Go, Women’s Basketball!

August 12, 2012

Like everyone else in the world, I’m caught up in the Olympics. Women’s basketball is especially meaningful right now, as they play for the Gold. I have Annie Meyers Drysdale to thank for that because her fabulous book, YOU LET SOME GIRL BEAT YOU? gave me a front row seat to a woman’s dream of achieving the near-impossible – not for anything other than love of the game. It’s one of the things I love about Annie – her purity. Her single-minded focus never let anything get in her way of reaching her goals. Annie’s book isn’t just a great story about a woman who broke the glass ceiling of women’s basketball, but it’s a great example of how to live life.

I just received a postcard from Annie yesterday, from London, where she’s doing the announcing for women’s basketball for the Olympics, and I know she’s a bundle of nerves for our women athletes. So go celebrate the fabulosity of our athletes by picking up a copy of Annie’s book because you’ll also find that you’re celebrating your life.


YOU LET SOME GIRL BEAT YOU? Up In Lights

June 8, 2012


Ann Meyers Drysdale gives a fantastic interview with Robin Roberts, host of ABC’s Good Morning America, about her long, influential career in basketball and her wonderful new book YOU LET SOME GIRL BEAT YOU? This book is for those who have a dream and are willing to stick with it, regardless of what anyone says.

And don’t miss Annie’s terrific article in Parenting OC Magazine.

As the Olympic Games Begin in London and the Historic Women’s Sports Legislation Called Title IX Turns 40, Ann Meyers Drysdale—One of the Greatest Female Athletes of All Time—Looks Back on Her Life as a Woman Athlete in a Man’s World.

Click here to watch Annie’s wonderful interview on CBS/Atlanta.


No plans this weekend?

May 2, 2012

If you’re in the Greater Los Angeles area, I suggest you swing by the gorgeous UCLA campus on Saturday, May 5 @ noon, and pick up a copy of YOU LET SOME GIRL BEAT YOU? by Ann Meyers Drysdale, where she’ll be signing alongside her bud Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Not only is this wonderful book about Annie’s amazing athletic career about breaking glass ceilings, but it’s about sticking with a dream. How many people told you that writing was a dumb idea, that you’d never make it, or why are you wasting your time?

And how many have you bowed to that narrow-minded sentiment? Well, neither did Annie.  Instead, she kept her head down, followed her dreams, married Dodgers legend Don Drysdale and had three gorgeous kids, and is now V.P. of the NBA Phoenix Pacers and WNBA Phoenix Mercury.

This is an uplifting story that proves just how far you can go if you work hard, don’t listen to the garbage, and have talent. Go Annie.


You Let Some GIRL Beat You?

April 26, 2012

Out in June 2012

I love hearing reader feedback on our books because the comments are so varied; things I never saw through all the hours of editing knock my upside the head in reviews. Author Annie Meyers Drysdale gave an amazing interview with Dave Isaac, Host of Breakthrough Thinking and Breakthrough Sports heard LIVE on KXXT 1010 AM.

He says Annie’s story is a love story:  A love for the competitive spirit, love of the sport, a love to live her life to the fullest, of love of her family, and the love of her life.

He hit the nail on the head because that’s exactly what attracted me to Annie’s story when her agent brought it to me. Annie’s story hits all of us in some manner with her message of:

  • Have the courage to be who you are
  • Have the inspiration to be your best
  • Believe you can be whoever you want against all odds
  • Don’t be afraid to overcome culture obstacles

Whenever I’ve had a tough day, I can hear Annie’s voice ringing in my ears, “Come on, Lynn, you gonna let that get you down?”

Yeah, she’s all that. I hope you set aside some time to listen to the radio interview. You’ll feel ready to take on a cage full of lions. Pinky swear.

 


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