ANOTHER SEASON ~ A Coach\'s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son
Book review and technical detail ANOTHER SEASON ~ A Coach\'s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son Gene Stallings , Sally Cook
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|Title||ANOTHER SEASON ~ A Coach\'s Story of Raising an Exceptional Son|
|author||Gene Stallings , Sally Cook|
|Publisher||Little, Brown and Company|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
Famed football drillmaster Stallings, aided by announcer Cook, combines a abbreviate history of his boxy able career with the affectionate adventure of his son, Johnny, who is abounding with Down's syndrome. In a artlessly told tale, Stallings, who carries the honorific ``Coach'' proudly, chronicles his accomplishments on the amphitheatre with abundant modesty. He has, clearly, added pride in the ability of Johnny, who, now in his 30s, has appear to his own affectionate of adulthood with the chastity and acidity that assume appropriate badges of Down's syndrome. Added a chapped ancestors account than a jock's saga, this aggregate neglects neither admiration to Coach's hero and mentor, the fabulous ``Bear'' Bryant, nor capacity of his own hirings and firings, from Texas A&M to the Cowboys and, finally, as beneficiary to the ``Bear'' at the University of Alabama. Inevitably, the scoreboards told Drillmaster Stallings's fortune. Known as ``Bebes'' to intimates, he yearned for a son, stalwart, smart, and strapping, maybe an all- brilliant linebacker. ``A football drillmaster needs a son who will comedy football,'' he would apprehend his wife say. Instead, they had three girls and Johnny, disabled and frail. Withal, Bebes and his wife came to agreement with their blue and fears. The ancestors and those abutting to them took Johnny to their hearts. With his acceptable personality, he became a admired of his father's players and agents and, eventually, the fans. And Drillmaster Bebes, gluttonous amphitheatre celebrity and generally award it, seems to accept begin article bigger through his aberrant son. It's an direct story, told absolutely prosaically. But while acutely acutely felt, it never absolutely catches fire. A nice book by a nice man, annihilation more; but annihilation less, either, and that should not be calmly dismissed. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (TV and radio accessory tours)
When beloved University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings's son was born with Down syndrome and a serious heart defect, doctors predicted he wouldn't live to see his first birthday and urged Coach Stallings and his wife to institutionalize him. But for Gene and Ruth Ann that was not an option. Johnny quickly won the hearts and adoration of the Stallings family and everyone who took the time to know him, and, proving the doctors wrong by leading an active life, he became a vital and important part of his family, his community, and his father's career. With intimate glimpses of family life and thrilling football anecdotes, ANOTHER SEASON is brimming with poignant lessons about defying the odds and finding joy in every moment.
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