Still searching for a good book to take to the beach, the country, or just a secluded corner?
In a summer of the Olympics, tight baseball pennant races and other high-profile sporting events, even the most dedicated athletes and executives find time in their busy schedules for some quiet reading. Here are books that several sports and business personalities have been reading, or plan to read, in their spare moments this summer.
Billy Beane, President & General Manager, Oakland A’s
"I am reading the George Martin series of books that the HBO show “Game of Thrones” is based on. They are not brief, so I’m sure they will fill the summer months."
Natalie Coughlin, 11-time swimming Olympic medal winner
“Drop Dead Healthy,” by A.J. Jacobs. "I love reading about food, cooking, and nutrition. This book looks at all sorts of diets, workout regimens, and health ideologies in an interesting, light-hearted way."
Sunil Gulati, President, U.S. Soccer Federation
“Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman
Phil Knight, Co-Founder & Chairman, Nike
“The Orphan Master’s Son,” by Adam Johnson
Christopher Ramsey, CEO, USA Water Polo
“Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand.
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