Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

by John Feinstein, Red Auerbach
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some interesting bits on Red Auerbach when he was a coach and some interesting tidbits about some of his former players. Way way too much about Red's personal friends who you have never heard oft and after reading the book you have no interest in ever meeting.
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Let me tell you a story Red Auerbach and John Feinstein Bay back publishers Biography "Did I ever tell you how I got Russell?" When the old coach spoke, people listened. He remembered everything. Red Auerbach may have died in recent years, but his stories can still be told over, and over, and over again. In the book, Let Me Tell You A Story, one of the greatest minds in modern history, speaks his mind, and his memories. Red's life is documented by John Feinstein, and it tells the story of a brash, basketball coach from his beginnings on the streets of Brooklyn, to his tenure in creating the greatest professional basketball dynasty of all time in Boston. The book centers on Auerbach's tuesday lunches at the China Doll, with Feinstein and many others. Red's long career and life goes long beyond his Boston Celtics dynasty time, and stretches over cities, states, and overseas. In Let Me Tell You A Story, Red Auerbach's charm, and unparalleled stories make this book good over, and over, and over, and over again. Red Auerbach, legendary coach of the Boston Celtics, is the main focus in this book. Red has a long history of travels across the states and the world, and because of this, he has many experiences in different places, and with different people. All of these different experiences provide classic stories. Red is a brash, short, coach from the streets of Brooklyn, and is the main reason behind his lunches with Feinstein, Morgan Wooten, Sam Jones, and many other of his friends from Kutshers Country Club. One of the more frequently mentioned people named in this book, is former Celtics star center Bill Russell. Russell was the complete opposite of Auerbach: Tall, African American, quiet, Protestant from a small town in Louisiana. Although they were different in appearance and in personality, both were highly respected leaders who became great friends after their retirements. Russell ends up going to only one of the lunches, but is the most mentioned Celtic in the group. Let Me Tell You A Story, is a classic biography that includes remembrance of a great coach, recounts a dynasty that changed the sport, and the nation, forever. I would recommend this book to anybody looking for a impacting biography. Feinstein's story telling from his other books such as The Last Amateurs, comes out in this book about the most celebrated coach of all time. Let Me Tell You A Story holds more than just one story; it holds a lifetime of them.
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Growing up in New York as a Knicks fan, I rooted against the Celtics every chance I could. When the Knicks were winning in the late 1960's and early 1970's, I was ecstatic because the Celtics were not. After reading this book, the Celtics and The Coach took on new meaning for me. I now have a renewed respect for them both, as I never knew how the Celtics were able to get their players and be as powerful as they were. Red Auerbach was a genius and should be admired for all that he has accomplished. John Feinstein has written a wonderful narrative of the life of The Coach and should be read by everyone....especially New Yorkers who grew up hating the team in green.