March 12, 2024

Thundermouth: Memoirs of a Broad Street Bully and NHL Lifer

Joe Watson, a tough-as-nails defenseman best known for a decade-long tenure with the Philadelphia Flyers and as a two-time National Hockey League All-Star selection, recalls his career in this engaging memoir.

The book opens with a lively-but-concise chapter on Watson’s upbringing, along with his younger brother (and future Flyers teammate) Jimmy, in rural Smithers, British […]


July 25, 2022

Thru the Tunnel: True Stories of Sports and Life That Empower Your Sprit

In this engaging book, Paul McDonald offers advice for living a happier, more fulfilling life.

A former NFL quarterback with a “million-dollar smile,” McDonald had seemingly made the transition from sports to a successful career in business. Yet there was a period of time when he floundered, drinking too much and working at a job […]


November 15, 2021

Coaching Like a Champion: Eight Essential Building Blocks for Taking Any Sports Program to the Next Level

Coaching like a champion, Steve Miller posits in this slim book, has little to do with X’s and O’s or overseeing repetitive drills. While those things are important, the foundation of truly outstanding coaching comes down to elements related to understanding and inspiration.

Miller names these qualities as: communication, humility, accountability, mental toughness. passion, integrity, […]


February 1, 2021

Old School: The Evolution of America’s Pastime

In Old School, former professional baseball player Ted Kubiak reflects on his history with the game while also examining the present and the potential future of America’s favorite pastime.

Major League Baseball fans of a certain age remember Kubiak for playing with the Oakland Athletics (aka the “A’s”) during its run of three consecutive World […]


September 28, 2020

The Wheels of Friend: Book 1, A Worldwide Bicycle Journey

Book 1 of The Wheels of Friend by Duluth, Minnesota-born Eric Norland recounts the first year of his around-the-world cycling adventure in 1983 at age 28.

The idea began taking shape in 1978, soon after Norland graduated from college with a degree in fine arts. His first jobs out of college, as a mechanic and […]


October 7, 2019

When Tigers Streak: The Michael Hart Story

Hardcore football fans know the name Mike Hart. He was one of the country’s top running backs during his mid-2000s tenure at the University of Michigan, ultimately finishing fifth in Heisman Trophy balloting. His subsequent NFL career was short-lived, owing to injuries, and he moved on to coaching for various college programs.

But […]


August 5, 2019

Magna Terra Smoky

Barbara Jagoda’s winning book, Magna Terra Smoky, joins the ranks of popular stories about underdog race horses who triumphed against the odds.

Magna Terra Smoky’s saga begins in 1988 on the Colorado grasslands, where the two-year-old Arabian posed a number of problems for his owner. He was shy, didn’t like or trust people and appeared […]


January 21, 2019

A Road to Barcelona

In A Road to Barcelona: A Mother’s Account, Terri Stober writes about her struggle to reconcile feelings and finances while her two daughters shoot for Olympic gold.

In looping, repetitive prose, Stober writes about the decision to let her kids, in middle and high school at the time, leave their California home to live with […]


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