Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden
Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.
These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.
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My name is ChyAnne. I'm going in to 7th grade at Yulee Middle School. (On summer break now) My 3rd Period teacher (John Ball) started reading this book, Wooden: A lifetime of Observations & Reflections On & Off the Court, He called it "Quote of the Day." He'd read a paragraph to us (depending on the size) right after lunch. These quotes really got me thinking. After the quote he'd explain it to us, give us examples, put reality in our head. This book is really good. The quotes are amazing, Mr. Wooden was very smart. His quotes don't just talk about basketball or being on the or something like that. They talk about life itself.
So long story short, it won't hurt you to buy this book. It's worth the money. This book is absolutely AMAZING!
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