February 21, 2006

News & Opinion: Hey, Coach

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:01 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy, Personal Development & Human Behavior

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.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.