talkSPORT has launched its latest sport book, published by Simon & Schuster, Is He All That? written by the station’s Drive presenter Adrian Durham.
Titled after his on-air catchphrase, in Is He All That? Adrian Durham gives his opinions on the biggest debates in the history of football, at the same time revealing some facts and hitherto unknown stories about the game.
Is He All That? is the ninth talkSPORT book that Simon & Schuster has published following a partnership between the two companies in 2010 and Adrian Durham’s first book. Future talkSPORT titles include Clips of the Week, showcasing the greatest talkSPORT on-air gaffes from 13 years of Hawksbee and Jacobs’ iconic talkSPORT feature.
Adrian Durham joined talkSPORT in 1999 and became host of the Drive show in 2006, which he currently presents with former England cricketer Darren Gough. Drive recently achieved its highest ever number of listeners according to the latest industry figures.
Adrian Durham said: “I’ve loved football all my life so writing and researching this book has been a total joy. It’s a game that inspires passion and opinions and passionate opinions, and my aim is to convey that in Is He All That? Challenging the accepted view of matches, events, players and managers by finding facts and presenting an alternative view is what I do. It might just make you think differently about something you thought was irrefutable.”
Calum Macaulay, talkSPORT Managing Director, said: “Adrian is one of talkSPORT’s biggest personalities with some of the strongest opinions in the business, which is why Is He All That? is such an interesting and entertaining read. Our continued partnership with Simon and Schuster is a great example of how the talkSPORT brand extends far beyond the airwaves and resonates with football fans in a variety of ways.”
Ian Marshall, Simon & Schuster Head of Sport, added: “Adrian Durham’s brilliant book, Is He All That?, captures perfectly the well-informed, highly entertaining outspoken and opinionated voice of one of talkSPORT’s most popular presenters. He’s never afraid to take on football’s sacred cows, and this book is sure to amuse and provoke in equal measure – it’s the perfect starting point for any pub argument.”
Is He All That? is published by Simon & Schuster in hardback on 10 October 2013.