Author(s): Keith Quinn
For a sports fanatic, Keith Quinn has a job made in heaven. He gets paid to do what he loves - watching and talking about sport, particularly rugby.
His book is the personal story of a warm, ebullient, knowledgeable man who has been lucky enough to have had the best seat in the stadium at many of the important occasions in New Zealand's recent sporting history.
He tells of a rugby 'career' which kicked off with his first live TV test commentary in 1973 - and he has been involved with almost every major All Black team and tour ever since. He shares stories that have never before been told about some of the teams, coaches and incidents he has experienced in this long involvement with New Zealand rugby.
Keith has also covered a number of Olympic and Commonwealth games and on these, too, he gives the personal perspective of one who witnessed many of the behind-the-scene dramas.
He offers fascinating insights into what life behind the TV cameras is like and tells of the many changes he has watched and experienced in a broadcasting career spanning 35 years.
But Keith's lucky life has not come without a price. He speaks frankly about the hurtful abuse he has sometimes received from a passionate rugby public, about setbacks in his career and about a recent illness that almost claimed his life.
Keith is a man regarded with great affection and respect by the sporting public. His is a fascinating book, a warm human story, which is sure to be enjoyed by everybody who reads it, particularly those with an interest in sport.