Tedy Bruschi (HB - $24.95 – 268 pages)
“QUIET STRENGTH: The Principles, Practices and Priorities of a Winning Life”
Tony Dungy (HB - $26.99 – 301 pages)
"NEVER GIVE UP"
Many thought he was crazy for “coming back.” Most thought his career was over. But, he – Tedy Bruschi, thought differently. The New England Patriots linebacker suffered a stroke on February 16, 2005 – forever changing his thought process and his outlook on life.
In the 11 years of playing in the NFL, Bruschi faced many challenges, but none like the challenge of overcoming the stroke that left one side of this body temporarily paralyzed. With the help of expert modern medical treatment and some dedicated medical professionals Bruschi was able to get back on the field playing the sport that he loves so much.
With his mission accomplished of getting back on the field Bruschi started a second mission – this one more personal and close than anything he had ever experienced: raising public awareness of what a stroke is, how to recognize the warning signs and the importance of early detection.
In conjunction with the National Stroke Association, Brushi has formed “Tedy’s Team,” which, among other things, strives to increase recognition and awareness of stroke risk factors and warning signs. This is an inspiring story whether you are a football fan or not and especially so if you have been touched because of a family member or friend having been the victim of a stroke.
The first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl – this in spite of adversity through firings, stereotyping and the death of child – has brought Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy to the spotlight. Dungy, a deeply religious man, chronicles his life through his youth, college years and stints as an assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburg Steelers to his stint as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – of which he was fired – to finally the Colts top position and the ultimate win of the coveted Lombardi Trophy.
Dungy reveals his secrets to his success through principles, practice and priorities. He displays genuine grace and remains humble while pointing out the importance of hard work and patience. The man is a class act and an inspiration when he writes about the tragic death of his son among the hectic schedule of football and the press covering every move made. After reading this wonderful book, readers will understand why some are calling Dungy a real-life hero who does, indeed, emanate quite strength. This story is truly a rewarding, uplifting and inspiring read.