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John Feinstein

Autor(a) de Last Shot

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About the Author

John Feinstein was born in New York City on July 28, 1956. He graduated from Duke University. He is a sportswriter, author, and sports commentator. He was on the staff at the Washington Post and wrote for Sports Illustrated. He is the author of several books including A Season on the Brink, Where mostrar mais Nobody Knows Your Name, A Good Walk Spoiled, and The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de John Feinstein

Last Shot (2005) 798 cópias
Season on the Brink (1986) 489 cópias
Foul Trouble (2013) 185 cópias
The Walk On (2014) 128 cópias
The Sixth Man (2015) 76 cópias
Forever's Team (1989) 50 cópias
The DH (2016) 47 cópias
The Prodigy: A Novel (2018) 31 cópias
Winter Games (1995) 27 cópias
The Classic Palmer (2012) 12 cópias
Running Mates (1992) 10 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Feinstein, John
Data de nascimento
Duke University
The Washington Post



This was an interesting journey through the 2018-19 NCAA men's basketball season from start to March Madness through the lens of the mid-majors in a variety of lower-level conferences such as the Patriot League, MEAC, Ivy League, Atlantic 10 and many others. Author John Feinstein follows several games in depth, talks to coaches, and introduces readers to some great players with great stories that they would otherwise have never heard of.
coachtim30 | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 20, 2024 |
In the high-stakes of high-level basketball where every decision can make your break your future, “Foul Trouble” dives into the tempting dangers and decisions that come with fame.

This book is about a superstar athlete who faces conflicts on the way to making it to the NBA where he has to face decisions that are difficult to make that could put his career in jeopardy. For example, his agent puts the athlete in a situation where he is making decisions that either he could stay true to himself or get tempting advantages that are against the rules.

The superstar athlete named Terrell Jamerson who is getting looked at greatly by NCAA teams is going through struggles of making ethical decisions. He faces issues from agent Johnson who is all about shady deals to give Terrell advantages which are off limits to the NCAA. But Terrell has a best friend named Danny who always has Terrell's back and helps him out with the issues Terrell faces. He makes sure Terrell doesn't get lost in the hype and keeps his morale up. Also the head coach, Coach Anderson helps Terrell out quite a bit because he helps guide him through the pressures of basketball and also doesn't just care about winning but also cares genuinely about his players, like Terrell. Coach Anderson is like a mentor for Terrell.

I think the theme of the book “Foul Trouble” revolves around the challenges and pressures that young athletes face. Also the importance of right and wrong and staying true to yourself. The book really gives a good perspective on the darker side of sports in a way and shows how when an athlete is really great it can attract people trying to “help” them for personal gain. “Foul Trouble” shows the difficulties of making tough decisions and fighting through temptations.

I recommend this novel, Foul Trouble to anyone who is really in any sport because personally, I can relate to some pressure like the main character faces in the book just from being in sports throughout my life and also I recommend it because this book can teach you not only ethical decisions in sports but making them in the regular world and the darker side of pressure that athletes have to face. But the book was a little slow-paced and dragged out at some points in the story. Like for example the book isn't just about the action on the court but also about the interactions between coaches and players. So if you want to learn more about an athlete's world and ethical decision-making and don't mind a slow pace in books this would be the book for you.
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26wiegertc | 1 outra resenha | Apr 19, 2024 |
Based on the title of this book, I though that I would learn about the mindset of an NFL quarterback. Feinstein wasted too many chapters recapping the 2017 season.
AlvaLewis | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 15, 2023 |
I enjoyed reading this as a casual golf fan. I knew some of Feherty’s past from other interviews I’ve seen and his interview show. I did think the book was slightly repetitive and could have been a little shorter. If you’re a golf fan, I think you could enjoy reading it. Thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Books for the advance reader copy. I am leaving this review voluntarily.
ugasara13 | Jul 25, 2023 |



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