My oldest gave me this book by Tony LaRussa for Christmas and a story of a major league manager and an eventful season. I received several other books which I leisurely read and fearful to begin this one as I had read John Grisham's foreward in Costco and did not buy the book at the time. I have liked John Grisham for respect of law and disdain of attorneys and the practices they employ. When they did the movie "The Firm" in Memphis my brother was the personal trainer for the female starlet in the movie. A friend had leased his home and did not need the money and my wife said they wanted her brother's home for the movie. I believe Lee and know that house was used. When they did Painted House for Hallmark Movie Channel it was done on a friend's farm in Crittenden County. I opened the book last evening during the second of the NFC games and finished it before the second game was completed this evening. I have not been a fan of LaRussa as truly questioned so many decisions he made over the years. I know how many people he alienated in St. Louis. I talked with a number of players who were prohibited from Spring Training with Cardinals as had his own agenda including people like Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and less acclaimed stars. The book is quite well done and not just a compililation of a final season but a process of hoped success. Tony is edgy and quite opinionated. 2011 for the Cardinals truly a magical season for what was expected and how they initially failed and then came back and swooned again. Tony always attempted to build a team on three pillars Respect, Trust and Caring. My father built his life on Faith, Family and Work. I think the thoughts of Tony are absent in much of today's society. There is little respect for comments of these forums. There is certainly no trust in government much less anything else. The caring factor will certainly be absent as government is the only arbitrer as to what is done for the well being of others. I know the conditions of my father are being obliterated from society today. NoDaddy was giving me a bad time during the season and making some rather "stupid" posts and I complimented the success of the Brewers. I thought they made some good offseason decisions. They were truly a worthy adversary and we split with them in regular season. Tony awakened accountability in everyone he was around and especially himself. When I was going through a divorce 17 years ago a former classmate asked if I was accountable for self as I was for my children. I thought I was but possibly my children at the time did not think I was. They are older now and do not think they hold me accountable for what I have always done. I must say that priest supports BHO. It is a good and quick read if you want to accept the facts of life.