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The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century On and Off the Court
John Wooden with Steve Jamison

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Format: Hardcover, 64pp.
ISBN: 9780071751162
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Pub. Date: August 6, 2010

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Celebrate a century with legendary Coach John Wooden--his life lessons and winning ways. Magnificently illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs, including many from his private never-before-seen collection.

Hailed by many as the greatest coach in the history of American sports, John Wooden is as famous for his powerful personal philosophy as he is for his record-setting career achievements. In addition to being the first person inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach, he motivates, inspires, and continues to inform generations of fans with his classic worldwide bestseller, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections. In The Wisdom of Wooden, Coach Wooden offers a lifetime worth of personal insights, directives, and conclusions that are illustrated with rare documentary photographs as he reflects upon a century of shooting for the stars, striving for your best, and settling for nothing less than success.

Filled with loving personal memories, heartfelt fatherly advice, and glorious color pictures—many never seen before--The Wisdom of Wooden is an unforgettable presentation of a life spent serving and teaching others. Starting with his father's famous 7 Point Creed--including such timeless truths as "Be true to yourself" and "Make every day your masterpiece"--Coach Wooden shares the proven secrets of success and values-based vision that helped him become an All American at Purdue, a winning coach at Indiana State, and an historic national sports figure at UCLA. Most important, Coach Wooden shares his unflagging commitment to family, friends, and faith—perhaps his most important lesson of all. Ultimately, John Wooden offers each of us a proven path to success and peace of mind by teaching us how to become the best we can be.


"The Wisdom of Wooden has given me the life that I have . . . Thanks, Coach, for your faith and patience."
—Bill Walton

"The Wisdom of Wooden is a lifetime of Coach Wooden's ideas on how to live life without sacrificing your moral principles. His life is a prime example of how this can be done that we can all learn from."
—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"John Wooden sets an example for all of us by constantly striving to be the best in every aspect of his life. Throughout my life, I have found inspiration and direction in the Bible. Today, I also find inspiration and direction in the words of John Wooden."
—Tom Coughlin, Head Coach, New York Giants

"One hundred years—what an amazing life. But here's what's even more amazing about John Wooden and the timeless verities his life has embodied. One hundred years from now they will still be talking about his accomplishments and his approach."
—Bob Costas, Broadcaster

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John Wooden, UCLA's Basketball Coach Emeritus, has guided his teams to ten NCAA basketball championships over a 12-year period, including four perfect seasons and an 88-game winning streak. ESPN's "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century," Mr. Wooden was recently voted by The Sporting News as "#1 Coach of All Time." He was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. For more, visit CoachWooden.com

Steve Jamison is America's foremost author and authority on the life and philosophy of John Wooden. Mr. Jamison is a consultant to the UCLA Anderson Scool of Business’ John Wooden Global Leadership Program. He has collaborated with Coach Wooden on an award-winning PBS presentation as well as several books, including their classic bestselling book on teaching and mentoring, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections.

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