Beyond Friday Nights: College Football Recruiting for Players and Parents by Ray Grasshoff

Beyond Friday Nights: College Football Recruiting for Players and ParentsRay GrasshoffLulu (2010)ISBN 9780557393800Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (11/10) The author has provided readers with a “no flowery” explanation of what to expect if your son is interested in playing college football. In addition to hopefully obtaining a college degree, most college teams expect... Continue Reading →

30 Lessons My Boys Learned from Baseball by Andy Norwood

30 Lessons My Boys Learned from Baseball Andy Norwood Pelican Publishing (2010) ISBN 9781589807945 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (07/10)   This one of the most entertaining and valuable books I have read on life lessons for anyone of any age. The author has taken the analogy of baseball and applied it... Continue Reading →

Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains (Spiral Bound) by Ann Croissant, PhD & Gerald Croissant, PhD

Wildflowers of the San Gabriel Mountains (Spiral Bound) Ann Croissant, PhD & Gerald Croissant, PhD Stephens Press (2007) ISBN 9781932173765 Reviewed by Tammy Petty Conrad for Reader Views (7/08)   What a lovely book to take on a hike or on a Sunday drive! The San Gabriel Mountains lie within the Los Angeles county area... Continue Reading →

The Story Behind the Glory: Winning Quotes from Sports Greats on the Game of Life by Bill Cairo

The Story Behind the Glory: Winning Quotes from Sports Greats on the Game of Life Bill Cairo Turano-Zimmerman Publishing (2008) ISBN 9780977760534 Reviewed by Nikki Pringle for Reader Views (6/08)   If you are a sports fan, and even if you aren’t, I’ll bet you’ve  heard the phrases “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” “Winning... Continue Reading →

The Legend of Mickey Tussler by Frank Nappi

The Legend of Mickey Tussler Frank Nappi St. Martin’s Press (2008) ISBN 9780312381097 Reviewed by Rachael Stein (age 15) for Reader Views (7/08)   Arthur Murphy is the coach and scout for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. He used to be a baseball star before a collision with another player injured him and ruined his... Continue Reading →

Ireland’s Professional Amateurs: A Sports Season at Its Purest by Andy Mendlowitz

Ireland’s Professional Amateurs: A Sports Season at Its Purest  Andy Mendlowitz iUniverse (2007) ISBN 9780595456840 Reviewed by Richard Blake for Reader Views (2/08)   To get background information and interviews for his “Ireland’s Professional Amateurs,”   award-winning journalist, Andy Mendlowitz toured Ireland for eight months to observe and record the story of a sport season at... Continue Reading →

Golf: The Mental Game by Tom Dorsel, PhD

Golf: The Mental Game Tom Dorsel, PhD Cumberland House Publishing (2008) ISBN 9781581826494 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (5/08)   Even though the reader is not an avid golfer, she does like to watch golf. What really impressed me about Dorsel’s book is that it has techniques that one can apply to any... Continue Reading →

Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations by Kim Kavin

Dream Cruises: The Insider’s Guide to Private Yacht Charter Vacations Kim Kavin iUniverse (2008) ISBN 9781583489840 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (6/08)   If you’ve ever cruised on one of the megaships, I bet you’ve occasionally caught a glimpse of a sleeker, much smaller ship that crossed your path somewhere, but you’ve never... Continue Reading →

Distant Peaks: A Journey through Cultures & Conquests by Peter Len

Distant Peaks: A Journey through Cultures & ConquestsPeter LenMillennial Mind Publishing (2008)ISBN 9781589824607Reviewed by Deb Shunamon for Reader Views (4/08) A young Peter Len was looking for a way to challenge his own physical and mental limits, and he found it on his first major mountain climb with his father and family friend. “DistantPeaks: A Journey... Continue Reading →

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