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Coach

Coach

Lessons on the Game of Life

by Michael Lewis
Hardback
Publication Date: 27/04/2005
RRP  $26.95 $26.25
"There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever."
There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."
The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
ISBN:
9780393060911
9780393060911
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-04-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
WW Norton & Co
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
96
Dimensions (mm):
183x132x15mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics.

He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, and The Big Short, 'probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written' (Reuters).

Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio Magazine.

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