New England Patriots: Tom Brady on the Couch

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Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything by Charles P. Pierce
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
ISBN-13: 978-0374214449
This is undoubtedly one of the oddest biographies I have ever read. However, it was also one of the most intriguing.
The author, Charles Pierce, tries to uncover what makes Tom Brady tick. What makes him such a consummate team player and leader on the field? What made a player drafted in the sixth round, whom nobody but maybe Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli thought would ever amount to much in the pros, become a Hall of Fame bound quarterback, one of the best to have ever played?

There are a lot of things.

First, Brady was never the most gifted athlete and he had to work for everything through high school and college.
In fact, he was barely recruited, and his father put together a video package and he ultimately ended up at the University of Michigan. He persevered despite not even being a full-time sta...

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