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    • Drama High

    • The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater
    • By: Michael Sokolove
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Why would the multimillionaire producer of Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of Les Misérables? To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run by its legendary director, Lou Volpe. Broadway turns to Truman High when trying out controversial shows such as Rent and Spring Awakening before they move on to high school theater programs across the nation. Volpe’s students from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers, entertainment executives, newscasters, and community-theater founders. 

    • The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater
    • By: Michael Sokolove
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 09-12-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Players First

    • Coaching from the Inside Out
    • By: John Calipari, Michael Sokolove
    • Narrated by: Chuck Montgomery
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players - what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • IU alum and fan...now loves Calipari

    • By Stephen S. on 04-16-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Success Is the Only Option

    • The Art of Coaching Extreme Talent
    • By: John Calipari, Michael Sokolove
    • Narrated by: Al Kessel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is known for his unparalleled ability to recruit the nation's best young players, some of whom will spend just one year with him before going to the NBA, and convincing them to commit to the team without sacrificing their personal goals. It is a promise he makes to them: "Fully invest in the present - and each other - and I guarantee it will serve your future." Here, for the first time, he distills his team-building methods in ways that apply to CEOs, business owners, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than basketball!

    • By The Drewster on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $25.09