"Tommy Lasorda is a Hall of Fame manager. And if there were a Hall of Fame for colorful characters and great storytellers, he would be in those too. It's all here, enjoy." (Bob Costas, NBC and HBA Sports )
"Tommy Lasorda is one of the greatest managers his sport -- or any sport -- has ever seen. "I Live for This!" takes readers inside his world where honor, loyalty, hard work and heart are not just part of the game plan, but essential to life. He has succeeded where many would have failed and this book tells you how -- and why." (Joe Paterno, head coach, Pennsylvania State University football )
About the Author
Tommy Lasorda is one of the most enthusiastic and successful managers in baseball history, a Hall of Famer known as much for his personality as his managing prowess, who led the Dodgers to 8 division titles and 2 world championships in his storied 21 seasons as manager. Famous in five continents, he also managed the US to its first ever gold medal in baseball in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He is still active in the Dodger organization, serving currently as special adviser to the president. He was named the official ambassador of the World Baseball Classic and continues to lecture internationally, promoting baseball around the world.