Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man PDF/EPUB

Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man PDF/EPUB More stories about poop A 10 10 This is the second installment from Jay Onrait, hence the title although it is also a scatological reference as well It is an amusing book that is largely made up of stories on his timeline following Anchorboy It would fall into the autobiographical category, but it is by no means a part II of his biography Rather this book is a collection of stories.I enjoyed this book as it reminded me of sitting around listening to old timers spin yarns about their younger selves However, Jay Onrait is This is the second installment from Jay Onrait, hence the title although it is also a scatological reference as well It is an amusing book that is largely made up of stories on his timeline following Anchorboy It would fall into the autobiographical category, but it is by no means a part II of his biography Rather this book is a collection of stories.I enjoyed this book as it reminded me of sitting around listening to old timers spin yarns about their younger selves However, Jay Onrait is not old enough to be an old timers, but the analogy stands What I found interesting is that this book seemed fargeared to his fans from his TSN days, and not his fans from FS1 The reason I say this is that almost all his stories are about Canada in some way Even his Sochi stories with the FS1 crew, seem geared toward Canadians That isn t to say that Americans should not read this book, but there are places, people and other things that unless you are very knowledgeable about Canada, you may not understand Being a Canadian this was a fun book about some of the places and people in this country.The reason I deducted a star from the right is what I referenced above Yes Jay Onrait appears to have some bowel issues, but it doesn t need to be referenced in every single chapter and feature many stories about poop I have no idea whether this is something his is known for in the US, as Canada does not get FS1 But I am not 5 and poop is not funny really.I actually learned something from this book and it made me sad One story is about the time he was on CTV s The Social What I learned is that the famous studio for MuchMusic, where I spend many a day watching bands and hosts through the window, is now the studio for The Social I no longer live in Toronto and have not been to the CHUM CITY Building 299 Queen Street West in many years It saddens me that this once bastion of music culture has been turned into the studio for a vapid, Canadian version of The View.Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who was amused by Jay in his time at TSN His FS1 fans will enjoy this book, but as I mentioned may be befuddled at the Canadianisms in it Overall, give it a read but do not expect this to be a behind the scenes at FS1 or anything From the twisted and juvenile mind that brought you the national bestseller Anchorboy comes another rollicking collection of embarrassing stories that ll make you laugh, cry, and feel just a little bit uncomfortableGet ready for story time with everyone s favourite Canadian sportscaster, Jay Onrait Pull up a chair, open a bag of ketchup chips, and join Jay as he reminisces about the times he explored the squalid world of medical marijuana made a mess of himself on the road to Pittsburgh got upstaged on live TV by comedy legend Martin Short rode a Street Dragon through the laneways of Sochi shared a drink with Jay Z and was then asked to leave And much, much More focused and tightly constructed than its predecessor, Anchorboy, Number Two ups the ante with evenstories about Onrait s now famously sensitive digestive tract, along with foibles, gaffes, road trips, pranks calls gone awry, and the Sochi Olympics I eagerly await a third book detailing his leaving FS1 and Los Angeles and returning to the Canadian airwaves. Another fun set of stories from broadcaster Jay Onrait both from growing up, making his way through his early broadcasting career to all they way up to now at FOX Sports I might ve actually enjoyed this onethan the first, but either way the stories are all amusing at the very least Onrait s humour works quite well through a book form and even squeezes in some emotional beats and lessons learned through the humorous tales which provides a nice cap to a lot of them. Another great, if sometimes crass, collection of tales about life in Canada and the United States from one half of the legendary former TSN SportsCenter crew Loved watching Jay and Dan O Toole when I was in Canada six years ago, and their podcast remains one of the funniest on the internet Think of Onrait s second book as an extension of that If you love poop stories, hockey, CFL and sports broadcasting, you ll love this book Good fun It was a good read that led to a few laughs it s a little over the top crass in parts but after listening to the Jay and Dan podcast for a few years it was to be expected. Not as good as the first book Crude at times. Jay Onrait s second book picks up right where his first venture, Anchorboy, left off with uprooted Canadian sportscasters, Jay Dan, moving to America to work for Fox Sports If you enjoyed Anchorboy, you will love Number Two just as much If you didn t like Anchorboy, and don t enjoy Jay Dan s humour, then I have no idea why you would even think about reading this book.Hilariously well told escapades from Jay s desire to obtain a California medical marijuana card, to his book tour for Anchor Jay Onrait s second book picks up right where his first venture, Anchorboy, left off with uprooted Canadian sportscasters, Jay Dan, moving to America to work for Fox Sports If you enjoyed Anchorboy, you will love Number Two just as much If you didn t like Anchorboy, and don t enjoy Jay Dan s humour, then I have no idea why you would even think about reading this book.Hilariously well told escapades from Jay s desire to obtain a California medical marijuana card, to his book tour for Anchorboy, and my favourite, the stories from their trip and coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Of note, from both Anchor Boy and Number Two, I would say that Jay portrays himself to be completely off the cuff, without any real goals, and in some ways that may be true, but you can also tell that he has worked on a lot of projects that require quite the opposite, including writing, and selling, two books That just might be the genius of their comedy, from their former show, Fox Sports Live, to their new show back in Canada on TSN, SC with Jay Dan, to their Jay Dan Podcast, to these two books by Jay They appear to operate without structure or plans, but continue to be successful in their delivery.Obviously, I m a big Jay Dan fan, so this read was a no brainer for me This book was published at the end of 2015 and their show in the U.S lasted for another year and a half after it was published but since has been cancelled Jay Dan have returned to Canada and to TSN and their new SC with Jay Dan since late 2017 Their demise at FS1, subsequent return to Canada, including another Olympics adventure, this time to South Korea sound like good material for a third installment Another hilarious, light read from Jay Onrait.

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