Books by Don Yaeger

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"In a slim, quick-moving book, the authors bring attention to a group that exerted an enormous influence over events during the Revolutionary War."
A history of the Culper Spy Ring, without which, the authors argue, the Americans would not have won the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A gold mine of contemporary cautionary information for the sports-minded."
A fully functional sports manual focused on the awareness and prevention of common athletic injuries. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Decent baseball book; mediocre inspirational book."
Passable baseball memoir by retired pitching ace Smoltz, centered around his efforts, at age 41 and after major shoulder surgery, to pitch just one more year. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

With veteran co-author Yaeger (with Rex Ryan: Play It Like You Mean It, 2011, etc.), millionaire entrepreneur Blair tells his compelling story: a troubled street kid overcomes a broken home and a drug-addled father to amass a vast fortune before the age of 30.

As tantalizing as that history is, however, the author never really digs into it here beyond referencing his time as a somewhat incongruous Southern California gang-banger. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

Hulking NFL tackle and subject of the film The Blind Side (2009) blends practical advice with autobiography in this intimate ghetto-survival guide.

With the help of former Sports Illustrated associate editor Yeager (co-author, with John Wooden: A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring, 2009, etc.), Oher tells his often-compelling Horatio Alger story sans the entertainment-industry embellishment of the Hollywood version of his life in The Blind Side, first a book by Michael Lewis, then a popular movie. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

An blistering exposÇ of the sneaker industry's current role in amateur basketball. Read full book review >