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Head Games
     

Head Games

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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,

Overview

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?”

Editorial Reviews

Cindy Parlow
"HEAD GAMES is an alarming and educational journey on concussions in sports. If you are an athlete, work with athletes or simply love an athlete; HEAD GAMES is a must-read to help ensure their short and long-term safety."
-- Cindy Parlow, 3-time Olympic Medalist, World Cup Champion and US National Soccer Team (1996-2004)
Taylor Twellman
"When I first met Chris Nowinski, I knew he had the passion and commitment to make a difference in the world of concussions. His book, HEAD GAMES, speaks to the severity and dangers of concussions and is a must-read for everyone. His work and determination have inspired me to promote increased education, awareness and recognition of the concussion injury."
-- Taylor Twellman, 2005 MLS MVP, 5-time All-Star and Founder of ThinkTaylor.Org
Mick Foley
"With the release of HEAD GAMES Chris Nowinski has become the Paul Revere of the study of traumatic encephalopathy; sounding the alarm about the growing concussion crisis in sports. Nowinski's work has been of incalculable benefit to the lives of countless athletes, coaches and parents."
-- Mick Foley, 3-time WWE World Champion and Author of "Have A Nice Day"
Keith Primeau
"Knowing about concussions and really understanding concussions are two very different things. My lack of understanding ended my career. Chris has presented insight that could save yours."
-- Keith Primeau, 15-year NHL veteran, 2-time All-Star and Co-Founder of stopconcussions.com

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:
979,737
File size:
654 KB

Meet 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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