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Pat O'Brien was a skinny South Dakota kid with long hair, a rock and roll band, divorced parents and an alcoholic father. In all the familiar ways, he was on the road to nowhere until a professor, who envisioned his future as the household name he would soon become, dramatically changed his life.
From that day forward Pat's life took turns that were both spectacular and destructive: from the Huntley-Brinkley Report and afternoons at Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali to conversations with six Presidents. He did acid with Timothy Leary, drank with Mickey Mantle, and over the course of a remarkable career up close and personal with the Beatles, The Stones, The Kennedy's, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and virtually every star in Hollywood.
In I'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS, Pat reveals the highs and lows of the life of a radio and TV broadcaster, spent sharing the mic with the world's rich and famous while battling an infamous public scandal and demons that nearly killed him. With laughter, tears and miracles he reveals how he learned to accept his mistakes, find redemption and become the father he never had, proving there really are second and even third acts in life.
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About the Author
Pat O'Brien is best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS and NBC as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood and The Insider. O'Brien covered six Olympic Games, hosted the World Series, four Super Bowls, 25 US Open Tennis Championships, and a decade of the NBA Finals and the Final Four. A former columnist for the New York Daily News and a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Hannity and Don Imus, O'Brien lives in Los Angeles, New York and Nantucket.
Table of Contents
Preface: "Pat, There's This Tape" ix
1 Send in the Clowns 1
2 One Night Only 11
3 Footprints on the Prairie 23
4 "I Wanted to Get Laid, Not Jailed" 37
5 This Must Be My Lucky Day 51
6 Hotel California 71
7 You Cannot Be Serious 95
8 Float Like a Butterfly 109
9 Be Like Mike 121
10 Larry and Magic and the Mick 135
11 The Best Seat in the House 161
12 Citius, Altius, Fortius 183
13 Mr. McCartney Is Expecting You 193
14 Bad Boy for Life 207
15 We Gotta Go 219
16 Not Just Anybody 243
17 Girls 251
18 For Whom the Bell Tolls 265
19 Lets Go Crazy 275
20 Is George Clooney Dead? 295
21 Helter-Skelter 305
22 Let's Really Go Crazy 333
23 The Beginning of the Beginning 345