Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway: Coached For Life, byEd Flaherty& Jack Uldrich

Coached For Life
The winner is Busy Working Mama!

Coached For Life by Authors Ed Flaherty and Jack Uldrich is a book that you can enjoy whether you're a sports fan or not!  This book takes you through the lives of the players who were on a Football team that won the State Championship in 1962.  The true stories show how the past 40 years of the players lives were profoundly affected by coach Flaherty and coach Uldrich.

We come across many coaches in our life, we certainly do not need to be in a sport to be coached, lessons we learn at a young age can shape who and what we become and we in turn can cause a great impact on other people's lives.  This book lets you see deep into the lives and thoughts of the players who were coached by Flaherty and Uldrich, these two men were not soft in their way of teaching and did what was needed to get their points across.  Missing an important game would happen if you screwed up, regardless of how good a player did the screwing up.  This is a great lesson to be learned, if you screw up you simply cannot expect your path to be the same as if you worked hard and did everything as expected.

I liked the lessons in this book as well as the stories, although after I was about 3/4 of the way through the book it became a bit tedious for me to read.  I think this is a book that I would prefer to read off and on instead of straight through.  Just a chapter here and there for encouragement and for a good story.  If you know anyone who is a coach, needs inspiration or is on a team, this would make a great gift!

*I was given a copy of this book for review as well as an additional copy for a give away.  I was not compensated in any other way for my honest review.  Thanks to The B&B Media Group for the complimentary copies.

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  1. Hello!
    Happy TTA!
    Thank you! I am now following you!
    Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

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  3. GFC follower already. I love to read and this sounds like a good book to add to my collection.

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  8. This sounds like a great book! Also one that my son might enjoy too!

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  10. I follow. I would like to win this book because the stories of the football players' lives being influenced by the coaches' teachings sounds very interesting. garrettsambo@aol.com


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