Sum It up

1,098 Victories, A Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and A Life in Perspective

Summitt, Pat Head

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Sum It up
Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author, tells for the first time her story of victory and resilience, as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Publisher: New York :, Crown Archetype,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 0385346875
Branch Call Number: 796.323092 S9559s 2013
Characteristics: 407 pages, 16 pages of plates :,illustrations (some color) ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Sally


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Feb 21, 2014
  • MrFrida rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A remarkable story told with honesty and courage. Pat Summitt is candid and tells about her journey from farm girl to the tremendously successful college coach she has become. She tells about her recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's. She is a living example of courage, hard work, and determination. I learned so much from the book about life.

Jun 08, 2013
  • jeffreyochsner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is terrific! I have always thought of Pat Summitt and the University of Tennessee basketball team as a juggernaut, but this book explains how that came to be. Pat Summitt built that great program from nothing, starting at age 22. She has incredible strength of character, and what she has achieved is truly remarkable. Reading this book makes me feel like I know her personally. This book also helps illustrate how Title IX changed the world. I recommend this book to everyone!

Mar 24, 2013
  • BobScott36 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is the whole life of a farm girl from Henrietta, TN and what she did with her life. It shares all the highs and lows in her life and the final diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It is full of hard work, love of basketball and of the girls that play it, and of family. Truly inspirational.


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