Don't Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up: The Inspiration of Jimmy V--One Coach, 11 Minutes, and an Uncommon Look at the Game of Life [NOOK Book]

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"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
Jimmy V was a catalyst. He was a dreamer. And he served as an inspiration to so many. Facing his own mortality, he stood tall and found the courage and bravery for one last call to arms. He took the world's biggest stage and delivered some of the world's biggest lessons. These lessons were the...

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Don't Give Up...Don't Ever Give Up: The Inspiration of Jimmy V--One Coach, 11 Minutes, and an Uncommon Look at the Game of Life

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"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
Jimmy V was a catalyst. He was a dreamer. And he served as an inspiration to so many. Facing his own mortality, he stood tall and found the courage and bravery for one last call to arms. He took the world's biggest stage and delivered some of the world's biggest lessons. These lessons were the heart of the speech and the inspiration for this book.

But it all started with a speech...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402247149
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,316,512
  • File size: 938 KB

Meet the Author

Robyn Freedman Spizman is a New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books and a well-known television and radio personality
heard nationally. A foremost gift expert, she reports on gifts that keep on giving and is the creator of TheGiftionary.com. For three decades,
Robyn has appeared in the media, including frequent appearances on NBC's Today Show and CNN. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with
her husband, Willy, and is the patient wife and mother of a family of devoted sports fans. Learn more about Robyn at robynspizman.com.

Justin Spizman, Esq., is a former prosecutor and currently practices criminal defense and DUI law for a private law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of The Insider's Guide to Your First Year of Law School. A die-hard sports fan and dedicated fan of Jim Valvano, Justin has lived by Jim's words of wisdom in The Speech. Justin spends his free time with his wife Jaime, playing basketball, and watching sports with their trusted dog Guinness by their side.

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On March 4, 1993, Jim Valvano made history. He was honored with the inaugural Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award at the first annual ESPY Awards presentation. No one knew it at the time, but the speech he delivered would make an indelible mark on the hearts of every listener. Just a year before his famous ESPY speech, Jim was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He was part of just 2 percent of all cancer patients whose doctors could not figure out the origin of the cancer. Because of this rare situation, Jim's cancer was extremely difficult to fight. Doctors told him he had only a short time to live, and on the night of the speech, Jim was covered in tumors and could hardly muster the strength to make it to the stage to accept his award. However, even though he was in unbearable amounts of pain, Jim, known to millions of fans as "Jimmy V" delivered one of the most moving and courageous speeches that anyone has had the privilege to hear. He didn't plan it that way; it's just who he was. The words he spoke in those eleven minutes contained powerful lessons on how to live a full and meaningful life. Years later, his inspirational message has survived the test of time.

At the time of the speech, Jim did not know the lasting effect his words would have, but he knew he had a message in his heart, which would hopefully encourage people to support an important cause. Since 1993, The V Foundation, founded by ESPN and inspired by Jim Valvano, has raised many millions of dollars to find a cure for cancer.

After his speech, there was an outpouring of love for Jimmy V and a landslide of support for his cause, which has only gained momentum over the past fifteen years. While Jimmy V's life and valiant battle inspired people to give, the life lessons offered in the speech are inextricably linked to The V Foundation's core message. The V Foundation embodies Jim Valvano's spirit and commitment to making a significant difference and winning big in the game of life.

Jim Valvano gives us hope, and his speech continues to remind us of how one person's thoughts and desires can truly make a difference. His message was simple, yet profound. People facing challenges in life, from illness or other circumstances, need to continue daily to keep hope and courage alive. They need to embrace life to its fullest, focusing on the important things and letting the little things be exactly what they are...little things. Jimmy V taught us that living each day as if it were our last is powerful, and that each day is a blessing and each moment a gift. Cherishing life was at the core of Jimmy V's message; never forgetting that no matter what you face, either professionally or personally, "Don't give up, don't ever give up."

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Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Introduction     ix
The Speech     xiii
Lesson 1: Cherish Time, Treasure the Moment    1
Lesson 2: Make a Habit of Wild Enthusiasm    13
Lesson 3: Laugh, Think, and Cry     23
Lesson 4: Live the Big Picture    35
Lesson 5: Out-Dream Yourself    47
Lesson 6: Believe in Something Passionately     59
Lesson 7: Don't Ever Give Up    71
About The V Foundation    85
About the Authors     89

Justin Spizman, Esq., is a former prosecutor and currently practices criminal defense and DUI law for a private law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of The Insider's Guide to Your First Year of Law School. A die-hard sports fan and dedicated fan of Jim Valvano, Justin has lived by Jim's words of wisdom in The Speech. Justin spends his free time with his wife Jaime, playing basketball, and watching sports with their trusted dog Guinness by their side.

Robyn Freedman Spizman is a New York Times bestselling author of dozens of books and a well-known television and radio personality
heard nationally. A foremost gift expert, she reports on gifts that keep on giving and is the creator of TheGiftionary.com. For three decades,
Robyn has appeared in the media, including frequent appearances on NBC's Today Show and CNN. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with
her husband, Willy, and is the patient wife and mother of a family of devoted sports fans. Learn more about Robyn at robynspizman.com.

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