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

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Unforgettable life lessons from the man ESPN named its “Coach of the Century”

“A good teacher or coach must not only understand others, but himself or herself as well.”

--John Wooden

In this captivating book, beloved basketball coach John Wooden reveals the educational journey he took throughout his legendary life, from his earliest days on a small Indiana farm to the glory of his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty. Throughout My Personal Best, Coach Wooden introduces us to the men and women who shaped him and the many important life lessons they taught along the way.

Youll meet his father, Joshua, the honest, straight-shooting farmer who urged his son, “Don't try to be better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best you can be.” His mother, Roxie, a hardscrabble survivor who taught her children the value of faith and sacrifice. And his wife, Nellie, the high-school sweetheart (and ukulele virtuoso) who inspired him courtside through many games and who continued to be his inspiration throughout his life.

Youll also meet Coachs own coaches, such as Principal Earl Warriner, the feisty disciplinarian who guided Wooden through his first games and left him with the lesson that “no player is bigger or better than the team.” High school coach Glenn Curtis, otherwise known as the Ol' Fox, who taught Wooden the poetry of basketball. And Purdues Piggy Lambert, whose unbending principles and love for his team became Woodens model of what a great coach and teacher could be.

Last but not least youll meet many of the students and players who became, in the end, Coachs greatest teachers of all.

This treasure trove of all things Wooden also includes rare, never-before-seen photos from Coachs private collection. Pairing these priceless photos with evocative personal stories, this modern sports classic encompasses the arc of Woodens achievements and the spirit of his All-American experience, one that will serve as inspiration to anyone who aspires to be a coach--not only on the court but in every arena of life.

"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

"John Wooden is a 'philosopher-coach' in the truest sense: a man whose beliefs, teachings, and wisdom go far beyond sports and ultimately address how to bring out the very best in yourself and others in all areas of life."

--Bill Walsh, three-time Super Bowl champion coach

"John Wooden's teaching is timeless."-

-Bill Walton, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, NBC analyst

“Whether it be on or off the court, John Wooden has been the personification of class and intellect as player, coach, and person for over seventy years. This book is a treasure.”

--Howard Garfinkel, codirector, Five-Star Basketball Camp

“There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man.”

--Rick Reilly, Sports Illustrated

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Pairing never-before-seen photos from renowned basketball coach John Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of his larger-than-life achievements and experiencesQfrom his birth on an Indiana tenant farm to his UCLA dynasty. As he did in his perpetual bestseller "Wooden," the coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. 0-07-143792-4 / McGraw Hill Professional

About the Author

Coach John Wooden is UCLA coach emeritus, winner of 10 national championships in 12 years. He is the author of They Call Me Coach and Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of teaching and coaching. He lives in Encino, California.

Steve Jamison is a bestselling author, television producer, and public speaker. He has written two popular books with Coach Wooden and produced the award-winning PBS presentation "Wooden: Values, Victory, and Peace of Mind." He lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071437929
With:
Jamison, Steve
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
With:
Jamison, Steve
Author:
Wooden, John
Author:
Jamison, Steve
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Basketball coaches
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
Wooden, John Wooden, UCLA, basketball, coach, coaching, NCAA
Subject:
Wooden, John Wooden, UCLA, basketball, coach, coaching, NCAA, They Call Me Coach, My Personal Best, Wooden on Leadership, The Essential Wooden
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
1263
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.15x6.38x.85 in. 1.25 lbs.

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Product details 192 pages McGraw-Hill Companies - English 9780071437929 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , Pairing never-before-seen photos from renowned basketball coach John Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of his larger-than-life achievements and experiencesQfrom his birth on an Indiana tenant farm to his UCLA dynasty. As he did in his perpetual bestseller "Wooden," the coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. 0-07-143792-4 / McGraw Hill Professional

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