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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Blauner, various authors Narrator: Brian Troxell, Marianne Fraulo, Robin Bloodworth, Susan Larkin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2014 ISBN: 9781478982784
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Twenty-five celebrated writers share the inspiring words and timeless wisdom of the athletic coaches who changed and influenced their lives and pass on the sage advice they received.

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  • Perfect...refreshing...makes a true connection with the reader...Sweet and often funny vulnerability, revealing the part of the writer that is willing to be coached...The collection has perfect 'pitch.' Writers pay tribute to coaches in the purest sense, showing their lasting influences. USA Today
  • A superlative book...The stories in this anthology are, by turns, funny, wise, poignant, and always inspirational...Coach features an all-star roster of writers who take great joy in writing about the coaches who shaped their lives...This is a book you will cherish. ESPN
  • This intriguing collection of essays will remind anyone who's ever been coached that it can be a powerful experience. Coaches come in all sorts of flavors. The gruff and the kind appear here, as do the wise and the foolish, the encouraging and the destructive, and some in whom lots of these qualities and inclinations are curiously mixed. What the coaches share, at least for remarkable collection of writers chronicling the coaching dodge, is that they are unforgettable. Bill Littlefield, Host of National Public Radio's "Only a Game"
  • This vivid, eloquent exploration of the connections between kids and their coaches is a memoir gym, a series of stories ranging from inspiration life-changing coaches to sadistic life-changing coaches. These stories speak to any parent whose child is being coached and to anyone who has ever been benched, been yelled into excellence or been told to drop and do another fifty. Funny, sad, and inspirational. Susan Cheever, Prize-winning author of Home Before Dark
  • Coaches - after parents, offspring, siblings, religious leaders, teachers, and rulers - are the most important being on earth. Good ones can change your world. Bad ones, too. From E.M. Swift's crusty, old Frank Ward to Christine Brennan's protective Miss O. - the whistle-tooters in 'Coach' prove the point again and again: coaches REALLY matter. Rick Telander, author of Heaven Is a Playground
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About the Author

Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. He is the editor of Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference; Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry; and Central Park: An Anthology. He is also coeditor of Anatomy of Baseball. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, he is a member of PEN and the National Book Critic Circle.

About the Narrators

Brian Troxell is an Atlanta-based actor and voice talent who can be seen and heard on television, film, radio, podcasts, and the live stage. Brian is a regular cast member of the Sketchworks sketch comedy troupe, and performs regularly with the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. He can also be heard as a cast member of the Harry Strange Radio Drama.

Marianne Fraulo has run the gamut from experimental theater in Italy to club comedy in NYC. Marianne is a founding member and former artistic director of Theatrical Outfit.

Robin Bloodworth is an AEA actor that has worked extensively in theater, regionally and in NY, as well as in film and television. He has been fortunate enough to narrate over 60 titles with ListenUp.