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Wertheim, L. Jon

Overview
Works: 29 works in 121 publications in 2 languages and 8,751 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Miscellanea  Fiction  Juvenile works  Popular works  Basketball stories  Children's audiobooks  Football stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV742.42.M53, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L. Jon Wertheim
You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television by Al Michaels( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michaels, one of television's most respected broadcasters, interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He gives readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture
Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won by Tobias J Moskowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran sportswriter L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball, football, and hockey games are played, won and lost. Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports, and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more.--From publisher description
This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us--on the field and in the stands--and by extension, in corporate board rooms, office settings, and our daily lives.--Adapted from book jacket
The rookie bookie by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When seventh-grader Mitch Sloan moves to Jonasburg, Indiana, he uses his exceptional skills in math, money, and sports statistics to make friends--but gets in over his head when he starts a football betting ring"--
Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. Yet in the last few moments of daylight, swashbuckling Spaniard Rafael Nadal prevailed in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis." This book deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a dramatic rivalry.--From publisher description
Blood in the cage : mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside look at the growing sport of mixed martial arts chronicles the life and career of Pat Miletich, a pioneer of mixed martial arts and six-time UFC champion, against the backdrop of the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Venus envy : a sensational season inside the women's tennis tour by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the women's tennis tour details the characters and psyches of the top players and discusses such topics as race, sexuality, and dysfunctional families
Running the table : the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustler by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of Danny Basavich, a New Jersey-born pool hustler known as Kid Delicious, and his set-up man, Bristol Bob, as they embark on a four-year odyssey through the pool halls and urban billiard rooms of America
Transition game : how Hoosiers went hip-hop by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the transformation of high-school basketball in America's heartland assesses the influence of such factors as technology, multiculturalism, commercialization, and more on the sport of basketball in Indiana, looking at the growth of the women's game, the influx of players of foreign heritage, the influence of big money, and the emphasis on style rather than shooting
You can't make this up : miracles, memories, and the perfect marriage of sports and television by Al Michaels( Recording )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed firsthand some of the most memorable events in modern sports and, in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life. Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century--from the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals known as the "Miracle on Ice" to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here--Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more
4-minute fit : the weight loss solution for the time-crunched, deskbound, and stressed-out by Siphiwe Baleka( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Yale-educated truck driver and fitness guru Siphiwe Baleka, a revolutionary metabolism-spiking program for anyone who feels they don't have enough time, equipment, or money to get in shape and lose those extra pounds. When Siphiwe Baleka, who had once been a NCAA Division I athlete, began truck driving in 2008, his whole lifestyle changed. Within weeks his metabolism slowed drastically and he gained ten percent of his body weight. He knew he needed to take back control of his health and wellbeing and change the sedentary lifestyle of truck driving--one of the country's least healthy industries. Now, Baleka, founder of Fitness Trucking and full-time fitness coach for Prime Inc., one of the nation's largest trucking companies--and now one of the healthiest--helps thousands of Prime's long-haul truck drivers, who have also struggled with weight and health problems, with his 13-week nutrition and exercise plan. Combining step-by-step workouts and advice on healthy eating (even on the go), 4-Minute Fit is a flexible, yet powerful plan that is proven to boost your metabolism, provide results, and help you get rid of those extra pounds and reach your weight loss goals. Baleka's program is geared not only for those who drive eighteen-wheelers, but also for anyone who travels for work, has a job that involves a lot of sitting, or doesn't think they have enough time to exercise and eat better. If you're frustrated by the weight gain that comes from not being active enough due to your job or lifestyle, 4-Minute Fit is the simple new guide that can radically change your life"--
Scorecasting : [the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won] by Tobias J Moskowitz( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent
Foul lines : a pro basketball novel by Jack McCallum( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of senior Sports Illustrated writers presents the NBA-inspired tale of Yale senior Jamal Kelly, who lands a job with the Los Angeles Lasers and finds his former life of poverty transformed into a maelstrom of charter flights, high living, and attractive women
Blood in the cage : mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Blood in the Cage, Sports Illustrated staff writer L. Jon Wertheim examines the rise of mixed martial arts and the development of the Ultimate Fighting Challenge culture
Running the table : [the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustler] by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The rookie bookie : a novel by L. Jon Wertheim( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he has made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!
4-minute fit by Siphiwe Baleka( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Yale-educated truck driver and fitness guru Siphiwe Baleka, a revolutionary metabolism-spiking program for anyone who feels they don₂t have enough time, equipment, or money to get in shape and lose those extra pounds
This is your brain on sports : the science of underdogs, the value of rivalry, and what we can learn from the t-shirt cannon by L. Jon Wertheim( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Your Brain on Sports is the audiobook for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Sports Illustrated executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports. Through the prism of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, they reveal the hidden influences and surprising cues that inspire and derail us--on the field and in the stands--and by extension, in corporate board rooms, office settings, and our daily lives. In this irresistible narrative romp, Wertheim and Sommers usher us from professional football to the NBA to Grand Slam tennis, from the psychology of athletes self-handicapping their performance in the boxing ring or the World Series, to an explanation of why even the glimpse of a finish line can lift us beyond ordinary physical limits. They explore why Tom Brady and other starting NFL quarterbacks all seem to look like fashion models; why fans of teams like the Cubs, Mets, and any franchise from Cleveland love rooting for a loser; why the best players make the worst coaches; why hockey goons (and fans) would rather fight at home than on the road; and why the arena t-shirt cannon has something to teach us about human nature. This is Your Brain on Sports is an entertaining and thought-provoking journey into how psychology and behavioral science collide with the universe of wins-and-losses, coaching changes, underdogs, and rivalry games
4-minute fit : the metabolism accelerator for the time crunched, deskbound, and stressed-out by Siphiwe Baleka( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Yale-educated truck driver and fitness guru Siphiwe Baleka, a revolutionary metabolism-spiking program for anyone who feels they don't have enough time, equipment, or money to get in shape and lose those extra pounds. When Siphiwe Baleka, who had once been a NCAA Division I athlete, began truck driving in 2008, his whole lifestyle changed. Within weeks his metabolism slowed drastically and he gained ten percent of his body weight. He knew he needed to take back control of his health and wellbeing and change the sedentary lifestyle of truck driving--one of the country's least healthy industries. Now, Baleka, founder of Fitness Trucking and full-time fitness coach for Prime Inc., one of the nation's largest trucking companies--and now one of the healthiest--helps thousands of Prime's long-haul truck drivers, who have also struggled with weight and health problems, with his 13-week nutrition and exercise plan."--
Venus envy : power games, teenage vixens, and million-dollar egos on the women's tennis tour by L. Jon Wertheim( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won
Alternative Names
Jon Wertheim Sports journalist

L. Jon Wertheim

Wertheim Jon 1971-....

Wertheim, L Jon

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ワーサイム, L. ジョン

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English (107)

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Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever playedBlood in the cage : mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFCVenus envy : a sensational season inside the women's tennis tourRunning the table : the legend of Kid Delicious, the last great American pool hustlerTransition game : how Hoosiers went hip-hopScorecasting : [the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won]Foul lines : a pro basketball novelBlood in the cage : mixed martial arts, Pat Miletich, and the furious rise of the UFC