Sum it Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 667 pages
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Pat Summitt learned the game of basketball against three brothers who gave no quarter. She won an Olympic medal and, at twenty-two, became head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. Over four decades, she established Tennessee as the most elite team in the country and won more games than anyone in NCAA Division I history. The records and accolades didn't mean nearly as much to her as her coaches and players. She balanced career and marriage and motherhood. Summitt has contended with heart problems, rheumatoid arthritis, and early onset Alzheimer's disease. Sum It Up is an honest look at an extraordinary life.

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Review: Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

Fantastic. I've never been a big fan of women's basketball, or of team sports in general. I knew who Pat Summitt was, but not much else. I found this book by searching for Alzheimer's memoirs, so the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy Schober - Goodreads

An inspiring story about a remarkable woman. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Sally Jenkins was born on October 22, 1960. She is a sports columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post. She has also worked for Sports Illustrated and acted as a correspondent on CNBC as well as on NPR's All Things Considered. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English Literature. Jenkins is also known for some of her famous interviews such as Joe Paterno, Head football coach of Pennsylvania State University and Lance Armstrong. In 1986, Jenkins was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for stories about the cocaine-related death of University of Maryland All-American Len Bias. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2000. It was also number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. This book was also awarded the Christopher Award for Adult Books in 2001. It also appeared in the Texas Tayshas Reading List from 2001 to 2002. In 2002 she won the Associated Press┐s Columnist of the Year Award. Her title Sum It Up: 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective made The New York Times best seller list for 2013. Her titles include: No Finish Line, Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Blue Bloods┐and Won, The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation and The State of Jones.

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