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Product Description: This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.  Sports Illustrated executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports...read more

Hardcover:

9780553447408 | Crown Pub, February 2, 2016, cover price $26.00

Paperback:

9780553447422 | Three Rivers Pr, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.

In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history, and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life.Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century—from the “Miracle on Ice”—the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals—to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here—Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.
By Al Michaels and L. Jon Wertheim (contributor)

Hardcover:

9780062314963 | William Morrow & Co, November 18, 2014, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

Paperback:

9780062314970 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, September 8, 2015), cover price $16.99
9780062344083 | Large print edition (Harperluxe, December 2, 2014), cover price $28.99 | About this edition: In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780062420367 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, September 1, 2015), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels—the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and Stanley Cup Final—as well as the Olympic Games, Triple Crown, and many more.
9780062351081 | Unabridged edition (Harperaudio, November 18, 2014), cover price $39.99
9781481516037 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 18, 2014), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports.

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CD/Spoken Word:

9781478957706 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 7, 2014), cover price $55.99

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Hardcover:

9780316249812 | Little Brown & Co, October 7, 2014, cover price $17.00
9780321043337, titled "Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers" | 2nd edition (Addison-Wesley, November 1, 1999), cover price $104.00 | also contains Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers

Paperback:

9780316249799 | Reprint edition (Little Brown & Co, November 3, 2015), cover price $7.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781478957737 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 7, 2014), cover price $30.00

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Product Description: In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9780307877673 | Unabridged edition (Random House, January 25, 2011), cover price $35.00 | also contains Scorecasting, Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports and How Games Are Won | About this edition: In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L.

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Product Description: In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost...read more

Hardcover:

9780307591791, titled "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won" | Crown Pub, January 25, 2011, cover price $26.00 | also contains Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played

CD/Spoken Word:

9780307877673, titled "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won" | Unabridged edition (Random House, January 25, 2011), cover price $35.00 | also contains Scorecasting, Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won | About this edition: In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L.

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Product Description: In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9780307877673, titled "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won" | Unabridged edition (Random House, January 25, 2011), cover price $35.00 | also contains Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won, Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports and How Games Are Won | About this edition: In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L.

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Hardcover:

9780307591791, titled "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won" | Crown Pub, January 25, 2011, cover price $26.00 | also contains Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind Sports and How Games Are Won

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Product Description: In the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory...read more

Hardcover:

9780547232805 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, June 4, 2009), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: In the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama.

Paperback:

9780547336947 | Mariner Books, June 1, 2010, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In the 2008 Wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama.

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Product Description: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance...read more

Hardcover:

9780618982615 | Houghton Mifflin, January 15, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The first inside account of the sensational new sport of mixed martial arts, seen through the lens of its pioneer, Pat Miletich, “the patron saint of badass” Based on unlimited access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its rival leagues, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which is exploding in popularity despite resistance from every corner.

Paperback:

9780547247793 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, January 5, 2010), cover price $16.95 | also contains Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the Ufc | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.

Miscellaneous:

9780547347226 | Houghton Mifflin, January 5, 2010, cover price $14.95 | also contains Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the Ufc

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501285455 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 18, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.
9781423374749 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, January 15, 2009), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.
9781423374763 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, January 15, 2009), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.

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Product Description: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance...read more

Paperback:

9780547247793 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, January 5, 2010), cover price $16.95 | also contains Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the Ufc | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.

Miscellaneous:

9780547347226 | Houghton Mifflin, January 5, 2010, cover price $14.95 | also contains Blood in the Cage: Mixed Martial Arts, Pat Miletich, and the Furious Rise of the Ufc

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Product Description: In 2008 Wimbledon was a stage set for an epic battle and a rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali-Frazier, Palmer-Nicklaus, and McEnroe-Borg. Five-time champion, Roger Federer, was on track to take his rightful place as the greatest tennis player ever...read more

Hardcover:

9781906779399 | Gardners Books, June 25, 2009, cover price $26.45 | About this edition: In 2008 Wimbledon was a stage set for an epic battle and a rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali-Frazier, Palmer-Nicklaus, and McEnroe-Borg.

Miscellaneous:

9780547416496 | Houghton Mifflin, June 1, 2009, cover price $13.95

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Product Description: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance...read more
By Phil Gigante (narrator) and L. Jon Wertheim

CD/Spoken Word:

9781423374770 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, January 15, 2009), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.

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Product Description: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance...read more
By Phil Gigante (narrator) and L. Jon Wertheim

CD/Spoken Word:

9781423374756 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, January 15, 2009), cover price $92.97 | About this edition: Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance.

“A tremendously satisfying road story. What makes Running the Table so special is not the pool prowess of its protagonist but the unlikely bond between two wildly different young men who find each other through an exhilarating, often infuriating game.”—Los Angeles TimesRunning the Table spins the outrageous tale of Kid Delicious, an affable skilled pool shark from New Jersey, and his studly if less talented setup man, Bristol Bob. Wertheim follows this mismatched pair of sidekicks as they go underground to learn the art of the hustle while experiencing the highs and lows of life on the road. Their four-year odyssey takes them from podunk pool halls to slick urban billiard rooms across America, some nights taking down as much as $30,000 and others ending up with just enough gas money to get home. With every stop the action gets hotter, the calls get closer, and Delicious’s prowess with a cue stick becomes more widely known. Ultimately the Kid sheds his cover, becoming perhaps the biggest sensation in professional pool since Minnesota Fats. Wertheim paints a lasting portrait of an insanely talented and magnetic hustler who is literally larger than life.“Renders the trappings of a road player’s life . . . readers are taken on a sweet and varied ride.”—Sports Illustrated

Paperback:

9780547086125 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 3, 2008), cover price $17.95 | also contains Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler | About this edition: “A tremendously satisfying road story.

Miscellaneous:

9780547347905 | Houghton Mifflin, October 3, 2008, cover price $14.95 | also contains Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler

CD/Spoken Word:

9780739357187 | Abridged edition (Random House, October 2, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Offers a portrait of Danny Basavich, a New Jersey-born pool hustler known as Kid Delicious, and his set-up man, Bristol Bob, as they embark on a four-year odyssey through the pool halls and urban billiard rooms of America.

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