534 Peter Golenbock writes Yankees history, but roots for Rays! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Sportswriter Peter Golenbock, author, George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire, Growing Up NASCAR: Racing’s Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All

Growing Up NASCAR: Racing's Most Outrageous Promoter Tells All by Peter Golenbock, Mr. Media Interviews

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Sportswriter Peter Golenbock is one of my heroes, a guy I want to be like in many ways when I grow up. For now, however, I’ll settle for just being to call him a friend.

The major characteristic I admire about Peter is his ability to be working constantly. He’s always writing a new book, always engaged in an envious research project. Actually, more than one. As a guy who also makes his living writing books, it drives me nuts.

Let me give you an example.

PETER GOLENBOCK podcast excerpt: “It looks to me like the Rays are going to win 90 games this year. The question is whether the Yankees and Red Sox are going to win more than 90 games. And, come August and September, are some of those older players going to break down? Is John Lackey going to have more arm trouble?”

George: The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built the Yankee Empire by Peter Golenbock, Mr. Media Interviews

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The first time Peter was on my show, he was promoting his hotly controversial first stab at Yankees history (officially, fiction), 7: The Mickey Mantle Novel. But while he was setting the New York media community on fire with wild tales of the Mick getting up to bat with Joe D’s gal, Marilyn Monroe, he was already hot at work with actor Tony Curtis on his autobiography and on a history of Brooklyn.

When I had him back to talk about those books, he was chomping at the bit to talk about his George Steinbrenner biography.

Today, I thought I’d have him on to talk about prospects for the 2010 baseball season, but it happens he has another new book out, Growing Up NASCAR, which he wrote with Humpy Wheeler, the long-time president of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the inventor of both the All Star race, and night racing. Oh, and I should probably mention the just-released paperback editions of George, Dynasty and Balls.

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7: The Mickey Mantle Novel by Peter Golenbock, Mr. Media Interviews

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Stadium For Rent by Bob Andelman, Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Rays

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, 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).