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4th and Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream
     

4th and Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream

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by Monte Burke
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Prelude: The Max Factor 7
It's a Fabulous Life! 8
Choosing a Canine Partner 14
A Rainbow of Purebred Dogs 24
A Gay Group System 42
Matchmaker: A-Z 56
And Puppy Makes Three 114
A Major Fabulous Purchase 120
Enter the Family Dog 134
The Other End of the Rainbow

Overview

Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Prelude: The Max Factor 7
It's a Fabulous Life! 8
Choosing a Canine Partner 14
A Rainbow of Purebred Dogs 24
A Gay Group System 42
Matchmaker: A-Z 56
And Puppy Makes Three 114
A Major Fabulous Purchase 120
Enter the Family Dog 134
The Other End of the Rainbow Leash 156
Studs and Bitches: The Secret Sex Lives of Dogs 168
Sharing Your Life 176
The Rainbow Tour: Stepping Out in Gay Society 188

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
We all like to dream big when it comes to pursuing our goals, but the truth is, the real world too often gets in the way. That's why Joe
Moglia's story is so fulfilling. Joe dared to chase his dreams, and this wonderful book captures his story in a way that is both gripping and unforgettable.
—Jim Nantz, CBS Sports

The story of Joe Moglia is equal parts sports, business, and family. In 4th and Goal, we clearly see that the common denominator is passion, and we end up rooting for Joe as he gets one last shot at his dream.
—Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Season of Life

Captivating . . . Burke combines snappy magazine prose with the natural drama of Joe Moglia's unlikely career arc.
—Publishers Weekly

No one should ever be ashamed of letting practicality and responsibility take their dreams away. But what an inspiration Joe is to never let his dream die. After reading his story, I remind myself I still have my own unfulfilled dreams to pursue.
—Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer

For many of us, coaching football is more than a way of life. It's a calling. Joe Moglia clearly understands this, and his story is both powerful and inspiring. If you're a football fan, this is a book you must read."
— Bill Cowher, legendary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

A winning story for fans of Friday Night Lights and believers in the American dream.
—Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
The story of a successful CEO who left his position to pursue a long-deferred dream of becoming a college football coach. In 1983, Joe Moglia was the defensive coordinator for Dartmouth's football team. He was also a husband and a father of four, and he was faced with a decision: continue slowly climbing the college coaching ladder, not making enough money to support his family, or turn his back on that dream and pursue something more lucrative. A great deal of hard work and chutzpah later, he had secured a comfortable position with Merrill, which he left to take over foundering TD Ameritrade. Moglia turned the company around, making it one of the most stable and respected brokerages in the country. After eight years, and at age 60, he left to pursue coaching. Breaking into college-level coaching at this age proved to be a different challenge, which left him back where he'd started, clawing his way through the ranks of coaching. Burke (Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World-Record Largemouth Bass, 2006, etc.) does Moglia's story justice, showing how his strengths in finance helped lift his coaching of a small UFL franchise into financial stability. A winning record for the team, almost essential for Moglia to achieve his college coaching dream, was another matter. The team struggled, and as the focus shifted from a winning record to saving face, Moglia's perspective on his dream also shifted. Burke's approach is unique among financial, business and sports books, as it's not crucial to understand much about football or money to enjoy the book. A winning story for fans of Friday Night Lights and believers in the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455514045
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,247,405
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
We all like to dream big when it comes to pursuing our goals, but the truth is, the real world too often gets in the way. That's why Joe Moglia's story is so fulfilling. Joe dared to chase his dreams, and this wonderful book captures his story in a way that is both gripping and unforgettable.
—Jim Nantz, CBS Sports

The story of Joe Moglia is equal parts sports, business, and family. In 4th and Goal, we clearly see that the common denominator is passion, and we end up rooting for Joe as he gets one last shot at his dream.
—Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Season of Life

Captivating . . . Burke combines snappy magazine prose with the natural drama of Joe Moglia's unlikely career arc.
—Publishers Weekly

No one should ever be ashamed of letting practicality and responsibility take their dreams away. But what an inspiration Joe is to never let his dream die. After reading his story, I remind myself I still have my own unfulfilled dreams to pursue.
—Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer

For many of us, coaching football is more than a way of life. It's a calling. Joe Moglia clearly understands this, and his story is both powerful and inspiring. If you're a football fan, this is a book you must read."
— Bill Cowher, legendary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

A winning story for fans of Friday Night Lights and believers in the American dream.
—Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Monte Burke is a staff writer at Forbes magazine, and has also written for the New York Times, Outside, Men's Journal and Town & Country, among others.

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