The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life (PDF Download)

The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life
The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

Author(s): Mike Matheny
Genre: Memoirs, Coaching, Baseball
Language: English
Year: 2015
File Size: 24 Mb
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Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason three times in his first three years, people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.”

The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports−hint: it starts with parents and coaches−and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility.

From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.

Donna Bell’s Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food (PDF Download)

Donna Bell's Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food
Donna Bell’s Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food

Author(s): Pauley Perrette, Darren Greenblatt, Matthew Sandusky
Genre: Cookbooks
Language: English
Year: 2014
File Size: 23.5 Mb
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The heartwarming story of how NCIS star Pauley Perrette and her two best friends created a Southern-style bake shop in Manhattan—a celebration of love and friendship with gorgeous photographs and delicious recipes.

Nestled in the heart of midtown New York is a little shop with a big story. An all-natural bake shop that specializes in Southern baked goods, Donna Bell’s is owned by Pauley Perrette, the actress who plays Abby Sciuto on CBS’s NCIS, and her two best friends, Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky. It was named in honor of Pauley’s late mother, who is the beloved inspiration for everything they bake.

It all started in 1993, when Pauley met Darren in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, just blocks away from where the shop is currently located. The two became inseparable friends and Pauley’s Southern mom would welcome Darren to their home with mouthwatering treats. Darren loved this food and soon left his successful career in fashion to open a food truck that sold Southern desserts at the Jersey Shore. Eventually he wanted to expand and turned to Pauley and their friend Matthew—who worked in the Los Angeles food industry—for help. Soon Matthew was on his way to New York to open Donna Bell’s Bake Shop with Pauley and Darren.

The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days PDF Download

The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days
The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days

Author(s): Yuri Elkaim
Genre: Healthcare
Language: English
Year: 2014
File Size: 15.5 Mb
E-book Format: PDF, EPUB, MOBI,AZW, KF8,TXT

Yuri Elkaim is a registered holistic nutritionist and renowned fitness expert. For more than 13 years, his honest and inspiring messages have helped over 500,000 people worldwide enjoy more energy, lose weight, get in shape, eat better, and have a much greater understanding of their health. A former pro soccer player who later acted as the strength and conditioning and nutrition coach for seven seasons at the University of Toronto, Yuri is now on a mission to transform the lives of more than ten million people by 2018.