Two must-read books

October 29, 2007 |

Just wanted to give some reading recommendations if anyone was interested in reading some sports books.

A book that is coming out on the 30th is by the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen. The book is called Total Access and is a great read if you are a fan of the NFL. It goes into detail about what it is like at the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Combine, and during the season. All so some great stories about working with guys like Deion Sanders, Ray Lewis, Rod Woodson.

I highly recommend the book.

I have to admit that I really enjoyed one of the best books I have ever read — the Tony Dungy book.

Quiet Strength is an unbelievable story about looking at things a little differently when they happen to you in life. I am not going to get all sappy on you, but I would highly suggest it if you are a coach, a leader, a boss, whatever — it is well worth the read, and it is also a tremendous book if you are a dad. The stories he tells are amazing; to see how he dealt with losing his son to suicide will make you think long and hard about things.

I can honestly say in the 100 or so sports books I have ever read in my life, Tony’s is hands down the absolute best. It is more of a life lessons book than sports book, honestly. I have a whole new respect for Tony not only as a coach, but as a human being.

That concludes Casey’s Book Club for this month.

If you have read Quiet Strength, let me know what you thought of it. I know Rob Long can personally vouch for how good of a book it is.

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