Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game

America's favorite sportswriter teams up with Red Auerbach, the most successful and admired coach in basketball history, to tell the best stories of a legendary life.Living legend Arnold "Red" Auerbach led the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, eight of them consecutive, during his 17 year tenure in Boston, from 1950 to 1966. The fiery coach is a unique personality; America's favorite sportswriter teams up with Red Auerbach, the most successful and admired coach in basketball history, ...

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Title:Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game
Author:Red Auerbach
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Genres:Sports and Games
ISBN:Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:346 pages pages

Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game Reviews

  • Lexi
    May 08, 2008

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

  • Stephen
    Mar 06, 2009

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

  • Adam
    Jun 28, 2008

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

  • Joyce
    Feb 16, 2010

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

  • Dru
    Jan 18, 2011

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

  • Josh
    Apr 06, 2013

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

  • John Diaz
    Dec 11, 2007

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

    Good anecdotes from Red Auerbach (as told to John Feinstein) on his life in basketball. Auerbach's history is intertwined with the Boston Celtic's (the NBA's most successful franchise), and his stories are an insiders look at the NBA and what happened during Boston's success. Everythin...

    Incredible Book. You don't need to be a Boston Celtics fan, a basketball fan or a sports fan to enjoy this book. Of course all of the above helps. But this is more about a first hand account of the type of person it takes to leave a permanent positive mark on any institution. This port...

    I'm a big Boston Celtics fan, but not a huge Red Auerbach fan, but this was a very easy read and well written by John Feinstein. It gave a rarely seen side of him being a curmudgeon - a fairly warm curmudgeon I suppose though. The anecdotes were enjoyable to read and it is memorable si...

  • Samantha
    Aug 17, 2008

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

  • Erik Knutila
    Apr 21, 2008

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

    Good anecdotes from Red Auerbach (as told to John Feinstein) on his life in basketball. Auerbach's history is intertwined with the Boston Celtic's (the NBA's most successful franchise), and his stories are an insiders look at the NBA and what happened during Boston's success. Everythin...

    Incredible Book. You don't need to be a Boston Celtics fan, a basketball fan or a sports fan to enjoy this book. Of course all of the above helps. But this is more about a first hand account of the type of person it takes to leave a permanent positive mark on any institution. This port...

  • Judy
    Jun 06, 2009

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

  • Anita
    Jun 24, 2018

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

  • James
    Aug 30, 2008

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

    Good anecdotes from Red Auerbach (as told to John Feinstein) on his life in basketball. Auerbach's history is intertwined with the Boston Celtic's (the NBA's most successful franchise), and his stories are an insiders look at the NBA and what happened during Boston's success. Everythin...

  • Mahlon
    Oct 16, 2008

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

  • Spencer Hill
    Dec 21, 2010

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

    Good anecdotes from Red Auerbach (as told to John Feinstein) on his life in basketball. Auerbach's history is intertwined with the Boston Celtic's (the NBA's most successful franchise), and his stories are an insiders look at the NBA and what happened during Boston's success. Everythin...

    Incredible Book. You don't need to be a Boston Celtics fan, a basketball fan or a sports fan to enjoy this book. Of course all of the above helps. But this is more about a first hand account of the type of person it takes to leave a permanent positive mark on any institution. This port...

    I'm a big Boston Celtics fan, but not a huge Red Auerbach fan, but this was a very easy read and well written by John Feinstein. It gave a rarely seen side of him being a curmudgeon - a fairly warm curmudgeon I suppose though. The anecdotes were enjoyable to read and it is memorable si...

    The man who built the Boston Celtics. I was a Celtics fan through the Bird, McHale, Parish era. I knew who Auerbach was but I didn't know who he WAS. This turned out to be a very interesting read. Humourous and full of interesting facts. If you are an old school basketball f...

    What a treat this book was! Sitting and listening to the great Red Auerbach tell story after story was so wonderful! It was like you were sitting at a table in a Chinese restaurant and hearing Red tell you how things really were! What a great job John Feinstein did, letting some of his...

    I am a life long Celtics fan. Whenever Byrd was playing in the 80's, I was watching. During those years I developed a love for Celtics history. Red Auerbach has been my favorite NBA icon because of that celebratory cigar when he knew he had you beat with 3 minutes to go. This book cove...

  • Ice
    May 12, 2010

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

  • Scott Vout
    Jul 18, 2015

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

    Good anecdotes from Red Auerbach (as told to John Feinstein) on his life in basketball. Auerbach's history is intertwined with the Boston Celtic's (the NBA's most successful franchise), and his stories are an insiders look at the NBA and what happened during Boston's success. Everythin...

    Incredible Book. You don't need to be a Boston Celtics fan, a basketball fan or a sports fan to enjoy this book. Of course all of the above helps. But this is more about a first hand account of the type of person it takes to leave a permanent positive mark on any institution. This port...

    I'm a big Boston Celtics fan, but not a huge Red Auerbach fan, but this was a very easy read and well written by John Feinstein. It gave a rarely seen side of him being a curmudgeon - a fairly warm curmudgeon I suppose though. The anecdotes were enjoyable to read and it is memorable si...

    The man who built the Boston Celtics. I was a Celtics fan through the Bird, McHale, Parish era. I knew who Auerbach was but I didn't know who he WAS. This turned out to be a very interesting read. Humourous and full of interesting facts. If you are an old school basketball f...

  • Steve
    Jun 30, 2011

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

  • David Isgur
    Feb 20, 2012

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

    Good anecdotes from Red Auerbach (as told to John Feinstein) on his life in basketball. Auerbach's history is intertwined with the Boston Celtic's (the NBA's most successful franchise), and his stories are an insiders look at the NBA and what happened during Boston's success. Everythin...

    Incredible Book. You don't need to be a Boston Celtics fan, a basketball fan or a sports fan to enjoy this book. Of course all of the above helps. But this is more about a first hand account of the type of person it takes to leave a permanent positive mark on any institution. This port...

    I'm a big Boston Celtics fan, but not a huge Red Auerbach fan, but this was a very easy read and well written by John Feinstein. It gave a rarely seen side of him being a curmudgeon - a fairly warm curmudgeon I suppose though. The anecdotes were enjoyable to read and it is memorable si...

    The man who built the Boston Celtics. I was a Celtics fan through the Bird, McHale, Parish era. I knew who Auerbach was but I didn't know who he WAS. This turned out to be a very interesting read. Humourous and full of interesting facts. If you are an old school basketball f...

    What a treat this book was! Sitting and listening to the great Red Auerbach tell story after story was so wonderful! It was like you were sitting at a table in a Chinese restaurant and hearing Red tell you how things really were! What a great job John Feinstein did, letting some of his...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 09, 2012

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

  • Paulo Glez Ogando
    Sep 28, 2015

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

  • Chris Wilson
    Mar 19, 2018

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

  • Meg
    Jul 08, 2018

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

  • Jon Tran
    Dec 08, 2015

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

    John Feinstein always seems to find a different way to write a book...this time co-authoring a work with Boston Celtics iconic coach, GM, president and vice chairman Red Auerbach. The book is a autobiographical/biographical work of Auerbach through the eyes of a unique group of friends...

    Sports writing is not usually my first choice in light reading, but I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up primarily because I once met Red Auerbach in Washington, D.C. and wanted to know more about his career with the Boston Celtics. I learned much more about the man than his plac...

    To begin with, a huge mistake of Red remembering a trip overseas: Belov wasn't a Yugoslavian player but a Russian one. He couldn't be the star his team beat back in the 60's (maybe Korac was?). Memory failed him, bad for Red; Feinstein didn't check the story, worst for him. Otherwis...

    Born in the 1990's and growing up in Australia, its safe to say that I didn't really have a great idea of who Red Auerbach was, or is. Let Me Tell You A Story makes it clear that while there will only ever be ONE Red Auerbach, he was a man of many facets, and let me tell you, many stor...

    John Feinstein started getting invited to Red Auerbach's weekly lunches at the China Doll in Washington DC, which was admission to Red's inner circle of friends and comrades. So he & Red wrote a book about it. It's terrific. It's about basketball, because you can't write abou...

    John Feinstein's books have been more miss than hit this decade, which is why it's a pleasure to go back and read one of his gems. This time his subject is Red Auerbach, the long time coach/GM of the Boston Celtics, and the man who has more championship rings than anyone in the history...

    The single most hagiographic (or possibly auto-hagiographic?) sports book I've ever read, extra surprising because John Feinstein is notorious among basketball people for having trashed Bobby Knight and started the era of sports expose journalism. If you think of Red Auerbach as a cros...

    If you are a fan of the Celtics, basketball, or life in general you must read Let Me Tell You a Story. I am a Celtics fan, yet I never knew much about Red Auerbach and the very beginning of the Boston Celtics organization. It took me approximately five pages to gain immense admiration ...

  • Henry
    Mar 09, 2017

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

  • Andrew Lee
    Jan 06, 2018

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

  • Leandro Cordobez
    Feb 22, 2017

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

    Interesting background of the Celtics and NBA history. Fast read, but not a great book. ...

    A fun saunter through Red Auerbach?s basketball anecdotes ...

    Hermoso racconto de un hermoso personaje. Lleno de anécdotas y enseñanzas. Un lindo viaje para conocer a Red. ...

  • Patrick Snell
    May 13, 2017

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

    Loved this book. Can't go wrong with anything by John Feinstein--one of the best sports writers around. As a lifelong Celtics fan, I am familiar with all of the players mentioned, but not so familiar with Red Auerbach. Never knew that Red didn't want Cousy. Cousy's name was picked out ...

    Fantastic story about the man who made the Celtics what they are. From this book you get a impression of not only how much of a basketball genius Red Auerbach was but his sense of humor & penchant for story telling as well. If you're a fan who wants to learn about and appreciate th...

  • Julia Howard
    May 05, 2017

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...

    I, being not a big fan of books regarding sports, enjoyed looking through the eyes of Red Auerbach in this interesting novel. The story takes place during Red's coaching days and we, as the readers, get a feel of his straight forward outlook on life. I find it fascinating because this ...

  • Hunter Kimball
    Feb 06, 2017

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

  • Thomas Anstett
    Apr 09, 2018

    This book was great, other than the fact that it was kind of hard to follow. It would be in the 1980's then go back to 1960' and talk about the celtics winning a championship. Other than that it was great to learn who the coach of the celtics was when they went on the 8 game win streak...

    My dad was a big Boston Celtic fan, so I grew watching them and hearing about Red Auerbach. I picked this book up because it reminded me of his love of the Celts and because I like most of John Feinstein's topics. I can tell you that I'm not a big NBA fan but this book is worth your ti...

    If you don't like basketball or the Boston Celtics, first off you need to reevaluate your life, second, you won't care at all about this book. But if you DO, like basketball and the Boston Celtics, then this is fantastic. Not a true biography, just some great stories about the greatest...

    Basketball is a fun sport to learn about, and who better to learn from than the greatest to ever coach the game, Red Auerbach. The book starts off with Red's days growing up as a high school basketball star, eventually landing him a scholarship at George Washington University. Followin...

    Already a Celtics fan, I was somewhat familiar with Red Auerbach, especially the his legendary cigars and his "gift" to Boston by recreating Celtics. However I was NOT aware of how he made all of these deals, including the one with the Ice Capades (read the book to find out!!!), his th...

    Legendary Celtics Patriarch and NBA pioneer Red Auerbach held a weekly lunch at the China Doll restaurant in Washington DC. The group included men from all walks of life. It is an easy read, and a glimpse at what we may be thinking about when we reach the winter of our lives. It is a w...

    John Feinstein at his best! ...

    You cannot tell the story of the Celtics without telling the story of Red Auerbach, their Hall of Fame coach. John Feinstein, a renowned sports writer, was invited to weekly lunches with Red and his friends at the China Doll restaurant in D.C. at 11 AM on Tuesday mornings. From those m...

    Every Tuesday for four years, Feinstein, the author of two of the bestselling sports books of all time, A Good Walk Spoiled and A Season on the Brink, played story collector, gathering tales for this, his 16th offering. During those four years, Feinstein lived for the Monday-night phon...

    You enjoy basketball? Read this book. How about good stories? Pick up a copy. What about an easy-to-read episodic series of accounts that detail a person's journey through a life of basketball? This one's for you. Even if you dislike basketball, reading this book gives a sometimes fun...