I picked this book because even though I do not watch football games all the time, I had heard of Chuck Pagano's illness and the Chuckstrong movement. I remember listening to updates about his health and how happy everyone, including opposing team members were, when Chuck returned to his coaching job. So this book to me presented a unique insight into fighting cancer very publicly, while still trying to allow the focus be on the team.
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This book does not sugarcoat anything, cancer sucks and there are many depressing, hard days to overcome. Chuck Pagano was lucky to beat the cancer, but like most other people, it left him changed and in some ways scarred as well. But what cancer could not affect was the fighter that Chuck Pagano was and will always be and in that sense, this book is immensely life affirming and provides maybe a deeper insight into what makes Chuck Pagano successful as a human and a coach than any lecture on coaching philosophy will.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book by Booklook in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post have not been influenced by any third party.