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The Resource Sum it up : 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins

Sum it up : 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins

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Sum it up : 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective
Title
Sum it up
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1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective
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Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author, tells for the first time her story of victory and resilience, as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease
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Review
The NCAA's winningest basketball coach opens up about private and public contests that have defined her. While the title of Summitt's latest work (Reach for the Summit, 1998, etc.) is a reflection of her long career as head coach of the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols--eight national championships and 1,098 victories--the substance of this engaging memoir offers an unvarnished look at defining moments behind those incomparable achievements. In 2011, the basketball world was shocked when Summitt, one of the best strategic minds ever to grace the hardwood, revealed she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. The author tackles the elephant in the room by introducing each historically gauged chapter with snapshots of conversations, between Summitt and co-author Jenkins (co-author: In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, 2010, etc.), focused squarely on the coach's relation to her illness. Though hardly one to wallow, when asked if she would trade her championships to have her health restored, Summitt admits, "I would give back every one of my trophies to still be coaching." The bulk of the memoir demonstrates why, with detailed recollections plumbing the depths of Summitt's investment in psychological tactics used to help players reach their potential and strategies executed in key games. The author is also quick to show her human side, exploring the drive her rural upbringing and tough-love father instilled in her, the pride she feels over having raised a son, her regret over the breakup of her marriage, her struggles with rheumatoid arthritis and her sense of accomplishment over the 100 percent graduation rate of her players. Frank on sensitive subjects like the inequities women athletes have had to face, Summitt also includes many humorous and touching anecdotes involving some of the biggest names in the women's game. The master of emotional jousting on the court speaks candidly of life challenges off of it--a must-read for basketball junkies, sport fans and any whose lives have been touched by incurable illness.(Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2013)
Biography type
autobiography
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10169573
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-2016
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Summitt, Pat Head
Dewey number
  • 362.1968/310092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC523.3
LC item number
.S86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Jenkins, Sally
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True
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  • Summitt, Pat Head
  • Tennessee Volunteers (Basketball team)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Basketball coaches
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1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective
Label
Sum it up : 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
916917
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780385346870
Lccn
2012050333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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  • (Sirsi) i9780385346870
  • (OCoLC)824686404
Label
Sum it up : 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective, Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
916917
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780385346870
Lccn
2012050333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385346870
  • (OCoLC)824686404

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