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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball: 101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches, and Fans Paperback – Feb 10 2009


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Chicken Soup for the Soul is revitalized, with up-to-date content and fresh new look on its fifteen anniversary. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Co-author Pat Williams is Sr. VP and one of the founders of the Orlando Magic, and a well known sports and motivational author and speaker.

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Thrilled Contributor and Reader March 9 2009
By Marc Balara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a contributor to this wonderful book, I cannot recommend it enough. As a reader of this wonderful book, I cannot recommend it enough. My contribution to this book is "The Coach from Iona," (my story of a brief encounter with Jim Valvano at a basketball camp when I was a kid) and I am thrilled that Pat Williams included it in a book filled with so many inspirational, captivating and heart-warming stories. Each gifted writer weaves a gift in the form of words, wrapping your emotions in a world of hope, dreams and possibilities. Even if basketball is not a past time for you, the message of this book is a past time for everyone. If you love basketball (as I do), then this book is a powerhouse of passionate richness, that I will read again and again, cherish always, and share energetically with all who are dear to me. I am honored to be part of a team that is so much bigger than myself...and I hope you read these stories with all your heart, your mind and your soul.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Substantial, highly relevant, moving March 22 2010
By JAMES L KARUSTIS Phd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
To only a minor degree do I agree with another reviewer, who regretted a certain light tone and self-serving characteristics in some of the chapters. However, overall I found this book to be excellent and WELL worth reading. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to be blown away like I was - Marc Balara is my 'oldest' friend, and I was mostly interested in his chapter. Dare I say that Marc's chapter also happens to be THE most substantial. Prepare yourself for a few tears as well when you get there, because I predict you WILL get there. Any human being who tries to remain conscious on this planet can relate to Marc and some of the other writers in this book - it is ALWAYS the so-called 'little' things that make all the difference. And I get it - youngsters will especially be shaped by the moments of kindness, the attention that so-called adults take for granted, that can alter the entire course of one's life or experiences. Thanks, folks, and thanks for no tawdry "slam dunk" analogies.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Chicken Soup Inside Basketball Oct. 12 2009
By Patrick Dougherty - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was disappointingly light. I hadn't read a chicken soup for the soul book for some years so expected it to match the quality of the original books. I expected stories that had a message or a quirkiness, but found this to be more self promotion of athletes and their lifestyle choices. Good choices and worth promoting, but not unusual enough to justify being under the chicken soup name I felt. I was looking for stories that were more...? Perhaps more realinsight inside basketball, not about "I did this", "won this" and am a good guy etc...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Short stories for a smile July 15 2013
By Cody V. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have three kids in basketball and have been a coach for nearly twenty years. I enjoy the book. If your looking for something to make you smile with a basketball theme, this is your book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Awesome book for all FANS--- July 17 2012
By Jim Serger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book for two reasons. 1. I learned that on and off the court remarkable people still find time to make a difference. 2. ALL people: athletes, or not have a choice to work through adversity or can be eaten alive. The stories in this book range from coaches, players, Div 1,2,3, high school, parents, press, and so on. This book enabled me to better grasp the heart felt side of the basketball industry--people of all walks of life famous or not still can have a positive influence on anyone at any given moment. Chicken Soup was very well written, beautiful stories and tons of eye openers of the ones I never thought could have an effect on others.


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