Michael Lewis on Moneyball & Coach

  • by Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by Ron Barr
  • 0 hrs and 23 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Michael Lewis talks about his books Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life. Moneyball looks at A's General Manager Billy Beane and the strategies he uses to compete in MLB as a small market team GM. Coach is a book talking about Lewis' high school baseball coach and the lessons that he learned from him.


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Michael Lewis tells the inside story of his best selling book (and eventually a feature film as well) Moneyball, along with the story of his high school baseball coach referred to as Coach Fitz. He relates the behind the scenes story of how he came to write the book initially and the controversy that followed it's release. In Coach he tells the story of how his high school baseball coach came close to losing his job for the exact same reason that a good number of his ex-players meet to honor him. A study of the differences between the kids of the early eighties and those playing at the same high school twenty years later. More to the point it relates the differences in the parents of those two generations of players.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2006
  • Publisher: Sports Byline USA