Anchorboy

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Top Ten Things You’ll Learn When You Read This Book:

10) Jay was beaten up by an MMA fighter on live television

9) Interviewing Will Ferrell can be a harrowing experience

8) Jay once ruined a perfectly good pair of underwear on Christmas Eve

7) Failing as a stand-up comedian can lead to a job in broadcasting

6) Jay ran a marathon to get a ticket for the 2010 men’s Olympic gold-medal hockey game

5) Jay was sexually harassed at TSN by a senior citizen every day for ten years

4) Jay appeared as the Phantom of the Opera on national television

3) Jay was entertained nightly by free live sex shows throughout university

2) Jay was single-handedly responsible for Winnipeg’s second NHL team being called “The Jets” (he claims)

1) Running around in a full-body unitard at the London Olympics is a bad idea

All this and more awaits you inside Anchorboy!

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About the author

Jay Onrait is a Canadian television personality, author, and sports anchor. Born in Calgary and raised in Athabasca, Alberta, Jay’s big break came when he landed a job co-hosting TSN’s SportsCentre alongside Dan O'Toole. In 2013, Jay and Dan joined the launch of the new Fox Sports 1 network as hosts of their flagship show, Fox Sports Live. Somewhere along the way, Jay found time to write two bestselling memoirs, Anchorboy and Number Two, and co-create the wildly successful Jay and Dan Podcast. Jay lives with his wife and daughter in Los Angeles.

Web: jayonrait.com

Twitter: @jayonrait

 

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Nov 5, 2013
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781443430425
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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