Johnny Holliday's Autobiography

After 45 years in broadcasting, ABC Sports' Johnny Holliday the Voice of the NCAA Champion University of Maryland Terrapins has written a joyful and inspiring autobiography, "Johnny Holliday: From Rock to Jock," to be published on Sept. 1, 2002 by Sports Publishing, L. L. C. Foreword by ESPN's Tony Kornheiser. Afterword by Dick Vitale.

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Here is some of what people have said accross the nation on Johnny Holliday and his book.

Cokie Roberts (ABC News, NPR) says "It's an exuberant account that will make you smile and then laugh out loud. What a life!"

Ben Fong-Torres, Author, "The Hits Just Keep On Coming. (Backbeat Books) says You think Johnny Holliday is a great sportscaster? You should've seen him on the court, as a blazing point guard on various radio station basketball teams. And you should've heard Johnny as a rapid-fire DJ, spinning stacks of hot wax at topflight Top 40 stations, from San Francisco to New York City. Stephen Moore slows him down just enough to tell you Johnny's amazing story."

Sportswriter John Feinstein has characterized Holliday's professional resume as slightly longer than War and Peace. From his early days in Miami, to his solid successes in Rochester, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Holliday retraces the steps that made him one of the best play-by-play announcers in the nation.

Written with Helen Hayes biographer, Stephen Moore, Johnny's autobiography is a book overflowing with one-of-a-kind memories and extraordinary stories from 45 years of early rock radio and sportscasting adventures. His story touches an alphabet of major sports and music celebrities from Hank Aaron, Rick Barry, the Beatles, Joe DiMaggio, Ralph Friedgen, and Paul Hornung to Janis Joplin, Murray the K, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roger Miller, and both Ted and Gary Williams. "From Rock to Jock" is even more compelling as Holliday begins his 24th year as "Voice of the Terps."

Steve Moore

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