the fortieth birthday of Lambert, the oversexed misfit son of the house. There is also Treppie, master of misrule and family metaphysician; Pop, the angel of peace teetering on the brink of the grave; and Mol, the materfamilias in her eternal housecoat. Pestered on a daily basis by nosy neighbors, National Party canvassers and Jehovah’s Witnesses, defenseless against the big city towering over them like a vengeful dinosaur, they often resort to quoting to each other the only consolation that they know; we still have each other and a roof over our heads. Triomf relentlessly probes Afrikaner history and politics, revealing the bizarre and tragic effect that apartheid had on exactly the white underclass who were most supposed to benefit. It is also a seriously funny investigation of the human endeavor to make sense of life even under the most abject of circumstances. “South Africa as you’ve never seen it: a tale of incest and white trash. Funny, feisty, ferociously clever.” —Gillian Slovo, author of Ten Days “A world-class tragicomic novel, the kind of book that stabs at your heart while it has you rolling on the floor.” —The New York Times Book Review
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fervour verging on fanaticism , to becoming owners of the quickest ( ET ) and fastest ( mph ) funny car in Europe . ... Baldacchino , whose " Hot ' n ' Bothered "
Rover V8 - powered Fordson van scooped all the top prizes at the 1975 show at Olympia .
Golf is a funny game. ... The quick stops and starts and the running do knot up the muscles and make them hard and lumpy and do something to the knees, too.
Author: Paul Gallico
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Sports & Recreation
One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A classic collection by one of the twentieth century’s most influential sportswriters From 1923 to 1937, New York Daily News columnist Paul Gallico’s dispatches from ringside, rink-side, the sidelines, and the grandstand were a must-read for every American sports fan. Where else could one discover what it was really like to box heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey? To tee off against golfing legend Bobby Jones? To strap on a glove and try to catch Dizzy Dean’s ferocious fastball? Gallico went where no other reporter dared, and for that he earned a permanent place in the pantheon of great American sportswriters alongside Ring Lardner, Red Smith, and Roger Kahn. Then, like a pitcher hanging up his cleats after throwing a perfect game, Gallico walked away to pursue other authorial interests, including the fiction that earned him his greatest renown. His parting gift to his devoted readers was Farewell to Sport, a collection of twenty-six of his finest pieces. In these bulletins from the golden age of sports, Gallico profiles icons such as Babe Ruth, Bill Tilden, and Gene Tunney. He exposes the scripted drama of professional wrestling and the hypocrisy of big-time college football. And in feats of daring that went on to inspire a whole new school of journalism, he sacrifices his pride to meet the greatest athletes of the day on their own turf. A brilliant snapshot of a fascinating era in sports history and a masterwork remarkably ahead of its time, Farewell to Sport is a fitting testament to the legacy of Paul Gallico.
Deborah had said that wasn't funny because water might have dripped through the ... She used to try to make other forms from the stain, a bit of the Olympic ...
Author: Kirsty Scott
Publisher: Hachette UK
Four generations of the Haldanes are gathering for a family celebration. It ought to be the perfect reunion, but behind the doors of Fortune House, their beloved family home, life is not as idyllic as it seems. Caroline and David’s marriage, scarred by a tragic loss many years before, is back in the spotlight as David’s retirement is thrust upon them. Meanwhile, their three daughters, Fiona, Deborah and Vonnie, have brought with them not just husbands and children, but crises and conflicts of their own. As the holiday unfolds, it starts to become clear that the ties that bind the Haldanes together are in danger of unravelling entirely. A moving and compelling portrayal of a modern family with all the warmth, pain, humour, anger and love that come with being related.