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The Life You Imagine: Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams Kindle Edition
In this inspiring, information-packed book, Derek provides you with the ten lessons that have guided him throughout his life on and off the field, from his dream of being a gifted, hardworking athlete to his goal of becoming an active community leader. Using personal stories from his own life as a student athlete in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a Yankee team player, Derek writes about the simple steps that put him on course for success, including:
* Setting your goals high and finding the right role models
* Being serious but still having fun
* Challenging yourself daily and not being afraid to fail
* Surrounding yourself with a strong supporting cast
Filled with rare family photos and pictures of Derek playing for the Yankees, The Life You Imagine is an intimate look into the life of a superstar athlete -- including the remarkable relationship he has with his family, what it's like to play with the Yankees, and how he's used his baseball celebrity to found the Turn 2 Foundation, a drug and alcohol prevention program for kids.
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jack Curry is a baseball columnist and reporter for the New York Times. He lives with his wife in New Jersey. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B0038BZOVS
- Publisher : Crown (February 14, 2010)
- Publication date : February 14, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 5026 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,075,826 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Mr Jeter - thank you for the memories and wish you all the best with all your dreams for the rest of your life.
1) Please don't think that this is a book for just DJ fans or Yankee fans or even baseball fans. This is a great book on life lessons. It's not an autobiography, but I guess it could pass as one until he writes a true autobio once his career is complete. I wish I had read this book in 2000 when it first came out because I was a 16 year old kid playing high school ball. I would have learned a lot. Funny thing...my Mom actually bought the book for me in 2000 or 2001. It sat on the shelf because it "wasn't cool" to read. Wow, I have sure have changed since then. Thank goodness.
2) It is refreshing to hear a story of working hard, doing the right thing, and believing in your dreams WITHOUT having any religion crammed down your throat. I don't think God, Jesus, or any religious character is mentioned at all this book. The reason why I am excited about this fact is that you CAN live a purpose driven life, treat others well, and do the right thing without doing it for a god of some sort. For people like myself, I like to think that I do the right thing because..well..it's the right thing. Not because a figure in the sky tells me to. Do not mistake this for a religious rant. It's not. It is just an interesting point about this book.
This book should be mandatory reading for every young person 12 years old and counting. It is enjoyable, amusing and informative, without being preachy. It makes you think about your own actions, your own words and how they affect those around you, and ultimately yourself.
I am so jealous that I didn't have parents as dedicated as Derek Jeter's. They are truly the inspiration of this story. And they must be so proud of their son, and their daughter.
This book changed my life. I love baseball. But mostly I love the family unit that developed a promising young athlete into the successful, centered and grounded young man that is Derek Jeter. Terrific work. Excellent outcome. Wonderful book.
A must have in a book collection. He is a man you can look up to and I am older than his mother! I am proud of you Derek, even if the Yankees aren't winning, you will always be "My Captain".
His book details how he went about achieving his goals. He has numerous life lessons within the book - such as no drugs, no underage drinking, and picking the right friends. Derek is a star on the field but I think his life off the field is far more important. His foundation Turn 2 takes these messages to the kids.
Derek experienced set backs in his strive to be a Yankee. His life is not a charmed one as some might think. Yet I think he will definately say he was blessed with loving parents and family. Even if you don't have this support network when your young, you can still set yourself up on the right track to a productive and successful life. If you don't manage to reach the goal that you set(not everyone can become a Yankee), you won't have any regrets that you tried plus the more you try, the more successes you will have. As Derek points out he fails nearly 7 times out of 10 at bats.
Enjoy the book. I did.