Bounce

Bounce The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice

Paperback (28 Apr 2011)

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Synopsis

From the author of You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything

Essential reading for an astounding summer of sport; If you've ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer.

What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn't Tiger Woods "choke"? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together.

Two-time Olympian and sports writer and broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience and psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes and introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters, including the East German athlete who became a man, and her husband - and the three Hungarian sisters who are all chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories and statistics.

Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice, drugs in sport (and life) and whether black people really are faster runners, the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert.

Book information

ISBN: 9780007350544
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: 4th Estate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 153.9
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 220g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 19mm