NATIONAL BESTSELLERFor John Woodens millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his lifeSports Illustrated declared: There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. NorMoreNATIONAL BESTSELLERFor John Woodens millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his lifeSports Illustrated declared: There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden.
Nor a finer man. ESPN selected him as the Greatest Coach of the 20th Century. From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure.
In My Personal Best, Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey.Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Woodens private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Woodens larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller Wooden, Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend.John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached--the code of ethics which created Americas strength.--Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles LakersMost of what I know, whats made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden.--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of FamerA man of John Woodens accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure.--Bob Costas