Head Games

Head Games

by Christopher Nowinski
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Overview

Head Games by Christopher Nowinski

Head Games is a revealing book about America’s concussion crisis in sports. Chris Nowinski tells his remarkable story - how a former Ivy League football player and WWE wrestler fought the NFL and turned his post-concussion syndrome into a successful crusade that has made concussions one of the most important public health issues of our time. For the first time, Nowinski tells the insider story as to how concussions went from a joke to the front page, and reveals how a small group of people outmaneuvered powerful entrenched interests to expose a problem that will never again be called a silent epidemic.
The book offers eye-opening insights and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts and features professional athletes who’ve suffered career ending concussions like NHL All-Star Keith Primeau and Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist Cindy Parlow Cone. Most importantly, the book provides parents, coaches, athletes and administrators with a game plan for protecting their athletes from the potentially devastating and long-term effects of concussions.

Head Games contains Quick Response Codes (QR Codes). Simply use a handheld cellular device or tablet with QR scanning capabilities to view videos from Head Games the film, based on the book, from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) which asks , “How much of you are you willing to lose for a game?”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015642902
Publisher: Head Games the Film DE, LLC
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,046,986
File size: 654 KB

About the Author

Chris Nowinski is a co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine and the co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis. A former Harvard football player and WWE professional wrestler, his 2006 book Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis inspired the documentary Head Games directed by Steve James. Mr. Nowinski serves on the National Football League Players Association Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, the Ivy League Multi-Sport Concussion Committee, the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America, and was named a 2011 Eisenhower Fellow. Mr. Nowinski now travels the world telling his story and sharing the latest research on concussions and CTE. To learn more, visit www.chrisnowinski.com. He is represented by Kim Zayotti of Blue Sky Sports & Entertainment www.blueskyse.com

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