Wins Losses and Lessons:An Autobiography Lou Holtz
Experiences of acquiring hearing loss: Lessons for rehabilitation: Christine DePlacido
Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron. In his most telling work to date, the man still known as ´´Coach´´ by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others. His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Holtz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001312/bk_harp_001312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Dear Sam, my life was changed the moment you were born.” So begins this remarkable collection of 32 intimate and compassionate letters that Dan (´´Pop”) Gottlieb wrote to Sam, his grandson. Frank and honest, they address the same challenges we all face, each in our own way, and listening to them delivers an inspiring and emotional punch. Although the themes of the letters are universal, they draw from a highly personal well of experience. Dan Gottlieb has been paralyzed from the neck down since a nearly fatal automobile accident 25 years ago. His grandson Sam was diagnosed at 14 months old with Pervasive Developmental Disability, a severe form of autism. Dan wrote these letters with the hope that Sam would one day be able to read them and, through them, get to know his grandfather.Yet you will find no self-pity or regret in these letters. They sing with the purity of a grandfather’s love, understanding, concern, and wisdom, and cover universal life lessons: dealing with parents, coping with school, falling in love, living with disappointment, experiencing joy, and achieving personal success. Written with keen intelligence and hard-won sensitivity, these are letters that illuminate the moments a man and a boy share. Dan’s healing voice of tolerance, hope, and experience is inspiring and serves as a wonderful reminder that, regardless of our abilities and limitations, we all share in the human condition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Gottlieb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000417/bk_gdan_000417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After being endorsed by Eric Thomas, the Hip Hop Preacher and Mark Dantonio, head football coach at Michigan State University, Shon Hart knew that From Average 2 Elite was a game changer. Do you feel stuck? On the fast track to nowhere? Just need that little something to be refocused, and revitalized? This is the book for you! You don´t have to be average, you can be elite! Learn how to turn every single one of your losses into lessons. From Average 2 Elite will help you emerge from the ashes of mediocrity to beauty of elitism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shon Y. Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148437/bk_acx0_148437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For so many people, whether your addiction is to a substance or merely to a certain way of thinking or acting, a profound humbling occurs when you realize that your problem is bigger than you are. The terror of realizing, even dimly, that you have no control over a self-destructive pattern of behavior - that as much as you would want to, you simply cannot stop - can mark a crucial turning point in your life. At that point, you go in one of two directions: either way, way down, or way, way up.... This audio is for you if you know in your heart that you are an addict, and that you are powerless before your addictive behavior. As the title promises, Marianne Williamson looks at weight loss from a spiritual perspective, bringing you 30 lessons that can be done separately or in conjunction with any other serious spiritual path. These 30 lessons are completely separate from anything related to diet or exercise - they will retrain your consciousness in the area of weight in order to break the cycle of overeating, dieting, and shame that rules so many lives. Finally, Marianne has brought you what you’ve been waiting for: help to heal your addiction once and for all! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marianne Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/000262/bk_hayh_000262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The People vs. O. J. Simpson ranks indisputably as the trial of the century. It featured a double murder, a celebrity defendant, a perjuring witness, and a glove that didn´t fit. The trial became a media circus of outrageous proportions that led the judge to sequester the jury, eject disruptive reporters, and fine the lawyers thousands of dollars. Now an insider at The People vs. O. J. Simpson reveals the untold story of the most widely followed trial in American history and the indelible impact it has had on the judiciary, the media, and the public. As the Los Angeles Superior Court´s media liaison, Jerrianne Hayslett had unprecedented access to the trial - and met with Judge Lance Ito daily - as she attempted, sometimes unsuccessfully, to mediate between the court and members of the media and to balance their interests. In Anatomy of a Trial, she takes listeners behind the scenes to shed new light on people and proceedings and to show how the media and the trial participants changed the court-media landscape to the detriment of the public´s understanding of the judicial system. For those who think they´ve already read all there is to know about the Simpson trial, this audiobook is an eye-opener. Hayslett kept a detailed journal during the proceedings, in which she recorded anecdotes and commentary. She also shares previously undisclosed information to expose some of the myths and stereotypes perpetuated by the trial, while affirming other stories that emerged during that time. By examining this trial after more than a decade, she shows how it has produced a bunker mentality in the judicial system, shaping media and public access to courts with lasting impact on such factors as cameras in the courtroom, jury selection, admonishments from the bench, and fair-trial/free-press tensions. The first account of the trial written with Judge Ito´s cooperation, Anatomy of a Trial is a pause-registering narrative. It also 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheila Book. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021843/bk_acx0_021843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.