S2G's MLF Sport: In the Zone


The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks by Ben Cohen, Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed by Matthew Futterman, and Astroball: The New Way to Win it All, by Ben Reiter, are books that use sports to explore the world, in particular why we’re so fascinated with that magical feeling of beating the odds, becoming temporarily superhuman and transcending our internal limits. Some call it “the hot hand,” others call it “the runner’s high”, but it’s something we’ve all felt in one way or another. The authors explain why they wrote books about it and what they learned along the way from Olympic runners, Oscar-winning directors, Nobel-winning academics, and basketball phenom Stephen Cur.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Virtual
The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks Cover Image
$29.25
ISBN: 9780062820723
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Published: Custom House - March 10th, 2020

Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780525562573
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Published: Anchor - April 14th, 2020

Astroball: The New Way to Win It All Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780525576655
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Published: Three Rivers Press - March 26th, 2019