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Sum It Up - June Meetup (Silver Spring)

Our book for June is Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective by Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history who tells the remarkable story of her victory and resilience against early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Pat Summitt was only 21 when she became head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team.  For 38 years, she has broken records, winning more games than any NCAA team in basketball history.  She has coached an undefeated season, co-captained the first women's Olympic team, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and has been named Sports Illustrated "Sportswoman of the Year."

Summitt's life took a shocking turn in 2011, when she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, an irreversible brain condition that affects 5 million Americans.  Despite her devastating diagnosis, she led the Vols to win their 16th SEC championship in March 2012. 

A reviewer on Amazon.com says the books is "inspiring, fascinating, heart warming and it will touch your soul really deep."

If more than 12 people show up to the Meetup, we will break into two groups, with a volunteer moderating the second group.


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  • Jackie

    The book, Sum It Up was wonderful. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was surprised by the candor, directness and honesty in this memoir. It was excellent!

    June 24, 2014

  • Larry W.

    Very interesting to exchange all kinds of thoughts on the book. I'm looking forward to our next meet-up!

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So nice to meet all of you. Thank you

    June 20, 2014

  • Keith R. B.

    Well attended, thorough discussion of coaching motivation that was fun. I'm going to order that linguini again!

    1 · June 20, 2014

  • Victoria P.

    I enjoyed meeting new people as this was my first meetup with the group. The discussion was excellent.

    June 19, 2014

  • Tammy

    A good book choice, interesting conversation and great to see regulars that I haven't seen in a while and meet new people

    June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work schedule conflict but the book is good

    June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work schedule conflict but the book is good

    June 19, 2014

  • Mark

    Maybe half or more eat there. You don't have to order, but the food is pretty good.

    June 18, 2014

  • Sylvia

    This will be my first meeting and I was wondering if everyone orders dinner or do most just eat beforehand and just get something light there.

    June 18, 2014

  • Armele v.

    I am looking forward to my first bood discussion.

    May 19, 2014

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