We are back with another episode, Episode 15 – and this time we sat down for a chat with the Author of the soon-to-be-released book “We Want Fishsticks”, Nick Hirshon.
Before I get into the book talk, I offer a rundown of all the games over the Thanksgiving break and some hard hitting analysis as always. I got pretty amped up this week, as the Islanders powerplay is fair to middling – to say the least.
Nick isn’t just an author, he’s a college professor who wrote his college thesis on – the Islanders, but he’s also obviously a huge New York Islanders fan. I reached out to Nick after seeing some promo work on his book via Twitter and we got to talking. Obviously, I invited him here and thankfully he obliged.
Like all my guests, we talked about current and past Islanders related topics, the vintage Fisherman jersey we have all come to know and love (well, some of us anyway) and even about arenas and ownership. It was a conversation I thoroughly enjoyed and as it turned out, I learned quite a bit about a few things. Did you know that the fisherman on the crest is modeled after one of the Baymen out here in East Hampton? I didn’t know that. In fact, Nick and I talked about all that after recording, in an unfortunate twist of fate – because I am related to one of the oldest fishing families on the east end.
Nick did a lot of the research for his book, and the fishermen – right here in my local library. He will be out here again in January for a book signing and we have plans to meet up in person. I’m looking forward to it.
Another quick coincidence – the Islanders, today actually, posted that the fisherman jersey is available for purchase and customization RIGHT NOW via their online store. It’s something I will be jumping on as well.
Fashion comes in 🌊 𝒘𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒔 🌊
The best part of ‘90s trends making a comeback…
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) November 30, 2018
Nick’s book “We Want Fish Sticks – The Bizarre And Infamous Rebranding of The New York Islanders” is available tomorrow, December 1st everywhere books are sold – Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @NickHirshon for all the latest! Here’s a list of signings as well, if you want to meet the author and get a book signed:
Book Talk & Signing — Saturday, December 8, at 3 p.m.
Queens Library, 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, Queens
Book Signing — Saturday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m.*
Offside Tavern, 137 W. 14th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, Manhattan
*Signing will continue throughout televised coverage of the Islanders’ away game against John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs
Book Signing — Thursday, January 10, at 4 p.m.*
Gerry Cosby & Co., 11 Pennsylvania Plaza (7th Avenue) between 31st and 32nd Streets, Manhattan
*Signing will precede the Islanders-Rangers game at nearby Madison Square Garden, just one block away.
Book Talk & Signing — Saturday, January 26, at 1 p.m.
East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, Long Island
Also, I spoke about my experience with the coffee sent over by Wayne from Kings Coast Coffee – it’s amazing! Go buy some and use the code ISLES for 10% off your entire order. Great for the Holiday season!
That’s not the only DISCOUNT CODE we have for you either, head on over to my buddy Devin’s (@YesMenOutfitter) site Yes Men Outfitters for some sweet Isles swag and use the code FAITHFUL10 for 10% off your order as well. He’s got a lot of great new designs he’s pumping out – be sure to fill someone stocking, or even your own just like me!