Curt Smith is a senior lecturer of English at the University of Rochester, a GateHouse Media columnist, and the author of sixteen books, including the classic Voices of the Game. He has written for such publications as Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Washington Post and has been named to the prestigious Judson Welliver Society of former Presidential Speechwriters.
"I highly recommend it. . . . His life story has been beautifully
sculpted by Curt Smith in Pull Up a Chair. It makes for
great summer reading."--politicalmavens.com-- (06/03/2009)
"Smith...makes the perfect Scully biographer. . . . Longtime baseball fans will savor this one as they would a fine brandy. . . . Baseball used to bring out the best in those who wrote and spoke about it; Scully and Smith remind us that, in some cases, it still does."--Booklist-- (06/12/2009)
"A great new book . . . about the life and times of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully. Author Curt Smith captures . . . the great things about this very popular man and why he has lasted so long in one job, which is basically unheard of in the media world."--San Francisco Examiner-- (06/25/2009)
"[A] wonderful tribute. . . . Pull Up a Chair is a wonderful read and a fitting tribute to an 81-year-old broadcaster who hasn't lost anything off his fastball."--scottpitoniak.blogspot.com-- (06/25/2009)
"No one can truly capture Scully's use of English and sense of history in a book. Smith does as well as possible by not only telling the Scully story, but also spicing the narrative with play-by-play script."--USA Today-- (06/26/2009)