I’ll keep this short, since any mention of Bill Belichick will inevitably cause Adam Say to begin sharpening his knives. I will say, however, that David Halberstam’s study of Belichick’s career, The Education of a Coach, is arguably the best sports-related book I’ve ever read, a fascinating account of one man’s quest for excellence in his field. By no means am I a Patriots fan–far from it, in fact–but the story of how Belichick and his staff built the current dynasty is utterly enthralling. I actually didn’t want to finish this book because I wanted to keep on reading it; for that reason, the very least I can do is recommend that you read it yourself.
Up next: Wicked. I’m bringing a stack of books up north with me, with the aim of reading at least three of them in the next two weeks. We’ll see how successful I am.