Books by Don Yaeger
NPR stories about Don Yaeger
This week brings four novels about love: childhood love in immigrant Brooklyn; married love in dot-com San Francisco; intergenerational love and tension in Philadelphia; and an academic father's sometimes obtuse love for his three daughters. In nonfiction, football star Michael Oher describes his experiences in foster care.
Rex Ryan, the head coach of the New York Jets, has been called a lot of things: boastful, brash, profane and even fat. But one thing you can't call him is ineffective. In his new book, Play Like You Mean It, Ryan writes about his journey to the top.
Excerpt: 'I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond'
Michael Oher's journey from homelessness to football stardom has been the subject of a best-selling book — as well as the Academy Award-winning film The Blind Side. Now, Oher hopes to separate real-life fact from movie fiction in his own words.
Mike Pressler was dumped as Duke's lacrosse coach when rape charges were filed against three of his players. But the charges were dropped and the prosecutor in the case was disbarred. Now, Pressler is coaching again and has written a book.