February 21, 2006
News & Opinion: Hey, Coach
Michael Lewis, author of the very popular Moneyball and Liar's Poker, quietly released a book called Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life. It is a short book (92 pages) about Lewis' high school baseball coach. The only other place I saw it was on the S+B Best of List (see leadership).
Of all places, there is a short review in February/March 2006 issue of Paste Magazine. It is a part of their Best of Movies, Music, and Books. Writer Clifton Taulbert says:
A friend handed me the book Coach by Michael Lewis. The cover was not very inviting to a non-athlete, but I accepted it...and I'm delighted I did. Through Coach Fitz's unrelenting dedication ands his own youthful athletic experience, I gained terrific insight into people building. The book is more than the journey of a single-minded coach; it's a powerful lesson on the value of being guided by a picture of life bigger than fear excuses.