- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion (October 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786880775
- ISBN-13: 978-0786880775
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Turning the Thing Around: My Life in Football Paperback – October 1, 1994
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I picked it up again about a year ago when I was thinking about what made that team (and champion teams in general) tick. The psychological edge those teams enjoyed is probably what made the difference, to which Jimmy Johnson deserves the ultimate credit.
His approach to the mental side of football is evident in this book. For example, instead of telling a kicker "don't miss" before a good field goal, Jimmy will always say "make this." The difference is the seed, either positive or negative, that is planted in that kicker's mind.
But the book goes beyond coaching philosophy to chronicle the interesting, if not a little whacky, life of an extremely sucessful football coach.
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Very interesting account of Jimmy and the job he did turning the cowboys into NFL champions.Published 4 months ago by Patricia A. Anderson
not as many insights into how he got the best out of his players as I'd hoped for.Published 19 months ago by matt
Jimmy Johnson goes into great detail about his unique and highly effective leadership style from an assisatnt coach to Miami to the Cowboys.Published on June 15, 2011 by JAS
I first read this book back in the fall of 1994, ironically Dallas' first season with Barry Switzer as head coach, as the Cowboys tried to do the impossible, winning a third... Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by Nicholas J. Vertucci
THIS BOOK IS ABOUT FORMER NFL HEAD COACH OF DALLAS AND MIAMI JIMMY JOHNSON. HE TELLS THE READER MOSTLY ABOUT HIS CAREER COACHING A BIT ABOUT HIS LIFE OFF THE FIELD. Read morePublished on May 26, 2008 by COOL JEWEL