The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams

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Crown/Archetype, Feb 17, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
Ever wonder what it would take to turn all of your dreams into reality? In The Life You Imagine, All-Star New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter shows how you can use the same game plan that helped an eight-year-old boy who fantasized about playing baseball for the Bronx Bombers grow up and become MVP of the 2000 World Series. With the help and support of both of his parents, Derek developed a practical program that would assist him in achieving all of his personal and professional aspirations-and now he shares his secrets to success so that you can get closer to living your dream, too.

In this inspiring, information-packed book, Derek provides you with the ten lessons that have guided him throughout his life on and off the field, from his dream of being a gifted, hardworking athlete to his goal of becoming an active community leader. Using personal stories from his own life as a student athlete in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a Yankee team player, Derek writes about the simple steps that put him on course for success, including:

* Setting your goals high and finding the right role models
* Being serious but still having fun
* Challenging yourself daily and not being afraid to fail
* Surrounding yourself with a strong supporting cast

Filled with rare family photos and pictures of Derek playing for the Yankees, The Life You Imagine is an intimate look into the life of a superstar athlete -- including the remarkable relationship he has with his family, what it's like to play with the Yankees, and how he's used his baseball celebrity to found the Turn 2 Foundation, a drug and alcohol prevention program for kids.

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My son needed to write a report and being a Derek Jeter fan this was great. I mean it is Derek could you go wrong. He is not a reader but finished this in no time. Read full review

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Excellent book! Highly recommended to parents, young athletes, students and coaches. Written in 2000 when Jeter was still a young major leaguer, with much of his career in front of him. His lessons ... Read full review


Set Your Goals High
Dealing with Growing Pains 23
Finding Role Models
The World Is Not Always Fair
Dont Be Afraid to Fail
Have a Strong Supporting Cast
Be Serious but Have Fun
Be a Leader Follow the Leader
Think Before You Act
Life Is a Daily Challenge

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About the author (2010)

Derek Jeter is the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees and is the founder of the Turn 2 Foundation. He divides his time between Tampa, Florida, and New York City.

Jack Curry is a baseball columnist and reporter for the New York Times. He lives with his wife in New Jersey.

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