John Tournour, known to his many listeners and fans as JT the Brick, is one of the biggest sports radio personalities in America. Making it as a sports radio host is almost impossible, and JT went about it in a fearless way, leaving a lucrative position as a Merrill Lynch stockbroker to pursue his dream. But Tournour's hardest challenge would come when his best friend and mentor, Andrew Ashwood was diagnosed with cancer. THE HANDOFF is about JT the Brick's rise to sports radio stardom, and how his entire view of life changed as his best friend fought a losing battle to a deadly disease. As Andrew heroically endured chemotherapy treatment after treatment, Tournour was at his side, marveling at his friend's bravery and trying to be there for him as best he could. THE HANDOFF is about facing your fears, the power of connection, and the incredible lessons Tournour learned from his dear friend.
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“Reminds me of Tuesdays with Morrie with a ‘bro-code.’ It’s fast-paced, poignant—at times funny—story that leaves a lifetime impression.”
Curt Menefee, host of Fox NFL Sunday
About the Authors
John Tournour began his radio career in 1995 after winning Jim Rome’s first annual Great American Smack-Off. In 2001, Fox Sports Radio hired him to host what has become the top syndicated nighttime sports radio show in America. He’s been working for the Oakland Raiders for the past fifteen years, doing pre-game, post-game, and now the weekly Raiders Report. He lives in Las Vegas with his family.
Alan Eisenstock has written extensively for television shows, magazine articles, plays, and advertising copy. After a very successful career he recently began focusing exclusively on prose. His books include In Stitches, written with Dr. Anthony Youn, Cancer on $5 a Day with Robert Schimmel, The Kindergarten Wars, Ten on Sunday, and Sports Talk among many others.