“I want to show America their greatest heroes from the view of the fly on the wall, not the camera in their face.”
Phoenix (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
From the field, the press box and the locker room, former radio and television sportscaster, Walt Brown, brought the plays and the players into the homes of millions of people. In his new book, “A Fly on the Wall,” Walt Brown reflects on a lifetime of observing and meeting the greatest celebrities and their events of the last 50 years. From Willie Mays in the outfield, to Indy-car drivers, to football’s “Game of the Century,” he’s been through it all. “Celebrities often put up a different front for the public,” said Brown. “You can really get to know your heroes as humans when you’ve got the advantage of being the third party in the room.”
Brown vividly recalls events that made the history books while giving them his fresh and unique perspective. Walt asks readers to join him in meeting lots of people they’ve always wanted to meet. Readers will find out why Bill Cosby chuckled at "the Fly" and Mohammed Ali laughed out loud. Readers are front and center as Jesse Owens offers Brown a cup of coffee and Dan Marino offers him a seat. Readers will spend personal time with Stan Musial, Willie Mays and Frank Robinson and join World Driving Champion Jack Brabham as he's a passenger in "the Fly's" car. Mickey Rooney also peeks over “the Fly’s” shoulder.
Readers will also meet the major golfers and tennis players of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Gary Player and Rod Laver are special memories. The “Fly” takes readers alongside Ray Scott, and Russ Hodges and as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association move to the West Coast. Meet Bob Hope, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry Rice, Greg Louganis, Cynthia Potter. “A Fly on the Wall” is a unique way to spend time with coaches Frank Kush, John MacLeod and Bob Devaney.
Brown says, “I want to show America their greatest heroes from the view of the fly on the wall, not the camera in their face.”
“A Fly on the Wall”
By Walt Brown
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781481758932
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781481759106
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781481759113
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Walt Brown is a retired radio and television broadcaster with four decades of experience on air and on camera. From play-by-play of more than 20 different sports to interviews, talk shows, newscasts and more, he’s had the privilege of being “a fly on the wall” around many of the most famous individuals of the last 50 years.
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