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    Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine

    Really interesting
    by tsl73 on April 18, 2011

    This is a case of a solid journalist being in the right place at the right team. The book follows the multi-year path of a young, highly-touted (The next LaBron James) basketball player playing in a grassroots league. Catalogs the emergence of jr. high and high school recruiting by college and pro teams and even features a number of villains in the form of the coaches and other greedy adults lurking around the fringes of the sport and the boys and their families.

    Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine

    Fascinating.
    by nfmlnk on April 15, 2011

    An interesting look into grassroots basketball in the US. An easy and quick read following one young boys journey through the system.

    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    Not a baseball fan, but I still liked it.
    by tsl73 on April 12, 2011

    I typically like Michael Lewis' books and this was no exception. The book is filled with interesting people and an iconoclastic approach to baseball team management -- which has now, some years later, become more widely-adopted by professional clubs.

    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)

    Helped to change the way I run...and a good story
    by tsl73 on April 5, 2011

    I'd been plagued by lower leg pain for years every time I ran, so I was always open to trying new things to get relief. After a bunch of experimentation on myself, I discovered that if I incorporated some of the elements of barefoot running, I could run not only faster then before, but also with less effort and virtually no pain. This book tells a very fun story with a colorful cast of characters and the thinking behind how we as humans are designed to run is very thought provoking. This was a quick read that actually was part of a meaningful and positive change in my life...I can't say that about too many books.

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