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Linspired reveals the remarkable journey of the ultimate underdog, Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks and the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. In spite of being cut by two NBA teams before he signed with the Knicks, Lin always trusted that God had a plan for his life and his talents: 'I'm not exactly sure how it is all gLinspired reveals the remarkable journey of the ultimate underdog, Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks and the first American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. In spite of being cut by two NBA teams before he signed with the Knicks, Lin always trusted that God had a plan for his life and his talents: 'I'm not exactly sure how it is all going to turn out, but I know for a fact that God has called me to be here now in the NBA,' says Lin in Linspired. After weeks of sitting at the end of the bench, a teammate's injury finally placed Lin on the court. Since then, he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response to 'Linsanity.' Weighing in on this phenomenon are tennis's Michael Chang, the first notable Asian-American athlete, Lin's pastor, Stephen Chen, and Pat Williams, senior vice president of the Orlando Magic. Other features include eight pages of full-color photos and in-depth interviews with Lin himself. Here is the remarkable inside story of the meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin....

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  • Justin Oh
    2019-03-28 09:56

    This book is about Jeremy Lin and how he faced hardships in the beginning but at the end, it was well worth it. It talks about his younger years and how he was really good at basketball in high school. He was so good that he was taken out of games because he scored the maximum number of points allowed! It also says that he scored an 800 on the SAT for Math at his freshman year. He then went to Harvard and continued his good basketball career.Then he went to the NBA and was drafted by the Warriors and didn't do so well. He was cut several times and was worried about his not so good career. He then went to New York to play for the Knicks. He was a benchwarmer until someone got injured. And thats when he showed the whole world his skills.Also in the book, it talks about his relationship with God and how he is always thankful no matter what. If you are a basketball fan, you should read this. Its very inspirational.

  • Hope
    2019-04-05 14:17

    This book is the inspiring biography of Jeremy Lin written by Mike Yorkey with Jesse Florea. As a child, Lin was not very interested in the sport of basketball, but as he matured, he grew to love the game. Although he was a basketball player, he was very small his freshman and sophomore years in high school. Once he graduated from high school Jeremy amazingly got NO college scholarships. He attended Harvard University and boosted the college's basketball program his Jr. year, and Linsanity began as Jeremy killed the basketball program his Senior year. He went on to play for the New York Knicks and later the Houston Rockets in the pros. I loved this book because Jeremy Lin faced many spiritual challenges in college and the pros. Jeremy has been pictured wearing wristbands that say "In Jesus Name I Play".

  • Elijah Pierre
    2019-03-25 12:01

    Think that the book Linspired, is a amazing book . The book have good value and it special because talked about Story of Jeremy lin's life . What i like about the book is that because it tell about how he achieve his goals when he was struggling trying to join the NBA and even in life . The book hold my attention and it was interesting of how he was on and off court . Throughout his career of playing basketball thourgh his highschool years in Palo Alto and through the pros for the Golden State Warriors and New Yorks Knicks in basketball, I think he is a good basketball player .After his failures, he would questioned himself about is he good enough to play in the NBA. But he never give up , he always put a hundred -ten in the offseason when he always trying to evolve his skills for basketball . I think what really drives Lin is that he had people to help and motivated him .I think that Michael Chang was his motivation. Michael Chang help Lin by offering him some advices about playing a sport professionally. Chang was important to Lin because he one of the best Asian Athlete for the Asian community for playing tennis .The target audience is the asian/Taiwanese and basketball community . Jeremy Lin was so famous for Asian communities than Americans communities because he is the first Asian American player Chinese/ Taiwanese to play in National Basketball Association (NBA).A fact that was really good to me was when he playing Harvard University for basketball team . He help bring the team’s record to a 21-8 during his senior year in Harvard . This would be useful addition to any school library because it give out great facts about him . People see Jeremy Lin as a role model and a natural leader on and off the court .

  • Sonlly
    2019-03-24 08:05

    Linspired:Sonlly VangDecember 3, 2016English 10-1 1) The author of the book “Inspired” I just finished is author Mike Yorkey. He’s an author who wrote over 75 books. He loved writing Dr. NIck Yphantides' book, My Big Fat Greek Diet, as well as caddying for Michael Chang in a celebrity tournament with Ivan Lendl. Feeling like he needed to start his journalism career, we returned to Mammoth Lakes, where he got to start at a small weekly resort newspaper. Children arrived: Andrea, followed by Patrick. Then in 1986, he received a huge break: he then was hired by Focus on the Family, a Christian ministry founded by Dr. James Dobson, to be the editor of Focus on the Family magazine. He enjoyed eleven fantastic and satisfying years at Focus on the Family, living in the Los Angeles area as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado, before moving back to San Diego to start a freelance career as an author and editor. 2) If I am sure it was written in the United States where Jeremy Lin lives and went there and decided to write the book there of him. Jeremy Lin was a high school student who wanted to go to Harvard College but then the they didn’t accept him so he went to a smaller college and played for them instead and made a big timing.3) The time period that this book took place in was during Jeremy Lin’s homing was in New York. He basically started to go to the gym with his family to go play some games and founded a sudden like to basketball.4) The characters in this book is Jeremy, his brother, mother, and father. Jeremy is the main and the rest are the supporting characters. He has his brother in which I don’t remember much about but when they were younger he and his brother was playing at the gym. His mother who totally was his hero, someone who wanted Jeremy to succeed in life. The mother would sometimes said something about Jeremy and make the people know how serious a mother of a Lin can be. As for his father is just a father. 5) The theme here is that although you might not be accepted to the best college; you can be in another college showing to that college that you are better. Show them who you can be and that you aren’t a giver upper or someone that has that weakness. You will have back-ups and family supporters behind you to support you. 6) He started going out at the gym with his family to go play. Then so he started shooting hoots and loved them. So he wanted to try out for basketball and he got in. He decided that if most were tall he had to get tall and so he drunk lots of milks and got tall for this one year. He was going into college and get everything up and running but then the college he chose didn’t really let’s say not chosen him. So he went to a lower college school to get accepted. He started playing in the games and gotten more famous and attracted many people’s attention. I think it was the coach who said something like why did you come to this college instead of a better college. He answered something which was a very long time ago I do not know. He joined about two NBA teams but was cut off by them and he then join the New York Knicks. Out of the games he just sat out of the court and watched them play every time until God has given him a chance to show the people who he really is. So he played it like a pro and made scores which brought his team to the not loosing so much spot and not longer the first losers. 7) “If you think about it, Jeremy was putting in his 10,000 hours of practice.” This is an irony because it is trying to say lots but he meant for lots of time. “Let’s not go there, but the 800-pound gorilla in the draft room was that not Asian-American player with his background had ever worn an NBA uniform.” This is an personification because it says a human-like gorilla.8) “At the time, I was thinking if this doesn’t work out, I maybe needed to take a break from basketball.” The person speaking who said this quote is Jeremy Lin and he is a basketball NBA player. He was stressing out of the NBA teams because they would find new better player or shut him out. So he’s gonna stop and wait to cool down the burning stress. “Jeremy had never “failed” at anything before. He’d been a straight-A student, achieved top scores in the SATs, attended Harvard.” The speaker is the narrator which is Mike Yorkey who is talking about a person who can succeed at everything he has to do or like a leader. “In a state of near despair, Jeremy wrote in his personal journal that he felt like a failure after putting up so much pressure on himself to make the NBA.” The one saying this is the narrator who is talking about Jeremy who has been struggling himself to where he doesn’t know where he is.

  • Mathew
    2019-03-27 09:22

    I love basketball. Admittedly I’m not a Knicks fan. I’m a Boston Celtics fan. They haven’t been much competition though (I couldn’t resist sorry) so I wasn’t ashamed to cheer for Lin when he started his furious flight to stardom. And being an avid Boston sports fan I was aware of Lin while he was playing at Harvard and when he signed with Golden State I was glad. I knew he was a Christian and he seemed like a solid guy by all accounts. But who knew what was about to happen? Linspired chronicles the journey from Lin’s earliest years to his present in a way that’s intriguing.However, I found myself wanting more details. Yorkey talks about Jeremy’s struggles in faith, his doubts, and the temptation of stardom but the story lacked the human touch that might have really made Jeremy relatable. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t look for morbid details of all of Jeremy’s personal life. But I wanted him to be human. I wanted to relate as a Christian who also has struggles. I found myself liking Jeremy but it was hard to relate to the struggles a guy who was sitting on the bench of an NBA team making more money than I’ll make in 10 years.One of the most interesting anectdotes came towards the end of Linspired when Yorkey was discussing the media attention Jeremy’s pastor was receiving. He relates that many of the reporters were searching for a “‘prosperity gospel’ angle--that if you pray hard enough and believe hard enough, then God will bless you and show favor toward you” (p. 168). Jeremy’s pastor quickly dismisses this and focuses on living a life in obedience to Christ and Jeremey’s success as God’s grace. Helpful words.Linspired reads like a sports article which I found refreshing. You had stats mixed in with personal tid bits like Jeremy Lin’s faith and unique story as the first American born Chinese-Taiwanesse to find stardom in the NBA. You could enjoyably read through Linspired in one sitting. I recommend you do so.

  • IrenesBookReviews
    2019-04-07 15:02

    This book is about Jeremy Lin and is written by Mike Yorkey. Mr. Yorkey has written the well liked Playing with Purpose books and this new book about the famed basketball star will also not disappoint. This book follows the beginning of Jeremy Lin’s basketball career. It talks about how he got into the NBA and how much his family history and his family influenced him. The author does well at writing about sports. He holds your attention without boring you. Even if you don’t like basketball you will still enjoy reading about this young man’s journey. I found this an interesting story and thought it was an easy read.I gave the book 5/5 stars because the book is not just for fans of Jeremy Lin and basketball but also those who enjoy a good human-interest story. I would recommend this book for any sports fan and especially those who enjoy basketball.I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

  • Neil Chambers
    2019-03-28 14:06

    Linspired is a biography that gives a third person overview of the life, struggles, and perseverance of NBA player Jeremy Lin. The book begins with Lin’s parents, how they raised Jeremy and his brothers, and the influence of religion and academics on Jeremy. Later on the book describes Lin’s deep faith, how he relied on God, his successful high school years, and how he struggled to get into a good college, despite his excellent high school resume. As an NBA player, he also struggled, but was able to play through it. I love how this book shows Jeremy’s life as proof of hard work rather than a coincidence. But the interviews with Jeremy Lin in the book were too restricted in topic. This book would be much more credible if there was an interview with Jeremy about the major aspects of his life. Besides that, Yorkey's information is very in depth and cited well. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a quality biography about hard work paying off.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-18 12:20

    It was good reading about Jeremy's story and how he became a NBA player. I didn't realize how much hard work it was for him to train and play basketball ever since he was young. Of course he enjoyed it too, but mostly it was God who orchestrated his life and partly it was because of his environment. His father's sudden interest in basketball as a college student was a major factor to his development as a basketball player, or he might not even have been interest in it if he didn't play all the time with his father and two brothers. It was also a miracle that he grew from 5 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 3 inches, 1 whole foot in a few months. I was inspired by how he didn't let his failures and initial tough transitions into the NBA stumble him, but he kept working out and trying hard due to his faith in God. I appreciate Yorkey's inclusion of an interview with Michael Chang and his respect for the Asian American culture. Great biography!

  • Matthew H H
    2019-04-13 14:22

    Author: Mike YorkeyTitle: LinspiredPg: 170Genre: Biography In the book Linspired it talks all about Jeremy Lin’s life. Jeremy Lin is a Harvard graduate who has played for three N.B.A teams. Also, it is about how he had a rough life growing up and wanting to play basketball. Next, it is about his family and where they came from. Even though Jeremy was cut from the Rockets and Warriors he got his big break in New York with the Knicks. Lin said he always new that God had a plan for him. Jeremy Lin’s life is truly amazing. I gave Linspired a four out of five because, it was very good. It was good because it was all about Jeremy’s difficulties and how he overcame them. I liked how it talked about his journey to the Knicks and, how he was on the Knicks. Also, it talked about his relationships with his teammates. I didn’t like some things though. I didn’t like how it talked a lot about the lockout. I think Linspired is worth of a four out of five.

  • Kyle I.q
    2019-04-22 07:12

    In "Linspired" Jeremy Lin, an Asian-American boy with a ball and a dream, struggles to find a position. He starts off playing normally as a kid, then it turns to a passion. As his passion continues to grow, many obstacles come into the way of him being a pro.Personally, I enjoyed reading this book. Now that I know the troubles that Jeremy Lin faced, I should be grateful for what I have. Many people don't have what we all do, and it is good to be thankful.I would recommend this book to anyone who loves basketball. This book gives lots of basketball advice, as well as many other life lessons.

  • Mrs. Tongate
    2019-04-01 09:03

    Great short, easy to read biography for grades 6-12, on Jeremy Lin that discusses his high school days, playing at Harvard, graduating with a degree from Harvard, and hoping his dream would happen in the NBA. Jeremy Lin knows how to seize the opportunity. This biography discusses his great faith during all of this. Love Jeremy Lin from sleeping on his brothers couch in NYC this year to his huge contract this summer. Smart guy, passionate about his faith, and NO tats! That's hard to find in the NBA. An inspirational read for boys.

  • Nicholas
    2019-04-18 14:19

    Amazing book! very well written! makes me want to go for dreams after this reading this book. Tells me how even though Jeremy Lin is not playing in a sport dominated by Asians, he can still make it big at the biggest level of basketball there is. This book pushes me to go harder and know that I have someone to look upon on my way to the league.

  • Rico Scarfi
    2019-04-16 09:10

    Very inspirational

  • Randall
    2019-04-22 13:09

    I really liked this book.I would recommend this book to everyone.Even if you don't like sports.In the book it talks about how a man named Jeremey Lin made himself big.Jeremy Lin is Chinese and he struggled with poverty when he was young.Jeremy Lin was a tough person though.He went to Harvard and is an u drafted NBA sensation.

  • Doreen
    2019-03-28 13:11

    Most of the info was taken from published news articles and sports coverage of the time, so there was nothing new except for a few brief excerpts from interviews the writer said he conducted himself. But even those didn't add much to what had already been printed/said. Also, there were a couple of key inaccuracies which to me showed sloppiness in rushing this book to press.

  • Tyler Green
    2019-04-24 08:57

    The story of Jeremy Lin is quite inspirational, but this is not the source to hear it from. This book loses focus often, and just generally poorly written. To capitalize on the Linsanity of early 2012, this was rushed to press and was even forced to leave out whether the Knicks made the playoffs in association with Jeremy's efforts.

  • Tyler Dykema
    2019-04-06 13:58

    Solid read. Interesting. Well written, but definitely a quick, easy read. The only gripe I have with it is that by the end you can tell it was rushed. It was printed before the NBA season was even over, thus failing to mention that Jeremy wasn't able to even play in the playoffs due to injury or the fact that he isn't even a Knick anymore.

  • Hannah Rennell
    2019-04-03 14:14

    The inspiring, truthful, heartwarming story of how Jermeny Lin changed the game of basketball, and provided diversity.

  • Shanesa
    2019-03-26 15:00

    A touching and inspiring story about a young man who has already accomplished so much, but has many more great days ahead of him. One of my favorite reads of the year.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-24 12:10

    Great read with a middle school reading level. Lots of encouragement in how Lin kept first things first and how God worked in his behalf.

  • Nancy
    2019-04-06 09:18

    Refreshing role model for all.

  • Lexy Lee
    2019-03-31 07:07

    LinspiredLexy Lee5/10/17English 10-1Author’s BackgroundThe author of the book “Inspired” I just finished is author Mike Yorkey. He’s an author who wrote over 75 books. He loved writing Dr. NIck Yphantides' book, My Big Fat Greek Diet, as well as caddying for Michael Chang in a celebrity tournament with Ivan Lendl. Feeling like he needed to start his journalism career, we returned to Mammoth Lakes, where he got to start at a small weekly resort newspaper. Children arrived: Andrea, followed by Patrick. Then in 1986, he received a huge break: he then was hired by Focus on the Family, a Christian ministry founded by Dr. James Dobson, to be the editor of Focus on the Family magazine. He enjoyed eleven fantastic and satisfying years at Focus on the Family, living in the Los Angeles area as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado, before moving back to San Diego to start a freelance career as an author and editor.Literary Time PeriodIt was written in the United States where Jeremy Lin lives and went there and decided to write the book there of him. Jeremy Lin was a high school student who wanted to go to Harvard College but then the they didn’t accept him so he went to a smaller college and played for them instead and made a big timing. Setting The time period that this book took place in was during Jeremy Lin’s homing was in New York. He basically started to go to the gym with his family to go play some games and founded a sudden like to basketball. CharactersThe characters in this book is Jeremy, his brother, mother, and father. Jeremy is the main and the rest are the supporting characters. He has his brother in which I don’t remember much about but when they were younger he and his brother was playing at the gym. His mother who totally was his hero, someone who wanted Jeremy to succeed in life. The mother would sometimes said something about Jeremy and make the people know how serious a mother of a Lin can be. As for his father is just a father.ThemeThe theme here is that although you might not be accepted to the best college; you can be in another college showing to that college that you are better. Show them who you can be and that you aren’t a giver upper or someone that has that weakness. You will have back-ups and family supporters behind you to support you.Plot SummaryHe started going out at the gym with his family to go play. Then so he started shooting hoots and loved them. So he wanted to try out for basketball and he got in. He decided that if most were tall he had to get tall and so he drunk lots of milks and got tall for this one year. He was going into college and get everything up and running but then the college he chose didn’t really let’s say not chosen him. So he went to a lower college school to get accepted. He started playing in the games and gotten more famous and attracted many people’s attention. I think it was the coach who said something like why did you come to this college instead of a better college. He answered something which was a very long time ago I do not know. He joined about two NBA teams but was cut off by them and he then join the New York Knicks. Out of the games he just sat out of the court and watched them play every time until God has given him a chance to show the people who he really is. So he played it like a pro and made scores which brought his team to the not loosing so much spot and not longer the first losers.Literary Devices“If you think about it, Jeremy was putting in his 10,000 hours of practice.” This is an irony because it is trying to say lots but he meant for lots of time. “Let’s not go there, but the 800-pound gorilla in the draft room was that not Asian-American player with his background had ever worn an NBA uniform.” This is an personification because it says a human-like gorilla. Memorable Quotes “At the time, I was thinking if this doesn’t work out, I maybe needed to take a break from basketball.” The person speaking who said this quote is Jeremy Lin and he is a basketball NBA player. He was stressing out of the NBA teams because they would find new better player or shut him out. So he’s gonna stop and wait to cool down the burning stress. “Jeremy had never “failed” at anything before. He’d been a straight-A student, achieved top scores in the SATs, attended Harvard.” The speaker is the narrator which is Mike Yorkey who is talking about a person who can succeed at everything he has to do or like a leader. “In a state of near despair, Jeremy wrote in his personal journal that he felt like a failure after putting up so much pressure on himself to make the NBA.” The one saying this is the narrator who is talking about Jeremy who has been struggling himself to where he doesn’t know where he is