No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you’ve dealt with in life, you’ll find tremendous meaning in Tori Franklin’s book, You Anthem. This triumphant collection of stories and reflections takes you on an immersive journey through the highs and lows of her life as an Olympic athlete. Illuminating the transformative power of the human spirit, her book demonstrates how we can overcome the crippling grasp of mental illness and achieve an authentic, joyful life.
The Athmindset Workbook should be required reading for every athlete – particularly those at the high school and collegiate level. Both nationwide and worldwide, we’re facing a mental health crisis. Approximately 35% of elite athletes and 30% of collegiate athletes suffer from mental health issues – yet only a small margin of them gets the care that they need. This powerful book challenges the stigma and offers young athletes with a life-changing resource to take control of their mental health.
Hitchhiking to Madness will leave you speechless. It is such an awe-inspiring, complicated tale and at times it is so rich with lasting lessons that you must remind yourself that it is a true story. While covering pertinent social themes and thoughtful insight on the horrors of mental illness, Dr. Carol Hamilton chronicles a life journey like no other.
On the surface, our book of the day is filled with fiery hope and optimism. It tells the powerful true story of Max Mangum and his lifelong dream of pitching in the big leagues. Max was born with a gift. His fastball sizzled at 100 miles per hour. He was deadly accurate, and paired his God-given talents with an unmatched passion and love for the game. But with his gift, he was born with a tragic curse.