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Eisenstock, Alan

Overview
Works: 58 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 7,319 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Humor  Drama  Case studies  Trivia and miscellanea  Fan films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PN2287.E55, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alan Eisenstock
 
Most widely held works by Alan Eisenstock
Love thy neighbor : a Muslim doctor's struggle for home in rural America by Ayaz Virji( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful true story about a Muslim doctor's service to a small town and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear. In 2013, Dr. Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working-class county swung for Donald Trump. Virji watched in horror as his children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school and some of his most loyal patients began questioning whether he belonged in the community. Virji wanted out. But in 2017, just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. In [this book], Virji relates this story in a gripping, unforgettable narrative that shows the human consequences of our toxic politics, the power of faith and personal conviction, and the potential for a renewal of understanding in America's heartland."--Jacket
I'm not gonna lie : and other lies you tell when you turn 50 by George Lopez( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly single and ready to embrace life, George Lopez was excited to turn fifty. He spent his entire forty-ninth year waiting for the calendar to flip to that magic number. It would be a welcome new phase in his life, a chance to say goodbye to a decade that included a kidney transplant and a divorce. But when he looked around a room full of his childhood friends, all gathered to celebrate his birthday, many now bald or overweight, it suddenly hit him: he was old. From dating younger women to fighting the uphill battle of staying in shape, George Lopez tells the unabashed, and often hilarious, truth about aging--as only he can"--
Just a guy : notes from a blue collar life by Bill Engvall( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing anecdotes from his own life, the popular comedian details his odyssey from small-town Texas to the often baffling world of fame and fortune
Cancer on five dollars a day (chemo not included) : how humor got me through the toughest journey of my life by Robert Schimmel( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stand-up comedian describes his battle with cancer; the sense of humor and need to entertain that got him through the long months of illness, hospitals, and chemotherapy; and how the experience changed him and his comedy
Hang time : my life in basketball by Elgin Baylor( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elgin Baylor's memoir of an epic all-star career in the NBA--during which he transformed basketball from a horizontal game to a vertical one--and his fights against racism during his career as a player and as general manager of the LA Clippers under the infamous Donald Sterling. People think of Elgin Baylor as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game--and one of the NBA's first black superstars--but the full extent of his legacy stretches beyond his spectacular, game-changing jump shots and dunks. With startling symmetry, Baylor recounts his story: flying back and forth between the U.S. Army and the Lakers, his time as a central figure in the great Celtics-Lakers rivalry and how he helped break down color barriers in the sport, his 1964 All-Star game boycott, his early years as an executive for the New Orleans Jazz, and twenty-two years as general manager for the notorious L.A. Clippers and Donald Sterling, spent fighting to draft and sign young, black phenoms--only to be hamstrung by his boss at every turn. No one has seen the league change, and has worked to bring change, more than Baylor. Year after year, he continued to fight and persevere against racism. At the beginning of his career, he was forced to stay in separate hotel rooms. From those days to today's superstardom, he has had a front-row view of the game's elevation to one of America's favorite sports. For the first time, Elgin Baylor tells his full story. He's played with the legends, lived with them, and knows more about the NBA than anyone living, and is finally ready to set the record straight"--
13 days in Ferguson by Ron Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile African American community and the local police, Johnson, a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an African American, did the unthinkable; he took off his bullet-proof vest and joined the protesters. In 13 Days in Ferguson, Johnson shares, for the first time, his view of what happened during the thirteen turbulent days he spent stabilizing the city of Ferguson, and the extraordinary impact those two historic weeks had on his faith, his approach to leadership, and on what he perceives to be the most viable solution to the issues of racism and prejudice in America
In stitches : a memoir by Anthony Youn( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrity cosmetic surgery blogger describes his misfit youth as a nerdy Korean-American student with a misshapen jaw whose life-changing surgery led him to become a successful plastic surgeon
Raiders! : the story of the greatest fan film ever made by Alan Eisenstock( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1982, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Chris Strompolos, eleven, asked Eric Zala, twelve, a question: "Would you like to help me do a remake Raiders of the Lost Ark? I'm playing Indiana Jones." And they did it. Every shot, every line of dialogue, every stunt. They borrowed and collected costumes, convinced neighborhood kids to wear grass skirts and play natives, cast a fifteen-year-old as Indy's love interest, rounded up seven thousand snakes (sort of), built the Ark, the Idol, the huge boulder, found a desert in Mississippi, and melted the bad guys' faces off. It took seven years. Along the way, Chris had his first kiss (on camera), they nearly burned down the house and incinerated Eric, lived through parents getting divorced and remarried, and watched their friendship disintegrate. Alan Eisenstock's Raiders! is the incredible true story of Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, how they realized their impossible dream of remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark, and how their friendship survived all challenges, from the building of a six-foot round fiberglass boulder to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina."--
Barack like me : the chocolate-covered truth by David Alan Grier( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grier unabashedly muses on politics, culture, and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timeless, hilarious, and revelatory memoir and look at all things Barack
Just a guy : [notes from a blue collar life] by Bill Engvall( Recording )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from his own life, comedian Bill Engvall explains what it means to be a guy
The holy thief : a con man's journey from darkness to light by Mark Borovitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Sandy Gottesman as part of the Sandy Gottesman Family Collection
Warrior : a memoir by Theresa Larson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this inspiring memoir, a former female Marine platoon leader recalls the wars she has fought--on the playing field, the battlefield, and inside her own soul--revealing how overcoming the harrowing circumstances in her life helped her ultimately redefine what it means to be strong and what "perfect" really is. Theresa Larson has lived multiple lives. At ten she was a caregiver to her dying mother. As an adolescent, an All-Star high school, college, and professional softball player. As a young adult, a fitness competition winner, beauty pageant contestant, and model. And as a grown woman, a high-achieving Lieutenant in the Marines, in charge of an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq. Meanwhile, Theresa was battling bulimia nervosa, an internal struggle which ultimately cut short her military service when she was voluntarily evacuated from combat. Theresa's journey to wellness required the bravery to ask for help, to take care of herself first, and abandon the idea of "perfect." In Warrior, she lays bare all of these lives in intimate and vivid detail, examining extremely personal and sometime painful moments and how, by finally accepting the help of others, she learned to make herself whole. From growing up in a log cabin outside Seattle to facing down the enemy in Iraq, Theresa's journey demonstrates that good health and happiness is a daily, intentional act that requires persistence and commitment. Theresa hopes that through sharing her story, she will help inspire others to empower themselves, embrace their inner warrior and re-define strength. Startling and funny, terrifying and triumphant, heartbreaking and inspirational, Warrior is at heart a story of perseverance and success--of a determined woman who is model for everyone struggling to conquer their own demons. Theresa shows that asking for help can be an act of courage, and that we are stronger than we think when faced with seemingly impossible odds
Angels in the endzone( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse is the only talented player on his high school football team. But after the sudden death of his father, Jesse quits and loses all hope. Things begin to turn around when his younger brother sends a little late night prayer, and soon, Al and his squad of angels show up to tackle the problem
Inside the meat grinder : an NFL official's life in the trenches by Chad Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brown reflects on his first 6 years as an NFL umpire
The kindergarten wars : the battle to get into America's best private schools by Alan Eisenstock( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides advice on the private school application process from teachers, educational consultants, and admissions directors, and discusses whether particular kindergartens may help children gain acceptance to preferred colleges
Bulleit proof : how I took a 150-year-old family recipe and a revolver, and disrupted the entire liquor industry one bottle, one sip, one handshake at a time by Tom Bulleit( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About a year ago, Tom Bulleit stood on a stage inside a tent the size of a big-top on the occasion of--in order of importance--his thirtieth wedding anniversary, the dedication of the new Bulleit Distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and his seventy-fourth birthday. At one point, overcome by a sudden and surprising wave of emotion, he gripped the podium, looked into the blur of faces before him, and said, "I don't believe our lives are told in years... or months... or weeks. I believe we live our lives in moments." That's what this book will be--a life told in moments--moments of joy, triumph, love, loss, discovery, commitment, faith, fortitude, struggle, persistence, and success; at least his definition of success, which has little to do with money. At its core, the book will weave through it a thread of survival--in war, in business, in life. Tom nearly died twice, once in a foxhole and once in an oncology ward, and, for the record, he never met an atheist in either place. He'll reveal all, no holds barred, no punches pulled"--
Sports talk : a journey inside the world of sports talk radio by Alan Eisenstock( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Journey inside the World of Sports Talk Radio Their voices explode over the airwaves -- with names like Mike and the Mad Dog, the Stinkin' Genius, Hacksaw, and JT the Brick. They broadcast in drive time and downtime, from rush hour to the dead of night. And yet, millions of fans tune in around the clock to hear their favorite larger-than-life radio personalities rant, rave, critique, predict, and mix it up with callers -- the dedicated fans of sports talk radio. Never before has this cloistered world opened its doors to a no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes, full-access look at itself. Noted journalist (and fan) Alan Eisenstock embarks on a journey through the American sports radio landscape and gives readers a front-row seat -- from breakfast at the kitchen table of Eddie Andelman, Boston's godfather of sports radio, to the WFAN commissary with Mike and the Mad Dog in New York; from the plush home game room of Chicago's hot dog-vendor-turned-#1 DJ Mike North to the empty 3 AM studio parking garage with nationally syndicated JT the Brick. Eisenstock goes into the studios, homes, and lives of these and many other of America's hottest and most-listened-to sports talk hosts. Filled with hilarious and entertaining tales of what makes these hosts tick -- as well as the unbelievable stories of how they got where they are today -- Sports Talk paints a picture the fans never see. Eisenstock shows us the blood, sweat, and tears of program directors with their reputations on the line; hosts searching for career security; and station managers who are always eyeing the bottom line. And, of course, there are stories of the rabid, obsessed, and off-the-wall fans. Whether you're a sports fan or a sports talk junkie, you'll be hooked from the first page
The handoff : a memoir of two guys, sports, and friendship by John Tournour( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the rise to fame of sports radio personality JT the Brick and the lessons he learned while trying to be strong and sticking by his close friend who was losing a battle with cancer
Hang time : my life in basketball by Elgin Baylor( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgin Baylor's memoir of an epic all-star career in the NBA-during which he transformed basketball from a horizontal game to a vertical one-and his fights against racism during his career as a player and as general manager of the LA Clippers under the infamous Donald Sterling People think of Elgin Baylor as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game-and one of the NBA's first black superstars-but the full extent of his legacy stretches beyond his spectacular, game-changing jump shots and dunks. With startling symmetry, Baylor recounts his story: flying back and forth between the U.S. Army and the Lakers, his time as a central figure in the great Celtics-Lakers rivalry and how he helped break down color barriers in the sport, his 1964 All-Star game boycott, his early years as an executive for the New Orleans Jazz, and twenty-two years as general manager for the notorious L.A. Clippers and Donald Sterling, spent fighting to draft and sign young, black phenoms-only to be hamstrung by his boss at every turn. No one has seen the league change, and has worked to bring change, more than Baylor. Year after year, he continued to fight and persevere against racism. At the beginning of his career, he was forced to stay in separate hotel rooms. From those days to today's superstardom, he has had a front-row view of the game's elevation to one of America's favorite sports. For the first time, Elgin Baylor tells his full story. He's played with the legends, lived with them, and knows more about the NBA than anyone living, and is finally ready to set the record straight
Barack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth] by David Alan Grier( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedian David Alan Grier offers up this hilarious reflection on his life and the changes in America he has witnessed since his march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Detroit
 
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Just a guy : notes from a blue collar life
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Cancer on five dollars a day (chemo not included) : how humor got me through the toughest journey of my lifeIn stitches : a memoirBarack like me : the chocolate-covered truthJust a guy : [notes from a blue collar life]The holy thief : a con man's journey from darkness to lightInside the meat grinder : an NFL official's life in the trenchesThe kindergarten wars : the battle to get into America's best private schoolsSports talk : a journey inside the world of sports talk radioBarack like me : [the chocolate-covered truth]
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