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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Lewis Narrator: Michael Lewis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life.

"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." 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 now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kenneth | 2/3/2014

    " Great read. Caused me to think back on my athletic experiences and how they shaped my life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leonora | 12/31/2013

    " What I assume was an essay stretched out to fit in a novella format. A nice read but a lot of it is very much "Kids/parents today!!!, doesn't really compare to Lewis' other work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darryl Stangry | 11/19/2013

    " Very short read but resonates with anyone who has had a coach / mentor / advisor with a profound influence. While a predecessor to The Blind Side, this book mentions Sean Tuohy, the father in Blind Side as he grew up with Lewis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt | 11/15/2013

    " Very good short book. Deals with being part of a team, making committments, being a parent, and understanding what some brilliant coaches are trying to teach us at young ages through their unconventional ways. I strongly reccommend this book to anyone whether you have an interest in baseball or not. "

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