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From the longtime host of the New York Yankees’ television broadcasts, ESPN Radio’s The Michael Kay Show, and YES Network’s Emmy Award–winning CenterStage comes an “entertaining…greatest-hits collection” (Kirkus Reviews) of his most memorable interviews with the most intriguing personalities in sports and entertainment—from Jay-Z to Mike Tyson to Serena Williams to Adam Sandler to Bon Jovi to Larry David.

Emmy Award–winning television announcer and interviewer Michael Kay’s eighteen years as host of YES Network’s CenterStage have given him access to many remarkable figures in sports and entertainment. Now, this absorbing selection of the best, most revealing—and often surprising—interviews is available in one amazing collection, including some of the behind-the-scenes stories that didn’t appear on camera. From Kay’s very first CenterStage interview in 2001 with quarterback Steve Young, the show’s creators knew they had something special. Kay’s ability to get celebrities and otherwise private personalities to open up and share candid insights has become his trademark.

Among the interviews featured in the book are those with Red Auerbach, Charles Barkley, Mike Tyson, Bobby Orr, Sly Stallone, Jay-Z, Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, John McEnroe, Rob Reiner, Seth Meyers, Serena Williams, Alan Alda, David Halberstam, Larry David, Bob Costas, Billy Crystal, Lindsey Vonn, Chris Evert, and Quentin Tarantino.

For any pop culture fan or sports enthusiast, this prized collection “should be high on your reading list” (Alex Rodriguez, three-time American League MVP).

About The Author

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Michael Kay was born in the Bronx and has lived the dream of being the New York Yankees announcer for the past thirty years—the first ten on radio and the last twenty with the YES Network. He’s also the host of one of the top-ranked radio shows in New York City, The Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY radio, as well as the Emmy Award–winning YES Network interview show CenterStage. Before he entered broadcasting, Michael was a writer with the New York Post and then the Daily News (New York). He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife, television news anchor Jodi Applegate, and their two children. 

About The Readers

Photograph © E.H. Wallop

Michael Kay was born in the Bronx and has lived the dream of being the New York Yankees announcer for the past thirty years—the first ten on radio and the last twenty with the YES Network. He’s also the host of one of the top-ranked radio shows in New York City, The Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY radio, as well as the Emmy Award–winning YES Network interview show CenterStage. Before he entered broadcasting, Michael was a writer with the New York Post and then the Daily News (New York). He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife, television news anchor Jodi Applegate, and their two children. 

Dr. Jerry Jones is a well-traveled and much-sought-after teacher of God's Word. He has two master degrees and a TH.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. After the tragic death of his wife of thirty-five years, he met and married Lynn Thompson, who now travels with him all over the country. Together, they minister to hurting people who have felt the torrents of life's worst storms.

During his distinguished career, Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland") were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is an inductee of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song "Mrs. Robinson" from the motion picture "The Graduate" was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute's 100 Years 100 Songs. He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and was named as one of Time Magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World" in 2006.

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Snoop Dogg is a platinum-selling hip-hop artist and a darling of Madison Avenue. A hot Hollywood commodity, he has starred in hit films such as Training Day, Starsky & Hutch, and Baby Boy, and appeared in numerous TV shows, including Saturday Night Live and Chappelle's Show. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (June 29, 2021)
  • Runtime: 8 hours and 3 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797136967

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