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For Underdogs Only

Kim G. Robinson

ISBN 10: 0988782707 / ISBN 13: 9780988782709
Published by David A. Jacobson, 2013
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: For Underdogs Only

Publisher: David A. Jacobson

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First - may be Reissue.

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For Underdogs Only is narrative nonfiction about overcoming adversity. Inspiring stories of perseverance orbit around one man, Myron Miller, a 69-year-old high school football coach who reaches at-risk kids. Through examples from his own childhood, Miller earns the respect of his athletes. The personal stories of Miller and his players mimic the grit and grind of the double wing offense that Miller coaches.

In 2008 six of Miller's players hit the NFL: Sam Baker, Beau Bell, Chris Chester, DeShaun Foster, Matt McCoy, and Frostee Rucker. Three still play on Sundays. Players and wrestlers influenced by Miller, some now in their forties, talk candidly about following Miller's philosophy, and the importance of passing it on.

Miller learned tenacity from his dad, his mentors, and his Uncle Joe who told him about the courage of his ancestors who fled genocide in Poland. Their stories taught Miller to stand up for what is right and to never quit.

The author, Kim G. Robinson, and Coach Miller met in the Tustin High School cafeteria. Over nine years, Miller unknowingly inspired Kim with stories about his Jewish upbringing and life in general, rather than with thoughts about upcoming football games. Through Miller, Kim discovered the magic behind transforming any underdog into a top dog through old-school philosophy.

Five percent of all book profits fund
The Myron and Kathy Miller
For Underdogs Only Scholarship

Themes include: Fatherhood, Mentoring, Coaching, Overcoming Adversity, Teen Sports, Coming of Age, Scholarships, Jewish Life, Perseverance, Education, At-risk Youth, Determination, High School Sports, Overcoming Bullying

About the Author:

A lifelong journey of writing led Kim G. Robinson to publish For Underdogs Only, and she is currently composing her next book. Kim unfolds memories that read like fiction. With a desire to preserve uniquely American stories, Kim's authentic storytelling brings to life the experiences of people who view obstacles as fuel to ignite dreams. Growing up in rural Illinois in a lower-middle class family, Kim knows personally the plight of the underdog. When she isn't writing, Kim teaches English at Tustin High School in Tustin, California. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.

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