My Personal Best by John Wooden

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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

 

About John Wooden

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John Wooden is one of two men to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice--as a player & as a coach. He was named "Coach of the Century" by ESPN, California "Father of the Year" in 1964, Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" in 1973, & AYA Humanitarian of the Year in 1995. He lives in Encino, California. JOHN WOODEN and his historic UCLA dynasty won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, including 88 straight games. Named Coach of the Century by ESPN and hailed as a leadership genius by corporate America, Mr. Wooden's published work includes the bestsellers "Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections" and "Wooden on Leadership," Visit his official website at CoachJohnWooden.com. STEVE JAMISON is America's preeminent authority on John Wooden's leadership philosophy and methodology. A popular speaker, Mr. Jamison has collaborated with Mr. Wooden on several bestselling books and an award-winning PBS presentation. Visit stevejamison.com.
 
Published May 14, 2004 by McGraw-Hill. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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