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On Form: The Times Book of the Year Fascinating Ivo Tennant The Cricketer Engaging Martin Chilton Daily Telegraph Endlessly curious and unapologetically intellectual The Times Accessible William Joll The Oldie Fascinating Choice Interesting New Statesman This is a book that offers insight not just into cricket, but into every walk of life not just into the state of being on form itself, but into everything that surrounds it and not just into the reader, but into the author himself All Out Cricket Epic journey of a book Dominic Lawson Sunday Times THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEARWhat is being on form How does it relate to feeling in the zone Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning Or is there anything we can do to make their arrivallikely In this fascinating book, former England cricket captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley examines many of the elements of being in and out of form across a number of different disciplines not only in cricket and psychoanalysis but also in finance, music, philosophy, medicine, teaching, tree surgery and drama Drawing on his own experiences, both on and off the field, Brearley describes various states of mind, from the conscious determination involved in training and practice through to that almost spiritual state of being inspired To achieve any level of form requires us to be able to hold different tensions in mind, and to tolerate both ambivalence and ambiguity Neither form nor creativity can be guaranteed Brearley illustrates in depth the frequent ways we lose form though understanding, in a full sense, enables us to make drastic loss of form less likelyPerceptive and engaging, On Form is an exploration of the benefits and risks of being on form and can help us all reflect on the range of conditions that block or liberate usAISE FOR THE ART OF CAPTAINCYA work of real substance, valued for its practicality and its precision as well as its balanced humanity and insight Hilary Mantel The best book on captaincy, written by an expert Mike Atherton A subtle, wise book Ed Smith The man management skills demonstrated by Brearley s handling of Ian Botham remain an inspiration Nasser Hussain The Art of Captaincy was, and is, an outstanding book I would add only three words which I always bear in mind Keep it simple Richie Benaud

  • Format Kindle
  • On Form: The Times Book of the Year
  • Mike Brearley
  • Anglais
  • 07 June 2017
  • 1408707357

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