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The Sportscaster's Daughter

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Selected by Redbook Magazine as one of the Best Books of 2016.
Millions of people watched sportscaster George Michael each week on the Sports Machine, including his daughter Cindi. Cindi Michael appears to live a charmed life: she s happily married, has a successful career, and is a loving mom to two wonderful children. Yet she longs for a father who hasn t spoken to her i
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published August 23rd 2016 by She Writes Press
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Kristina
The Sportcaster's Daughter is Cindi Michael's account of her turbulent childhood growing up and her 20 year estrangement from her father, (the famed sportscaster who raised her), and most of the rest of her family.

This is a well-written, heart wrenching story--the only issue, and I guess it is an issue with all memoirs, is that it is only her account, only her viewpoint of everything that happened leading up to the estrangement with her father. Late in the book she includes a letter from her fa
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Betty Hafner
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read! With a son who's a sports nut, I watched George Michael regularly on TV in my DC area home. I couldn't put this memoir down, not to learn more about him, but to follow his bright, hard-working daughter deal with her narcissistic father, absent mother, and insensitive young stepmother. In colorful, easy-to-read language we watch her raise herself, take care of the house, and watch over a younger sibling, as her father cruelly lashes out at her. Ms. Michael lets us in on the pain of co ...more
Kayti Raet
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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In The Sportscaster's Daughter, a moving memoir by Cindi Michael, the daughter of legendary sportscaster George Michael.
Anyone looking at Cindi would see a person with a charmed life, a loving husband, beautiful children and a successful career.
She seems to have it all yet she still longs for the love of her estranged father, having been abruptly ousted when she began to show independence and refused to bend to his controlling demands.
Still, throughout her twenties s
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Nancy Chadwick
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An honest, compelling memoir, Michael writes from the soul to make sense of her life as the sportscaster's daughter.
Teresa Kander
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Debi Lantzer
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I tore into the four books included with Part Two of the Magic of Memoir Blog Book Tour, and then came back to reading this one. The Sportscaster's Daughter is written by Cindi Michael and it's a story I never would have known about, had I not had the opportunity to join this blog tour!

As I have said on many occasions throughout life, there are always two sides to every story because peoples' perceptions of things are never the same. In The Sportscaster's Daughter, we hear Cindi Michael's sharin
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Gregg
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: autobiography, sports
This is a very powerful and brutally honest book.
Kristen
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In "The Sportscaster's Daughter," Cindi Michael, daughter of legendary DJ and sportscaster George Michael, relates the story of her troubled life. After her parents' break-up in the 1970s, George gains custody of Cindi and her siblings, balancing fatherhood with his busy career. Although Cindi views him as her protector, his temper, increasing job pressures, and a new wife conspire to alienate him from the children (or at least from Cindi). Cindi makes her way through early love affairs (includi ...more
Holly
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Sportscaster's Daughter is the story of forgiveness & strength from a family that wants nothing to do with you. Cindi Michael was the middle child of three kids, of the famed sportscaster George Michael. When Cindi was around eleven years old, her family was torn apart with her father fighting for custody of all three kids. As time went on, Cindi had to fight to be included in the family until several decisions that she made, that lead to her been excluded from the family. It takes a fai ...more
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