My Life on a Napkin: Pillow Mints, Playground Dreams, and Coaching the Runnin' Utes

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Hyperion Books, Mar 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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Anyone ready to write off Rick Majerus as the affable guy on the sidelines quickly changed his tune the year he led his Utah team on an extraordinary run to the final game of the NCAA championships. Now Majerus tells his own story of how a chubby kid from Sheboygan came to be America's best-loved college basketball coach. He talks about the game and players he cherishes; about how he built up a program no one ever thought could win; about how it felt to make it to the Final Four; and why -- so far -- he's turned down lucrative offers from the NBA. Filled with wit, candor, insight, and the kind of bold statements that caused Notre Dame to rescind a job offer, My Lift on a Napkin delivers what sports fans love most: good talk, good stories, and good game.

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Review: My Life On a Napkin: Pillow Mints, Playground Dreams and Coaching the Runnin' Utes

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I loved this book. It shows the many sides of Majerus: the tough coach, the funny guy, and the deeply-caring human being. I loved them all. I was very glad to learn something about his upbringing and his family, especially his dad. Read full review

Review: My Life On a Napkin: Pillow Mints, Playground Dreams and Coaching the Runnin' Utes

User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Awesome read. All about fundementals Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Majerus started as a player at Marquette University, and eventually became the team's head coach.

Jerome Bettis is now a commentator on NBC's Football Night in America.. He is the founder of The Bus Stops Here Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children, and works with the American Lung Foundation to increase asthma awareness. He lives in Atlanta.

Gene Wojciechowski is a senior writer for "ESPN The Magazine" and He has authored or coauthored eight books, including "Cubs Nation, My Life on a Napkin" (with Rick Majerus), "I Love Being the Enemy" (Reggie Miller), "Nothing But Net" (Bill Walton) and his baseball novel, "About 80 Percent Luck," He lives in Wheaton, Illinois.

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