With Father’s Day approaching, we pulled together some recent good reads to take a look at for dad, brother, uncle or granddad;
Animal, by George Steele. He was one of the notorious villians in professional wrestling in the 1960’s and ‘60’s, known for eating turnbuckles. In reality he is one of sport’s first deep thinking marketing mavens of the WWE, helping grow the sport to where it is today. A great look back at the early formative days of professional wrestling.
Earn the Right to Win: How Success in Any Field Starts with Superior Preparation by Tom Coughlin and David Fisher. The current Giants coach has won two Super Bowls, through years of relentless preparation and old-school resilience. He teaches his players that you can never guarantee a win, but you can always earn the right to win—with focus, consistency, hard work, and anticipation of obstacles. A step by step primer on how ideals on the field can translate into business.
Earl The Pearl: My Story, By Earl Monroe and Quincy Troupe. The Kicks have not won a title in 40 years, but Earl Monroe brings fans back to a better time, and talks about some of the more unique parts of his younger life, from doing angel dust with Deacon Jones to hanging out with Linda Lovelace and taking on the KKK.
Eleven Rings: By Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty. The legendary coach takes fans into the mindset of how he helped build winners in Chicago and Los Angeles. A great look into the mindset of creating champions.
The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych by Doug Wilson. He was flamboyant and fun, a throwback in a time when baseball was stick in a rut, and his influence on the game helped usher in a new era where athletes and their uniqueness started to dominate the sports world. His time at the top was limited and never forgotten, and this book takes fans back to meet “The Bird” for the first time in a quarter century.