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Coach Lessons on the Game of Life (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Lewis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 039333113X
ISBN-13: 9780393331134
Sku: 206196539
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Sales Rank: 85442
Pages:  93
Age Range:  NA
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The best-selling author of Moneyball and Liars Poker recounts a turning point that occurred when he was fourteen years old, an event during which an irascible baseball coach gave him the ball at a key point in a game and conveyed such trust that the author was inspired to perform beyond his own expectations. Reprint. *Author: Lewis, Michael *Subtitle: Lessons on the Game of Life *Publication Date: 2008/04/01 *Number of Pages: 93 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 4.50 *Height: 6.50
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The best-selling author of Moneyball and Liar's Poker recounts a turning point that occurred when he was fourteen years old, an event during which an irascible baseball coach gave him the ball at a key point in a game and conveyed such trust that the author was inspired to perform beyond his own expectations. Reprint."[Lewis] has such a gift for storytelling."-New York Times 

There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."

The coach's message was not simply about winning, but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and even now, thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

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Michael Lewis, author of LIARS' POKER and MONEYBALL, now ventures into his own life, specifically his high-school days in New Orleans a quarter-century ago, when as a young baseball player he encountered Billy Fitzgerald, fondly known as "Coach Fitz." This brief profile of the coach--a tough taskmaster who inspired Lewis to rise to heights he didn't know he was capable of--stresses Fitzgerald's insistence on self-reliance and perseverance as he taught Lewis and his teammates the importance of rising to meet a challenge--tough but valuable lessons that Lewis feels are often undervalued today.
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Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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