A collection of insights from readers and pundits about “Going 15 Rounds With Jerry Izenberg“:

“Jerry Izenberg knew his sports — finally forced to miss a Super Bowl, he predicted its final score on the nose-but at the same time he never overlooked the wider world adjacent to the games playing out before him. In Going 15 Rounds, the voices of Izenberg, his fellow sportswriters, and biographer Ed Odeven blend beautifully as they evoke in harmony an often disharmonious time marked by cataclysmic events. Journalism, history, sports, and a parade of iconic figures — they’re all here in this rich, wide-ranging book.”

Alexander Wolff, former Sports Illustrated senior writer and author of “Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home”

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“Jerry Izenberg needed a book written about his remarkable life and times … and Ed Odeven has gone and done it!”

Cormac Gordon, retired sports columnist, Staten Island (New York) Advance

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“The new ebook ‘Going 15 Rounds With Jerry Izenberg: A Collection Of Interviews With The Legendary Columnist’ by Ed Odeven is a MUST for any fan of sports writing. Izenberg is one of the greats. Thanks to Ed for keeping his flame burning!”

Alex Belth, journalist and master curator of journalism archival material at The Stacks Reader

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“An entire book about a living journalist seems odd until you remember Jerry Izenberg covered every major American sports event for nearly 70 years and knew absolutely everyone! Worth reading.”

Dave Hannigan, Irish Times sports columnist and author of “Drama in the Bahamas: Muhammad Ali’s Last Fight”

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“If you’re into great sportswriting and don’t happen to be from N.J. or the East Coast, you may not be familiar with Jerry Izenberg but the man is a storytelling genius. Also happened to get this guy into the biz as a teenager. Highly recommend this book.”

Joe Battaglia, VP Editorial MileSplit/FloSports; 2-time Emmy award producer NBC Olympics track & field

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“To say that Jerry Izenberg is a ‘sports writer’ is like saying the Grand Canyon is a hole in the ground. He is a national treasure, and he is still at the top of his game at 90, an age which he reached on Sept. 10. Anyone who appreciates great writing should read this. ”

Bernard Fernandez, distinguished boxing scribe

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“Prior to reading Going 15 Rounds with Jerry Izenberg I knew nothing about this man; nothing. Upon finishing this e-book on him, I felt like he was an old familiar neighbor of mine from the Bronx where I grew up. The details about his life and accomplishments vividly painted a picture of Jerry Izenberg. Having giants in the sports writing arena share their interactions with Jerry and tidbits about how he became close friends with Muhammad Ali and other sports celebrities certainly was a nice touch. Ed Odeven used the personal relationships quotes of those who ‘grew up’ alongside Mr. Izenberg in the field of writing about sports to create an intimate yet broad scope picture of who this amazing man is and I am in awe that Jerry is still writing, even at 90! Very well written and enjoyable.”

–a retired nurse/reader in Arizona

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For more information about the ebook, including where to purchase a copy, visit this link: Book announcement: ‘Going 15 Rounds With Jerry Izenberg’ – Ed Odeven Reporting