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Ira Berkow Talks About “Rockin’ Steady: A Guide To Basketball & Cool”

I get bombarded with requests from publishers to review books so over the past few years I’ve gotten kind of “numb” to the process and it takes a lot for a basketball book to grab my attention.

The reissued of edition “Rockin’ Steady: A Guide To Basketball & Cool” was able to grab my attention and I spent an entire evening reading through the book. Between anecdotes from Walt “Clyde” Frazier regarding his NBA career, the great voice the book was written with and some fantastic advice on dealing with women, it made for a captivating read that I had a hard time putting down.

After finishing the book I was able to chat with its co-author, Ira Berkow, about:

* His thoughts when he heard they were going to reissue “Rockin’ Steady”
* How it went from being a basketball instructional book to being an instructional book for life
* Woody Allen had a great response after reading the book when the book was initially released. Ira talked about this and how it gave him a glimpse into how basketball fans would embrace the book
* He explained how he was able to transfer the unique rhythm and style in which Walt “Clyde” Frazier talks into the book

The audio clip below is our quick chat about the book. Enjoy!

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Ryan McNeill
Ryan McNeill has appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. He has covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season.
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