Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court Summary


"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.

In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.

These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.

Book Reviews


Rules for life.2 star

I absolutely love this book. It sits on my collection of books I want my kids to read so that they understand how to be producers in this world not consumers.25


Wooden5 star

Great Read!55

Travis Quinn

This is what I needed5 star

For many years I have pondered why I wasn't satisfied with my achievements. I was more proud of a marathon that took me longer to finish, than one I broke a pr. Every thing I've learned from this, is going to be applied into my life.55


Wooden: Reflections5 star

I found the book to be incredibly inspiring and full of useful teachings55


Shocking5 star

It's surprising how much you learn about yourself and your flaws! Definite keys to a successful and happy life are found in this book.55

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