Persuasion of My Days: An Anecdotal Memoir : the Early Years

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University Press of America, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 162 pages
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Harvey Dorfman literally rose from a childhood sickbed to his place of world renown in the field of sports psychology. Here he recounts the early experiences that 'persuaded' his future years. Dorfman takes the reader along this journey to his initial experience as an educator. Writer/theologian Frederick Buechner calls the book, "moving, convincing, alive and true; these chapters are (as) authentic a picture of a boy's finding his way as any I know." This first of two volumes closes on a twenty-seven-year-old readying himself for a career that would take him from high school coaching to his current prominence in the world of professional sports.
 

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Contents

The Locomotive
1
Keystone Kids
7
First Ballgame
11
All Across
14
Checkers
17
Sledding
22
Gin Rummy
28
A New Ballgame
33
Doc Comes Through
89
A Fledgling Eagle
93
How Is Soccer Going?
98
Academics
103
Ways Means Play Works
111
Social Decorum New Art Old Instincts
118
Back on the Athletic Fields
124
A Huntley Parker Jr
129

A Real Rocky
41
Wild Pitch
50
Flyweight vs Heavyweight
57
Time Out In With Dr Belly
63
Prospect or Suspect
69
Once a Mohawk
78
Lou
82
Senior Season
137
A Real Job
143
Conflict with Cupid
149
Moving on Happily Sadly
157
About the Author
161
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Page v - The morning, which still comes To Egypt as to Israel, the round of light Which will not wheel in vain. We must each find our separate meaning In the persuasion of our days Until we meet in the meaning of the world.

About the author (2005)

Harvey Dorfman has worked in education and psychology as a teacher, counselor, coach, and consultant. In 1999, Dorfman became a full-time consultant in sport psychology and staff development for the Scott Boras Corporation, an agency that represents professional baseball players. Harvey has also been a freelance journalist, his work having appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald and Los Angeles Times, among others. For eight years, while teaching in Vermont, he wrote a weekly column entitled "Miscellany" for the Rutland Herald. His "Mind Game" column appeared in PRO, a quarterly magazine for professional athletes. Dorfman lectures at major universities and for corporations on psychology, self-enhancement, management strategies, and leadership training.

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