10 Inspiring Sports Books [SHOWING SLIDE 4 OF 10]

Infamous basketball coach Bob Knight’s new book The Power of Negative Thinking encourages us not to throw chairs around the room (as the book’s author is known for doing a time or two), but to become more pragmatic and realistic. Knight says his favorite word is “no,” and points to speeches by Lincoln and Eisenhower, among others, that inspire by urging caution and honesty. Knight’s new book is more useful than the classic The Power of Positive Thinking, if you ask us, but there’s something about sports books that still inspire us. We share our favorite with you this week.

THE X FACTOR by George Plimpton
by George Plimpton

"Win or lose, Plimpton writes with self-effacing humor and at least as much wit as wisdom; America's most famous professional dilettante doesn't demand to be taken too seriously."
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