Monday, July 30, 2012
Jeremy Lin: The reason for the Linsanity by Timothy Dalrymple
This book is incredible! It traces the journey of Jeremy Lin from birth all the way to his education at Harvard, a stint in the D-League and finally the NBA. The author does all this in 7 chapters detailing the 7 miracle games in February as he intersperses the description of the game with the basketball star's life.
It really inspires me to live my Christian faith like Jeremy does. To work hard, be humble and do all for the "audience of one" as Jeremy puts it.
I'd encourage everyone to read it, even those who don't really know basketball. I have precious little knowledge on basketball jargon but the text just flows so smoothly I completed the book before using my iPhone's Merriam Webster app to find out what an "alley-oop" and a "turnover" was.
More than anything, this book chronicles the journey of the ultimate underdog - an Asian American Ivy Leaguer who made it big in the NBA.