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In “Cohn-Head,” one of America’s most successful female anchors lays bare her hard-fought rise to the top of the sportscasting boys’ club and her life inside the ESPN empire, talks candidly about sports personalities she has met, and reveals her personal top ten lists plus much, much more. After tracing her upbringing in a dysfunctional family, Linda Cohn tells how she became a diehard sports fan and a goalie on her high school (boy’s) hockey team–setting the stage for college hockey stardom, when she was affectionately known as “Cohn-Head” by her teammates. From here she moves on to her first break in sportscasting. Along the way she describes her close encounters with the likes of Michael Jordan, Matthew McConaughey, and Jay Z. Written with verve, “Cohn-Head” is a riveting read–a must for sports fans male and female alike, as well as anyone who seeks insight into how one woman made a man’s world her own.
The “Cohn Head” Book has been updated on June 2016 with her latest images from reaching her 5,000th show on ESPN Sportscenter to her love of hockey. Read excerpts from exclusive interviews with Linda Cohn before, during, and after the 5K Sportscenter show. Buy the KINDLE VERSION ON AMAZON HERE
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Cohnhead is a must read for any sports fan or any female ready to take on the world!
I found myself laughing hysterical at vivid descriptions of a childhood-Cohn has an amazing talent for delivering a well woven story with a lot wit and humor!
Cohn’s contagious passion for sports literally leaps off each page. It’s no wonder why Cohn is THE most respected sports anchor-male or female!
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By Andrew Kuligowski
I read a lot of those hockey “auto”-biographies allegedly written by a player, coach, or other such individual – who actually sat down with some sportswriter, provided some background, and then let him or her do the actual writing. I enjoy the material, even though I know that the personality’s words were interpreted by some professional journalist or other writer.
Cohn-Head is just like that – sort of. But different. Linda Cohn’s claim to fame isn’t her hockey playing days, even though she did spend time in high school and college between the pipes for the school’s team. It’s that she’s a journalist. SO … the book goes off in different directions, and the author really IS the author, without someone else trying to organize her thoughts and put them in sentences that sound like the book’s subject actually wrote them.
Linda Cohn shows herself to be a lot more than “just” the pretty face on SportsCenter. As stated earlier, her love of hockey comes honestly with a college hockey background. Her carerr shows the benefit of hard work … and breaks … and not giving up because an earned opportunity doesn’t come OR a challenge arises OR …
Before I read this book, I thought that Linda Cohn would probably be a very interesting person to have a lengthy conversation with – after reading this book, I know she would be
Perhaps the only weakness in the book is the weak ending … but even there, it shows that her life and career is still moving forward, and picking a certain period of time to write your memoirs does not mean that the moment is going to end on a momentous event that wraps everything up!
It’s a quick read. Read it.
P.S. Several of the reviews I’ve read mention Linda’s self-admitted self-absorbtion. Yes, the book centers around her – but it’s her frickin’ autobiography, what did you expect / want it to be about??
Kevin Costner | Golden Globe, Emmy, and Academy Winning Actor | Director, Producer, Musician- -
"You have had a amazing career. You've not only made it a man's world but you've been great doing so."
Bob Costas | Emmy Award Winner Sportscaster & Author of Fair Ball- -
Lets put it this way. After reading her book I now know things about Linda Cohn I couldn’t even have suspected from roughly 1000 hours of SportsCenters. And I have reached the following conclusion: Linda is the top Cohn-Head since Larraine Newman.
Kevin Cronin | Lead Vocalist for REO Speedwagon- -
Linda Cohn is far hotter than her ‘girl in the locker room’ persona would suggest. I’ve been with her backstage at a rock and roll show….I know.
Michael Wilbon | Co-host of ESPN & Sports Columnist for The Washington Post- -
Cohn-Head is a candid, sweet, humorous and intensely personal story of one of America’s most recognized and well-liked sports media personalities. Linda Cohn is courageous enough to be introspective in a way that gives us insight into her personal evolution, from the difficulty of busting into the boy’s club that is the sports television industry to battling through her inner conflicts to become a mother and role model. The kind of juggling act her male colleagues can observe but never experience.
Tim Kurkjian | ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” Analyst & Author- -
Linda Cohn has been instrumental in the advancement of women in the media. Her wonderful book tells her story so well ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” analyst, Author of Is This a Great Game, or What?
Barry Melrose | ESPN NHL Analyst & Former NHL player and Head Coach- -
Linda Cohn grew up on Long Island yet becomes a Big New York Rangers fan, then she goes to college at the snowiest place on earth where she excels as a goaltender. Out of college she gets into the man’s world of TV sports and becomes a star. Who wouldn’t want to read about this lady
Bill Walton |Hall of Fame Basketball Player & ABC/ESPN sports commentator- -
Wow!!! Linda Cohn’s fascinating narrative of life and love in the testosterone driven world of American sports and ESPN is an excellent tale of one dynamic woman’s charging crusade to have it her way. Cohn-Head bares it all personally and professionally; from battles won and lost, to dreams realized and shattered. As with all things Linda Cohn, we can’t wait for what’s next, and Cohn-Head is our time traveling spaceship with Linda at the controls…Hold on everybody and enjoy the ride!!!
Kurt Russell | Award nominated actor & Star of “Miracle”- -
“Fast, funny, entertaining and revealing. The best part? The unavoidable image in the reader’s mind of Linda herself machine-gunning her own story at you like a fascinating edition of Sportscenter…Dah Dah Dah, Dah Dah Dah.”
Mike Richter | Former New York Rangers Goaltender- -
“Life isn’t always pretty, but Linda’s story is a beautiful one. It’s a compelling tale of courage, perseverance, and ultimately hope. Her humor and authenticity shine through in every page and make it impossible not to become a fan. And truth be told, Mark Messier notwithstanding, Linda is the reason we won the Stanley Cup in ’94
Chris Berman|ESPN Personality- -
I enjoyed Linda Cohn delivering the sports on radio and TV before she ever made it to ESPN, and after all these years working alongside of her, the enjoyment is tenfold! She does it the old-fashioned way…Sports by a sports fan for the sports fan