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Playbook, The: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

Playbook, The: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

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Playbook, The: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life

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9780544570979
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176pp
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A New York Times Bestseller!

You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives?

Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement.

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Inspirational Book!

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Setting
The story revolves around a shift between the author's own life experiences and those of famous athletes.
Characters
The author is the main character in this book, with stories and inspirational quotes coming from famous athletes.
Good Points
The author gave many inspirational stories that proved motivation is the key to success.
Bad Points
I would have preferred the book to focus more on the story of the author than the quotes and stories of the athletes.
Plot Summary
The story talks about the author and his struggles to find a sport. He, at first only wants to be popular and attract attention, but when he finds his sport, his dedication begins to show. The quotes from athletes help illustrate the depth of hard work leading to excellence.
Ending
The ending leaves you wanting to know more of the author's story. It makes you feel inspired to begin your own story of greatness.
Do you recommend this book?
Yes
Language
PG
Sexual Content
PG
Violence
PG
Drug and Alcohol Use
PG
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