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978-0-7618-5074-8 • Paperback • April 2010 • $45.99 • (£35.00)
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H.A. Dorfman has worked in education and psychology as a teacher, counselor, coach, and consultant. In 1999, Dorfman became a full-time consultant in sport psychology for the Scott Boras Corporation, an agency that represents professional baseball players. With Karl Kuehl, he wrote The Mental Game of Baseball. He is the author of The Mental ABC's of Pitching, The Mental Keys to Hitting, and Coaching the Mental Game. His trilogy of anecdotal memoirs includes Persuasion of My Days and Copying it Down. Dorfman was a freelance journalist whose work appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, and Los Angeles Times, among others.
Chapter 1 1. He Used to be a Monk
Chapter 2 2. Uber-Agent
Chapter 3 3. The Cage of Reality
Chapter 4 4. Words Written
Chapter 5 5. Words Spoken
Chapter 6 6. Predilections
Chapter 7 7. Et. Al.
Chapter 8 8. Wannabees
Chapter 9 9. When My Wits Went Wandering
Chapter 10 10. North of the Border
Chapter 11 11. The Dreaded Thing
Chapter 12 12. Illusions of Grandeur
Chapter 13 13. For Want of Courage
Chapter 14 14. The Art of Selfishness
Chapter 15 15. Funnyball
Chapter 16 16. Fish Stories
Chapter 17 17. The Weather Within
Chapter 18 18. A Special Kid
Chapter 19 19. Books, Books, Books
Chapter 20 20. If
Chapter 21 21. ...But the Melody Lingers On
Chapter 22 22. Diamond Dustings
Chapter 23 22. Odds & Ending
Dorfman is the best sports psychologist in the world.
— Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox, AL Rookie of the Year, 2007, AL MVP, 2008
You'd be hard pressed to find a better man in the sports world. I've seen Harvey work with perennial All-Stars, MVPs, ordinary players, amateur athletes and coaches; they all walk away better than they were before they met him.
— Jeff Krushell, president, Human Sport Performance
The greatest gift I ever gave my son was an introduction to Harvey Dorfman. Harvey is a gifted and skilled practitioner ... a remarkable human being.
— Deirdre D. Young, RN, OCN, manager for Cancer Programs, Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, S.C.
When I was playing major league baseball, Harvey Dorfman's teaching would help guide my approach, on and off the field. Little did I know that years after I had retired, I would still find myself asking how Harvey would view a certain situation.
— Jim Abbott, Sullivan Award Winner, former Major League Pitcher
Dorfman illuminates the way the body and the mind communicate with each other.
— David Brooks, columnist, New York Times
I truly believe the mental side of baseball saved my career. I thank Harvey for showing me the way.
— Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies, Cy Young Award Winner, 2003