Persuasion of My Days: An Anecdotal Memoir: The Early Years by H.a. DorfmanPersuasion of My Days: An Anecdotal Memoir: The Early Years by H.a. Dorfman

Persuasion of My Days: An Anecdotal Memoir: The Early Years

byH.a. Dorfman

Paperback | January 27, 2005

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Harvey Dorfman literally rose from a childhood sickbed to his place of world renown in the field of sports psychology. Here he recounts the early experiences that 'persuaded' his future years. Dorfman takes the reader along this journey to his initial experience as an educator. Writer/theologian Frederick Buechner calls the book, "moving, convincing, alive and true; these chapters are (as) authentic a picture of a boy's finding his way as any I know." This first of two volumes closes on a twenty-seven-year-old readying himself for a career that would take him from high school coaching to his current prominence in the world of professional sports.
Harvey Dorfman has worked in education and psychology as a teacher, counselor, coach, and consultant. In 1999, Dorfman became a full-time consultant in sport psychology and staff development for the Scott Boras Corporation, an agency that represents professional baseball players. Harvey has also been a freelance journalist, his work ha...
Title:Persuasion of My Days: An Anecdotal Memoir: The Early YearsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:172 pages, 8.98 × 6.06 × 0.56 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 6.06 × 0.56 inPublished:January 27, 2005Publisher:Hamilton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761829806

ISBN - 13:9780761829805


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Locomotive Chapter 3 Keystone Kids Chapter 4 First Ballgame Chapter 5 All Across Chapter 6 Checkers Chapter 7 Sledding Chapter 8 Gin Rummy Chapter 9 A New Ballgame Chapter 10 Rocky Chapter 11 Wild Pitch Chapter 12 Flyweight vs. Heavyweight Chapter 13 Time Out & In With Dr. Belly Chapter 14 Prospect or Suspect Chapter 15 Once a Mohawk. Chapter 16 Lou Chapter 17 Doc Comes Through Chapter 18 A Fledgling Eagle Chapter 19 How Is Soccer Going? Chapter 20 Academics Chapter 21 Ways & Means; Play & Work Chapter 22 Social Decorum: New Art, Old Instincts Chapter 23 Back on the Athletic Fields Chapter 24 A. Huntley Parker, Jr. Chapter 25 Senior Season Chapter 26 A Real Job Chapter 27 Conflict with Cupid Chapter 28 Moving On-Happily, Sadly Chapter 29 About the Author

Editorial Reviews

A remarkable personal revelation of a man who struggled with a debilitating illness through his childhood. His hardships became his foundation for helping athletes, from high school through the professional level, to achieve their highest potential. Read this book to appreciate the boy and man behind 'the mental game.'