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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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Sunday
Feb112018

Kindle Pick of the Week: Inside the Star Wars Empire: A Memoir 

Wow, what a great read!

Bill Kimberlin may refer to himself as “one of those names on the endless list of credits at the close of blockbuster movies.” In reality though, he’s a true insider on some of the most celebrated and popular movies and franchises of the past century. Jurassic Park. Star Trek. Jumanji. Schindler’s List. Saving Private Ryan. Even Forrest Gump. And perhaps most notably, Star Wars.

Inside the Star Wars Empire is the very funny and insightful tell-all about the two decades Kimberlin spent as a department director at LucasFilm Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), the special effects studio founded by the legendary filmmaker George Lucas.

Saturday
Feb032018

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: The Gospel According to John

On Super Bowl weekend, only natural to have a football free pick to keep you entertained until gametime.

Gary Sapp, an avid sports fanatic, tackles the phenomenon and controversy of Tim Tebow.

During the 2011 season, Tim Tebow, led the Denver Broncos on an improbable playoff run that cumulated with a breathtaking overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

One month later, John Elway, Bronco legend turned General Manager and President of Football Operations, stunned the pro football world by signing Payton Manning and trading Tim Tebow away to the New York Jets.

Fast forward to the summer of 2013 and Tebow found himself again a man without a team. The New England Patriots became the third organization to trade or outright release the embattled signal-caller.

His detractors say he’s finished. His fans say he’s only getting started.

Gary Sapp finds himself allied with Tebow’s critics. He paints an unflattering but fair picture of a player who struggled to improve as a passer because of his poor mechanics and his inability to read NFL defenses.

The question, however, still remains. Has the NFL seen the last of the former Heisman Trophy Winner? Or did John Elway save us from Tim Tebow?

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!