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The Eighth Wonder of the World: The True Story of André the Giant by Bertrand Hébert - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781770414662
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Published: ECW Press - April 14th, 2020

The next in a recent deluge of biographies of the legendary "8 foot tall" giant of the world of pro wrestling and entertainment. Hebert seeks to separate truth from fiction in this all-encompassing biography, but the minutiae of facts and dates often bog down the narrative. The writing won't win any awards, but fans of Andre may want to add this to their collection. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


The Road to San Donato: Fathers, Sons, and Cycling Across Italy by Robert Cocuzzo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781680512441
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2019

This one took me off guard in the best way possible. What starts off as an enjoyable ramble about a Boston area father and son mountain bike trek through the hills of Tuscany to the town of their patriarchal homeland becomes so much more upon their arrival in San Donato. It is not just the reader's growing emotional stake in the lives of the two main protagonists (narrator and father), but the history of that small town and its role in protecting the lives of Jews during WWII is both remarkable and truly touching. And if that doesn't put the tear in your eye, Cocuzzo's artful, auto-biographical tale of family, heredity and father and son, multi-generational bonds will do it for sure. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Jon Fine


The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant - Book Review

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By Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson (Introduction by), Pau Gasol (Foreword by), Andrew D. Bernstein (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374201234
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Published: MCD - October 23rd, 2018

Bryant's tragic death gives his core message more urgency: hard work, dedication, discipline, preparation, respect, and drive are all mandatory in the pursuit of excellence, and achievement should always be celebrated because even the greatest successes eventually come to pass. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey - Book Review

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By W. Timothy Gallwey, Pete Carroll (Foreword by), Zach Kleinman (Preface by)
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ISBN: 9780679778318
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 27th, 1997

Gallwey urges tennis players to trust their instincts, and not over-think,while on the court. By extension, he advocates a focused appreciation of our natural abilities off the court as a means to counter the damaging effects of self- criticism, worry, and fear of failure. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever by Mark Frost - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781401309619
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Published: Hachette Books - March 17th, 2009

Driving 1957's economic fairway, Mark Frost revisits Bing Crosby's golf course in Monterrey, California, where two millionaires made a wager, one claiming the two amateurs he helped sponsor could beat anybody, hole for hole, goading the second millionaire to hire for one day golf's two top money-winners. Frost profiles the ensuing match as a bet on ambition against business, leisure versus sport, looking at celebrity's growing influence on American values and its social ramifications, and then at the four players, who each aspire to better themselves on the links, and how the wager and "The Match" at once inspired onlookers' awe and altered the nature of how we play games. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football by Michael Holley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316266901
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Published: Hachette Books - September 5th, 2017

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have redefined success in the NFL, a league which spent the decades before their arrival in New England in 2001 shaping and enforcing rules and standards, so as to create parity among its franchises. Boston sports journalist Michael Holley looks at how the coach and quarterback share an understanding of how people win, and how with that understanding, have together elevated their Patriots to a dominance both revered and reviled around the league, and even across the nation, which in itself teams to try and win against them, in court if not on the gridiron. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


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