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Lucky Bastard - My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV

Joe Buck

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the announcer of the biggest sporting events in the country-including the 2017 Super Bowl and this century's most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs-winning World Series-reveals why he is one lucky bastard. Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. They don't know how he almost blew his career. They haven't read his funniest and most embarrassing stories or heard about his interactions with the biggest sports stars of this era. They don't know how hard he can laugh at himself-or that he thinks some of his critics have a point. And they don't know what it was really like to grow up in his father's shadow. Joe and Jack were best friends, but it wasn't that simple. Jack, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for almost fifty years, helped Joe get his broadcasting start at eighteen. But Joe had to prove himself, first as a minor league radio announcer and then on local TV, national TV with ESPN, and then finally on FOX. He now has a successful, Emmy-winning career, but only after a lot of dues-paying, learning, and pretty damn entertaining mistakes that are recounted in this book. In his memoir, Joe takes us through his life on and off the field. He shares the lessons he learned from his father, the errors he made along the way, and the personal mountain he climbed and conquered, all of which have truly made him a Lucky Bastard.

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the announcer of the biggest sporting events in the country-including the 2017 Super Bowl and this century's most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs-winning World Series-reveals why he is one lucky bastard. Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. They don't know how he almost blew his career. They haven't read his funniest and most embarrassing stories or heard about his interactions with the biggest sports stars of this era. They don't know how hard he can laugh at himself-or that he thinks some of his critics have a point. And they don't know what it was really like to grow up in his father's shadow. Joe and Jack were best friends, but it wasn't that simple. Jack, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for almost fifty years, helped Joe get his broadcasting start at eighteen. But Joe had to prove himself, first as a minor league radio announcer and then on local TV, national TV with ESPN, and then finally on FOX. He now has a successful, Emmy-winning career, but only after a lot of dues-paying, learning, and pretty damn entertaining mistakes that are recounted in this book. In his memoir, Joe takes us through his life on and off the field. He shares the lessons he learned from his father, the errors he made along the way, and the personal mountain he climbed and conquered, all of which have truly made him a Lucky Bastard.
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In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the announcer of the biggest sporting events in the country-including the 2017 Super Bowl and this century's most-watched, historic, Chicago Cubs-winning World Series-reveals why he is one lucky bastard. Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, calling the World Series every year, announcing the Super Bowl every three years. They know his father, Jack Buck, is a broadcasting legend and that he was beloved in his adopted hometown of St. Louis. Yet they have no idea who Joe really is. Or how he got here. They don't know how he almost blew his career. They haven't read his funniest and most embarrassing stories or heard about his interactions with the biggest sports stars of this era. They don't know how hard he can laugh at himself-or that he thinks some of his critics have a point. And they don't know what it was really like to grow up in his father's shadow. Joe and Jack were best friends, but it wasn't that simple. Jack, the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for almost fifty years, helped Joe get his broadcasting start at eighteen. But Joe had to prove himself, first as a minor league radio announcer and then on local TV, national TV with ESPN, and then finally on FOX. He now has a successful, Emmy-winning career, but only after a lot of dues-paying, learning, and pretty damn entertaining mistakes that are recounted in this book. In his memoir, Joe takes us through his life on and off the field. He shares the lessons he learned from his father, the errors he made along the way, and the personal mountain he climbed and conquered, all of which have truly made him a Lucky Bastard.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:29