My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey / Edition 1

My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey / Edition 1

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by John Wooden, Steve Jamison
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071437924

ISBN-13: 9780071437929

Pub. Date: 04/23/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life

Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life

Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure. In My Personal Best, Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey.

Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Wooden's larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller Wooden, Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend.

"John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached--the code of ethics which created America's strength."
--Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles Lakers

"Most of what I know, what's made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden."
--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer

"A man of John Wooden's accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure."
--Bob Costas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071437929
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/23/2004
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
537,963
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceXI
AcknowledgmentsXV
1Indiana Farm Boy Lessons from Long Ago1
2My First Coach Principal Earl Warriner11
3High School Hero Coach Glenn Curtis21
4True Love31
5Integrity, Team Spirit, and Piggy Lambert37
6A New Job For a Terrible Coach51
7Back Home in (South Bend) Indiana61
8The Sycamores, Speed, and Segregation71
9The Pyramid Defining and Achieving Success85
10Welcome to California a Rude Awakening91
11Glorious Without Glory The Education of a Coach101
12Championships The Beginning of the Beginning119
13The First National Championship Understanding People127
14J. D. Morgan A Helping Hand141
15The Age of Alcindor147
16The Team Without?161
17The World of Walton Never Before or Since169
18A Meaningful Record A Meaningless Streak181
19The Final Buzzer at UCLA187
20The Great Loss and Love197
Credits208

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My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 11 reviews.
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John Wooden was without a doubt the greatest coach in college basketball history. However, the book is not at all about basketball. It is about life and how to live it more successfully. If you learn and apply his lessons, you will become much more successful in all areas of your life. It really is not about winning or losing, but how you play the game. And he gives you first hand information that can help you improve any undertaking. A really 'feel good' book with tons of practical lessons.
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