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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)
$17.00
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


The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 by George Howe Colt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501104794
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Published: Scribner - October 8th, 2019

For a country exhausted by a year of often violent civic and political protests, the Summer of Love and assassination of two of America’s most prominent peaceful figures, and after a fiery, three-way presidential election, college football’s The Game at Harvard against Yale on November 23, 1968, brought entertainment and sporting, gridiron rivalry. Yale, coming in nationally ranked and fielding two certain NFLers, took a 29–13 lead into the final 42 seconds, when Harvard mounted what for many was a true miracle, tying the score in what for many others was a 29–29 triumph. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk by Jon Krakauer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781984897695
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Published: Anchor - October 29th, 2019

Classic Krakauer is an appropriate title in two ways. These collected articles are classic in that they exemplify what I love about Krakauer’s entire oeuvre: his ability to make me care about subjects I otherwise would not have read about, the compassionate lens with which he views his subjects, and the richness of detail that can make topics like surfing and mountaineering feel more exhilarating on the page than in actuality. And they’re classic in another way: though they span Krakauer’s early career, they still feel as fresh and relevant today as when they were written. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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