Reach

Hard Lessons and Learned Truths from a Lifetime in Television

By Arthur Smith and Daniel Paisner

Release

12-06-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

Release

12-06-22

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

Overview

In Reach, Arthur Smith draws on the most exciting moments of his unprecedented rise as a television producer to demonstrate how far one can go when one reaches for their dreams. Smith’s (industry-famous) charisma puts us vividly on the scene of pivotal moments in sport and television history, from a high-intensity production studio at the Olympics to back-stage at the Emmys with the Rock. We learn how some of our favorite shows got their birth, including the full story of a nearly completed deal for Donald Trump to host a Kitchen Nightmares–style rescue show for small businesses.

Arthur Smith

Author Biography

Arthur Smith is the Chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions and is an industry veteran and a pioneer in nonfiction television, known for creating some of the longest-running unscripted series in history. With two-hundred-plus shows for fifty-plus networks under Smith’s leadership, A. Smith & Co.’s credits include Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen and Fox’s longest-running reality show, American Ninja Warrior, as well as Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s The Titan Games, Mental Samurai, Pharrell Williams’s Voices of Fire, Welcome to Plathville, Unsung, American Gangster: Trap Queens, and more. 

Daniel Paisner

Author Biography

Daniel Paisner is the author of more than fifty books, including The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound; and Scratching the Horizon: A Surfing Life; and eleven New York Times bestsellers. He’s written on topics ranging from business and sports, to politics and entertainment.