2019 Summer Reading and Listening List

If you are in need of some summer leisure activities, here is a list of a books and podcasts that Eph coaches recommend.


  • The Art of Learning, Josh Waitzkin
  • The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams, Sam Walker
  • Finding Mastery, Gervais (podcast)
  • Gridiron Genius, Michael Lombardi
  • Magness and Marcus on Coaching, Steve Magness and Jon Marcus (podcast)
  • The Passion Paradox, Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
  • Periodization: Theory and Methodology of Training, Tudor Bompa
  • Success through Failure, with Jim Harshaw, Jr. (podcast)
  • Wolfpack, Amy Wambach
  • Zonal Marking: The Making of Modern European Football, Michael Cox


  • Against the Rules, Michael Lewis (podcast)
  • Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
  • Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
  • The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle
  • Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, Dorothy Roberts
  • The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis
  • Football in Sun and Shadow, Eduardo Galeano
  • Getting to Us, Seth Davis
  • Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
  • Tony Kornheiser Show, Tony Kornheiser (podcast)
  • Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy, Jane Leavy
  • Off the Clock, Laura Vanderkam
  • The Power of Moments, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Range, David Epstein
  • When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, David Maraniss
  • A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, Sonia Purnell


  • Learned Optimism, Marty Seligman
  • Macbeth, Jo Nesbø

A special thanks to the alpine skiing, basketball, crew, cross country, squash, tennis, track and field, and wrestling coaches who recommended these materials.