Sum It up

Sum It up

1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and A Life in Perspective

Large Print - 2013 | Large print ed
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Pat Summitt learned the game of basketball against three brothers who gave no quarter. She won an Olympic medal and at twenty-two became head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. Over four decades she established Tennessee as the most elite team in the country and won more games than anyone in NCAA Division I history. The records and accolades didn't mean nearly as much to her as her coaches and players. She balanced career and marriage and motherhood. Summitt has contended with heart problems, rheumatoid arthritis, and early onset Alzheimer's disease. Sum it up is an honest look at an extraordinary life.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410458209
Branch Call Number: LP 362.19683 SU649S 2013
Characteristics: 667 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Sally


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Mar 29, 2017

One of the most inspirational books I have read in a very long time. Coach Summitt was my idol and she will always be the Wizard of Knoxville.

Dec 10, 2016

I don't remember enjoying any sports autobiography as much as I did this. Larger than life figure. Possessed, often seemingly abusive, generous, tough loving mother figure. Her former players adore her and have gone on to great things in their own lives. She seems to remember them all. I am astounded by the statistic that 100% of her four-year players graduated. At other big-time universities, the label "student athlete" is just a joke.

Jun 14, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. I am not a sports fan at all but she is a fascinating woman. She really was never given anything in her whole life yet she gave and gave and gave to her family, coworkers and players. Many lessons to be learned from her.

MrFrida Feb 21, 2014

A remarkable story told with honesty and courage. Pat Summitt is candid and tells about her journey from farm girl to the tremendously successful college coach she has become. She tells about her recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's. She is a living example of courage, hard work, and determination. I learned so much from the book about life.

Jun 08, 2013

This book is terrific! I have always thought of Pat Summitt and the University of Tennessee basketball team as a juggernaut, but this book explains how that came to be. Pat Summitt built that great program from nothing, starting at age 22. She has incredible strength of character, and what she has achieved is truly remarkable. Reading this book makes me feel like I know her personally. This book also helps illustrate how Title IX changed the world. I recommend this book to everyone!

Mar 24, 2013

This book is the whole life of a farm girl from Henrietta, TN and what she did with her life. It shares all the highs and lows in her life and the final diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It is full of hard work, love of basketball and of the girls that play it, and of family. Truly inspirational.


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