Coming Back Stronger” by Drew Brees

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An auto­bi­og­ra­phy of the New Orleans Saints (now free agent) quar­ter­back who played at Pur­due after grow­ing up in Texas. His is a great sto­ry about work­ing through injury and adver­si­ty and keep­ing ground­ed. It is a very inspi­ra­tional book. I read it in one sit­ting between vis­its with Johan­na and the boys. MUST READ

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2012” by Dave Studenmund (Editor)

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A detailed sum­ma­ry of the 2011 MLB sea­son team-by-team. If you love the game this is a great book to read. There is a web­site asso­ci­at­ed with the book with up-to-the-minute infor­ma­tion. Unfor­tu­nate­ly there is no inter­net here. It’s like­ly the Car­di­nals won’t repeat in 2012 under Mike Math­e­ny, but it will be inter­est­ing to see how the group responds …