Individual Author Record
Name: Tom KertscherPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Other Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMr. Kertscher wrote for the Aurora Beacon-News
Biographical and Professional InformationThe Author is a sportswriter who grew up in Cedarsburg Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently writes for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and lives in Milwaukee with his daughter, Hailey.
Titles At Your Library
Cracked Sidewalks and French Pastry: The Wit and Wisdom of Al McGuire
ISBN: 0299183106 University of Wisconsin Press. 2002
Al McGuire was the Mark Twain of college basketball. Never was there a figure in the game so quoted and so quotable, on sports and on the human condition. This book collects more than a hundred of McGuire’s most colorful quotations, plus photographs from his life and career, in a tribute that is funny, poignant, and brimming with his streetwise sagacity.
McGuire then began a ground-breaking career in network broadcasting, adding a zest and unconventionality that the college game had never seen. His sometimes bizarre and always entertaining commentary kept viewers tuned in even after the outcome of a lopsided game was a foregone conclusion. When Al McGuire died of leukemia in 2001, the sports world lost a true original.