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Linsanity: The Improbable Rise of Jeremy Lin [Kindle Edition]

Alan Goldsher
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

On February 16, 2012, Forbes magazine reported that New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin had a bigger footprint on the Internet than Barack Obama. So how did this unassuming, modest 23-year-old Harvard grad rise from obscurity to sports iconicism? How did he put a struggling NBA team on his back and give them the kind of hope they had not felt in years? How did he become a hero to millions worldwide in a matter of days? In the first-ever ebook examination of Jeremy Lin's brief, magical career, novelist and sportswriter Alan Goldsher (ESPN Magazine, invites you to join the Linsanity and meet Jeremy Lin, the first Chinese-American to play in the NBA, the inspiring young man who made the phrase "Linning Time" part of the sports lexicon, and the man bringing pure joy back to professional basketball.

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About the Author

Alan Goldsher is the author of 11 books, including that acclaimed Beatles/horror/comedy mashup Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion. As a ghostwriter, he has collaborated with numerous celebrities and public figures. For more information, please visit

Product Details

  • File Size: 177 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Publisher: Vook (February 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007BG5OBQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Sam Wu
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Got the Simplified Chinese Edition cost me $3.99. I can not buy the English edition in my region. Like the book and really want to read the original words.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I would read this linstantly February 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I would spend 1.99 for this book multiple times. The story of Jeremy Lin's rise to NY Knick star is nothing short of awesome and I have heard that Goldsher's book was written in the same quickness that Lin went from the D-League to a household name. It's a great story to read!
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By David
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This little book, written by an ESPN sportswriter, is a fine introduction to Lin and his prodigious rise. The writing is lucid and descriptive enough for even a non-basketball fan like myself to follow (I was looking for more information to supplement a lecture about Asian-Americans in US sports). The details about Lin's life and upbringing are explained in a clear and enjoyable style. Recommended for anyone interested in the material.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Karma February 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
First of all spending the 1.99 is a no-brainer. Second of all, it makes perfect sense that this is the first book to come out of the shoot. And things that make perfect sense don't happen as often as they should. Seize this one. I mean you are reading an instant book about an instant star in the instant it's happening. How cool is that? How meta and perfect and all of that... What's coolest of all, though, is the fact that its actually damn good.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait February 26, 2012
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Couldn't resist jokey review title for this instant book about this instant star, but its a pretty impressive feat that Goldsher has pulled off here. I'm not a Knicks fan, and not even a huge basketball fan, but have been swept in the Linsanity like the rest of the country and really enjoyed this book. Goldsher clearly knows his hoops and his enthusiasm for Lin - particularly on Lin's refreshing focus on being a team player in this era of big money superstars - is engaging and infectious. I hope Lin enjoys a long and storied career and that one day in the distant future Goldsher will be penning Lin's definitive biography.
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More About the Author

Alan Goldsher is the author of ten novels, including "Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion" (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster), "A Game of Groans" (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, as George R.R. Washington), and "My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the von Trapp Family Vampires" (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books). Written as A.M. Goldsher, his chicklit books "The True Naomi Story," "Reality Check," "Today's Special," and "No Ordinary Girl" were released by Little Black Dress Books in the U.K. and Marabout in France between 2008-2011. His non-fiction titles include "Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers" and "Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read."

As a ghostwriter, Alan has collaborated on projects with numerous celebrities and public figures, including actor/comedian Kevin Pollak ("A Few Good Men," "The Usual Suspects"), film director Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), Chef Stephanie Izard, and jazz guitarist/vocalist George Benson.

His music journalism has appeared in Bass Player and Guitar Player, and his sportswriting has been seen in ESPN The Magazine,,, and He also reviews books for Kirkus.

During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.

Alan lives and writes in Chicago. Visit him at

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