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A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring Hardcover – October 13, 2009

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“Coach Wooden is the most respected mentor I've ever met. He's had a powerful impact on my life and now, through this book, he'll touch you as well. Get ready for a life-changing experience.” ―Pat Williams, Sr. Vice President, Orlando Magic, author of Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams

“All of us need to read John Wooden's tips on mentoring and build them into our lives. There is no better person to give you A Game Plan for Life.” ―Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University basketball coach

“There is no coach or former coach, in the U.S.A., more admired by his peers than John Wooden. When someone asks me who is the best athletic coach ever, my vote is John Wooden. A Game Plan for Life speaks loudly about the importance of learning and teaching for a lifetime. Coach Wooden's message is one reason I keep coaching!” ―Bobby Bowden, Head Football Coach, Florida State University

“My time learning from Coach Wooden--sitting and asking him questions, soaking up his answers--has provided some of the most significant lessons in my life. Any way that you can be mentored by a giant like him, including reading A Game Plan for Life, will provide great lessons for you, too.” ―Pat Summitt, Women's Basketball Coach, University of Tennessee

“Few coaches have effected their player's lives so fully as John Wooden, so here's a natural question: Who mentored the mentor? Well, John Wooden is glad we asked…” ―Bob Costas

“Who better to learn you all his experiences than John Wooden? This is a positively great book by a great man.” ―Yogi Berra

About the Author

John Wooden is the most successful coach in NCAA history, having led the UCLA Bruins to 665 victories and ten championships in the years leading up to 1975. Since his retirement, he has become a mentor to dozens of athletes, journalists, and writers, and the author of eight books.

Don Yaeger is the author or coauthor of sixteen books, including Never Die Easy, with Walter Payton, and Running for My Life, with Warrick Dunn.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury USA; First Edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1596917016
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1596917019
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.35 x 1.06 x 9.54 inches
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