Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports

Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports

by Brian Kilmeade, Jim Brown
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Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports by Brian Kilmeade, Jim Brown

What do Henry Kissinger, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, and Jon Bon Jovi all have in common? They have all reached the top of their respective professions, and they all credit sports for teaching them the lessons that were fundamental to their success. In his years spent interviewing and profiling celebrities, politicians, and top business people, popular sportscaster and Fox & Friends cohost Brian Kilmeade has discovered that nearly everyone shares a love of sports and has a story about how a game, a coach, or a single moment of competition changed his or her life.

These vignettes will entertain, surprise, and inspire readers with their insight into the lives of America's most respected and well-known personalities -- many of whom have never before shared these memories publicly. How did Henry Kissinger's experience on an all-Jewish soccer team in Nazi Germany shape him for his future role as a statesman? Why did Tony Danza need to pick himself off the canvas and score a knockout in the boxing ring to grab the part of Tony Banta in Taxi? How did Jon Bon Jovi's genes short-circuit his dreams of playing for the New York Giants, and why did that have such an important impact on his life? How did soccer, not stand-up comedy, play such a big role in Jon Stewart's staggering success in the kill-or-be-killed world of late-night talk?

Kilmeade presents more than seventy of these stories straight from the memories of the men and women themselves and those who were closest to them. From competition to camaraderie, failure to success, humiliation to glory, individual achievement to teamwork, the world of sports encompasses it all and enriches our lives. As Kilmeade observes, "They allow us to compete and sacrifice, to build character and, even if only for a moment, to transcend the everyday." The Games Do Count reveals this simple and compelling truth: America's best and brightest haven't just worked hard -- they've played hard -- and the results have been staggering!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060736767
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/04/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 541,465
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Cohost of cable television's number one morning show, Fox & Friends, Brian Kilmeade has reported on or provided live coverage of every major American sport over the last twenty years. He lives in Massapequa, New York, where he still coaches soccer.

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Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK THAT I SIMPLEY COULD NOT PUT DOWN. I COULD NOT BELIEVE ALL OF THE FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT WERE IN HERE THAT WERE SO TALENTED EVEN BEFORE THEY WERE POLITICANS.ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WERE VERY SPECIAL AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER AND YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK EVEN IF YOUR NOT A SPORTS FAN SO YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW SPECIAL THESE PEOPLE REALLY ARE.
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