Quicklet on Michael Lewis' Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life Anita Y. Tsuchiya Author
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ABOUT THE BOOK The book expands on an article, Coach Fitzs Management Theory, Lewis wrote for The New York Times in 2004. A mere 90 pages, the book lacks definitive chapters. Instead, it is simply organized into sections that alternate between flashbacks from Lewis high school years of 1975-8, and his investigation of a conflict at his alma mater in 2004. Lewis constructs his story around themes of duality: past and present, boy and man, coach and parents, fans and critics, memory and investigation, invention and truth. The end result combines a deeply personal memoir about an influential figure from Lewis boyhood with an exploration into the modern coach-athlete relationship. MEET THE AUTHOR Anita Y. Tsuchiya has been writing for pay for about 15 years. She is fluent in a variety of styles--journalistic, academic, scientific, technical; and across a variety of media--print, web, social. Anita likes to think outside the box, while still keeping track of how far shes pushed the envelope. In addition to writing and editing, she enjoys designing layouts and graphics. Long ago, she was a sponsored athlete and speed freak. Nowadays, she prefers the pursuit of inner peace through yoga and tai qi. She grew up in the Bay Area of California back when Silicon Valley was prune orchards and garlic fields, graduating from San Leandro High and then U.C. Davis. After a decade of living in the Pacific Northwest, shes now happily settled in Salt Lake City, UTalthough she does miss the seafood. She shares her home with Molly and Linus, a pair of dogs devoted to teaching her about enjoying life to the fullest. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/anita.tsuchiya Twitter: http://twitter.com/BeesGal_slc Blog: http://www.chiburibird.net/sabaku/ EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Lewis is riveted by the impassioned speech, which includes references from Aesop and Mark Twain. The point, Coach Fitz tells them, is they are spending all their energies on foolish and frivolous activities instead of preparing for those challenges in life that cannot be resolved with anything other than hard work. He reminds them that hard work, not their parents payment of the school tuition, is how ballplayers make the team. With this generational psychology at play, its no wonder Baby Boomer coaches feel frustrated trying to communicate with todays young athletes. And the frustration is mutual. Old-school mannerisms, such as eye contact and a firm handshake, are meant to convey professionalism and confidence. Except these non-verbal cues dont translate well into the CHAPTER OUTLINEQuicklet on Michael Lewis' Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life + Dedication + About the Book + About the Author + Overall Summary + ...and much moreMichael Lewis' Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

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