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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

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Saturday
Jan202018

Kindle Pick of the Week: Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed

The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff is aimed towards the individual athlete (or coach) who is eager to cut through all the clutter and find out what is the best approach to adopting sports psychology techniques that actually work. It includes stories about working with athletes, such as Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome, as well as lessons learned from groundbreaking Sports Psychologist H.A. Dorfman.

The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff will answer basic questions that most top athletes have, including:

·         is it okay to have pre-game rituals?

·         Do superstitions work?

·         Is there a guaranteed way to elevate one’s mental game into the zone?

·         How do the best athletes find a way to make mental adjustments during the heat of competition? 

This is a book that makes you think, and one might be able to see what works for others and how you can learn from that.

The author calls on his own experiences to help the readers understand that psychology plays a major role in sports.

Rick Wolff is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of sports psychology. Wolff, a former professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers’ organization, also served as the roving sports psychology coach for the Cleveland Indians from 1989 to 1994 and has worked with numerous top professional and collegiate athletes. A direct protégé of the famed sports psychology coach Harvey Dorfman, Wolff can be heard every Sunday morning on WFAN Sports Radio in New York City where he discusses key sports parenting and sports psychology issues. An honors graduate of Harvard University as well as Long Island University, Wolff was a member of the Crimson baseball team that played in the College World Series in 1971. He was ultimately drafted and signed by the Tigers after his junior year. Always in demand from the national sports media, Wolff has appeared on all the major television networks to provide his insights on sports. He resides in Armonk, New York.

Monday
Dec182017

Kindle Pick of the Week: Stories I Tell on Dates by Paul Shirley

Everyone tells stories on dates. Sometimes we tell these stories to make people laugh. Sometimes we tell them to make people think. Sometimes we tell them so we can increase the chances we'll see the other person naked.

Paul Shirley played professional basketball. That by default means he has better stories to tell than we do.


His  stories are about an adulthood spent all over the world: living in Spain, playing in the NBA, and having his heart (and spleen) broken. But they're also stories about growing up in small-town Kansas: triumphant spelling bees, catastrophic middle school dances, and a Sex Ed. class taught by his mother. They're funny stories. They're vulnerable stories. Most of all, they're universal stories, just as the stories we tell on dates should be.

Paul is funny, he's sarcastic and he's smart. He also played basketball at my college, Iowa State, so that is more reason to download this Kindle version and read a little this holiday season.

https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Tell-Dates-Paul-Shirley-ebook/dp/B0759RMCH4/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513646661&sr=8-1&keywords=paul+shirley+stories+i+tell+on+dates

Sunday
Dec102017

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: The Great Book of American Trivia

Slept through high school history? Need a more entertaining refresher than a dusty textbook? Want to learn more about America and its interesting history? Pick up The Great Book of American Trivia, the ultimate compendium of American trivia and little-known facts. A quick read packed with information from cover to cover. Here you will find out:

    Which US president survived an assassination attempt - and didn’t even pause his speech?
    What holiday’s origin story was actually just a tall tale to unite a country at war?
    Where in the world can you find an American mountain range - that isn’t in America?
    How did an earthquake lead to the Trail of Tears?
    What First Lady gossip shook up an entire presidential cabinet?

Overstuffed like the Thanksgiving turkey with answers to these questions and more facts - sometimes fun, sometimes serious, but always as true as we can confirm amongst America’s fables - The Great Book of American Trivia takes on the real drama behind the quaint stories we found as students in US history books. A novelty amongst trivia books, here you’ll learn the real stories, the mysteries, and the fascinating tidbits about American history from its first inhabitants to present day.

Whether you know nothing about America’s past or you consider yourself an expert, you’ll learn something new and find yourself entertained as you discover or relive the nation’s troubles, mistakes, triumphs, and challenges. Dig in now and start learning the interesting stories that shaped America into what it is today.

USA!

Sunday
Nov192017

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: The Divide

After leaving university, Nathan Doneen wasn't satisfied with the direction of his life. He had questions…he had doubts. So he began his search for answers along the Great Divide, a 2700 mile mountain bike route that traces the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico…and he set out alone.

Cycling through a world of erratic weather, cramped bivy sacks, and overwhelming solitude, this long distance adventure threw Nathan from his comfort zone and into new perspectives.

With both his future and past in mind, Nathan's revealing account illustrates the challenges of the route—and life—and how it's possible to find the strength and courage to overcome.

Get it for free...

Saturday
Nov112017

Kindle Pick of the Week: Called for Traveling

If you the life of every professional athlete is glamorous?

Called for Traveling is a pro basketball journey that spans four continents, seven countries and twelve teams over eleven hilarious and adventurous years. After playing his college ball at Penn State, Tyler Smith had a path in mind of where he wanted his pro basketball career to lead. Bringing his own toilet paper to away games, courts made of concrete, and fully-geared riot police at every stadium were not part of his original dream.

Smith played basketball professionally for twelve teams in seven countries including Italy, China, Japan, Argentina, and Thailand over eleven seasons. He played college ball at Penn State, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2001.

His new book Called for Traveling (Sports Publishing, October 2017) is a hilarious adventure across the world of international basketball with stories about players and coaches he encountered including Yao Ming, Joe Bryant (Kobe’s dad), Rick Barry, Carlos Boozer, and Jawad Williams.

Where were all the big contracts people talked about? Would he even have a job next season—or next week? And would he be playing for free this month because the team didn’t feel like paying him? You immeditely feel like you know Smith and even put yourself in his place.

In this highly unstable and unorthodox overseas lifestyle as professional basketball player, Smith draws readers in quickly with his humor and ability to share his clever stories that seem outrageous, but are 100 percent true. His attitude and faith are tested relentlessly through bounced paychecks, injuries, and the seemingly endless frustrating reality of people around him speaking a language he could not understand.

From Italy to Japan to Uruguay, and even the NBA, the challenges and adventures only accelerate as Tyler’s wife and kids are added to the overseas equation. His unique story is highly engaging whether or not you’re a basketball junkie. Called for Traveling is an honest and entertaining inside look at one man’s journey playing pro basketball around the world.

Download the Kindle version now, and order yourself a copy.