To the armchair fan, the life of the sports writer is one of unalloyed joy: all-expenses-paid trips to the most exciting events in the world, the best seats in the house, and one-on-one interviews with Anna Kournikova...Well, up to a point. Where Am I And Who's Winning? describes what it's really like to make your way through the world of sport, always on deadline, always between time zones, on a frantic, chaotic and hilarious tour of the planet's most famous and most bizarre sporting venues. There's football to be watched. And Formula One. And tennis. And two Olympics, two Commonwealth Games, ocean racing, tropical cricket, curling, and of course the queen of sports - synchronised swimming. But every minute of every day there's copy to file, editors to be appeased, and daughters wanting to know when Daddy's coming home. Permanently handicapped by jet-lag and incompetence, Andrew Baker travels by bullet train, bobsled, go-kart, and (most dangerous of all) bus in his constant quest to arrive at the match/race-meeting/mountain-top on time. Between soul-enhancing visits to the Dead Goat Saloon and the Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, he breakfasts with Steve Redgrave, pub-crawls with Au
Andrew Baker has been a sports feature writer for Daily Telegraph for the last seven years. In that time he has covered more than 60 sports, flown more than 250,000 miles, and been insulted in 43 languages. This is his first book.