Book Reviews of Chasing Destiny

Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780525949503
ISBN-10: 052594950X
Publication Date: 4/11/2006
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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A wonderful Book!!!!!
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the books of ejd that ive read lately havent been so great. i started to give up hope- until i read this!!! i loved the story, the characters, the scenery, everything. and though there was a lot going on, you know it could've happened. lol. sad but true. and he's such a great writer when it comes to a female p.o.v. hope he continues on this streak.
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The story itself may have been pretty good. But the narrator was so bad I just couldn't listen to it past the first CD.
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From Publisher's Weekly: With a strong overtone of moral teaching, college football coaching legend Holtz offers a prosaic but endearing memoir. It's clear from the beginning that Holtz sees coaching as nurturing more than mere athletic achievement; it's an opportunity to mold promising student-athletes into superlative young men: "Coaching gives one a chance to be successful as well as significant." Holtz grew up in a hardscrabble West Virginia mining town in the 1940s and '50s, keeping a determinedly working-class and strictly religious attitude no matter how high he climbed as a coach. His stories of assistant and then head coaching at institutions from Ohio State to North Carolina Stateâ"as well as run-ins with big names like Bill Cowherand Bill Clintonâ"are full of funny anecdotes and neat little lessons, but they tend to blur in the mind. A standout is Holtz's long-term position at Notre Dame, of special importance not just because of his devout Catholicism but also his refreshing devotion to strict academic standards for the players. In fact, what stands out is his modesty and adamant belief that football is ultimately less important than education.
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Horrible book. Don't waste your time!
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I enjoyed the main character Billie. Hip dialect, action, and glimpse into a life that I will never live. Classic Eric Jerome Dickey fiction.
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Didn't take me just a few chapters to know I did not want to read this trash.