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Samuel Hunter - Associate Professor, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The luckiest man: The life and death of Lou Gehrig

Author: Jonathan Eig

Book Description:

I developed an early passion for reading thanks to my mother’s consistent and generous outings to the local library in my small town. During those visits, I was drawn to biographies of individuals who accomplished great things. On a small level, it made my town seem not so tiny and my aspirations not so unattainable. One about Lou Gehrig stood out then, and the lessons gleaned from his life still ring true. To be humble, do so each and every day, and excel in the process is a set of goals I know I cannot meet in the way Gehrig did – but I think he would be proud that he inspired others to try.


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