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eBook Heading for Home: My Journey from Little League to Hollywood! ePub

by Ken Fuson,Kent Stock

  • ISBN: 1886296545
  • Category: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: Ken Fuson,Kent Stock
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arrow Publications, Inc. (August 11, 2009)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1488 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1565 kb
  • Other: mbr txt lrf doc
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 453

Description

Heading for Home is Kent Stock's autobiographical story of how he ended up the coach of, pound for pound, the . With delightful humor and unexpected humility, Kent (with Ken Fuson) describes his life's path, which winds ever further away from his dream.

Heading for Home is Kent Stock's autobiographical story of how he ended up the coach of, pound for pound, the greatest high school baseball program in the state of Iowa-Norway-in its final season in 1991 and how he led that team to its 20th state championship. The story is fascinating enough that a movie was made out of it (The Final Season), though the book was written after the movie. And, incredibly, it's his deep integrity that helped lay that path. In fact, the final portion of the book is the fast-page-turning tale of how the movie came to be.

Kent Stock, Ken Fuson. People who witnessed this true story still can't believe what happened. It was so inspiring that Hollywood came calling and retold the story of a small school's baseball team in the motion picture "The Final Season. It's about family, about faith being tested and affirmed; it rings with the truth that if you never give up, incredible things can happen. Sean Astin, the star of "Rudy" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, played Coach Kent Stock in this movie filmed mostly in eastern Iowa.

ISBN13:9781886296541.

Kent Stock did. This book is about a real guy who opens himself up to wherever the path may lead, faces disappointments and loss, adjusts his goals with impressive maturity (without self-pity, resentment, or even resignation), and as a result, finds joy and fulfillment in places he never expected.

Your generous contribution to our league made our season a success. Thank you for your support. located at Ryan Brunner Field.

Последние твиты от Kent Stock (Stock) From Spending the entire 1991 Norway baseball season with Ken following the team and writing stories to spending many hours with Ken as he helped me write my book.

Последние твиты от Kent Stock (Stock). Husband, Father of 2 daughters, TEDx Speaker, Author, Subject of movie The Final Season, Huge St Louis Cardinals fan. Iowa. From Spending the entire 1991 Norway baseball season with Ken following the team and writing stories to spending many hours with Ken as he helped me write my book. May he Rest In Peace. 121314128669537484. ent Stock добавил(а), Dan HolmПодлинная учетная запись holm. I'm sorry to pass along the news that Ken Fuson, one of my former colleagues at the gister, passed away this morning.

Kent recently released a book titled, Heading for Home: My Journey from Little League to Hollywood  . Kent began his career in Belle Plaine, Iowa where he became well known and respected as both a teacher and coach.

Kent recently released a book titled, Heading for Home: My Journey from Little League to Hollywood outlining his life’s journey and the behind the scenes stories of filming a movie. Growing up in central Iowa, Kent excelled at baseball with the support of his close-knit family. While scouting a game he met the head coach of nearby Norway, Iowa’s famous baseball team, Jim Van Scoyoc, who agreed to interview Kent for an assistant coach position that had just opened up in Norway.

People who witnessed this true story still can't believe what happened. It was so inspiring that Hollywood came calling and retold the story of a small school's baseball team in the motion picture "The Final Season." It's about family, about faith being tested and affirmed; it rings with the truth that if you never give up, incredible things can happen. Sean Astin, the star of "Rudy" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, played Coach Kent Stock in this movie filmed mostly in eastern Iowa.

Comments

Wenaiand Wenaiand
Heading for Home is Kent Stock's autobiographical story of how he ended up the coach of, pound for pound, the greatest high school baseball program in the state of Iowa--Norway--in its final season in 1991 and how he led that team to its 20th state championship. The story is fascinating enough that a movie was made out of it (The Final Season), though the book was written after the movie. In fact, the final portion of the book is the fast-page-turning tale of how the movie came to be. Kent's good character comes through in the book. (I call him by his first name only because I know him, having the privilege of serving with him on a nonprofit board.) Unlike many autobiographies, he does not put down or make fun of others. If he had anything bad to say about anyone, he kept it to himself. Heading for Home preserves for Iowa baseball an important part of its history, but it is more than a baseball story and appeals to more than just baseball fans or people from Iowa. It is simply a good story, well told, from a good man.
INvait INvait
What a great story. I'm from Iowa but new little about the town of Norway, but I DO know small town Iowa, and this is a great example of how we are raised and the heart of Iowans. I have known Ken Fuson my whole life. I lived part of my childhood living next door to hm. We started school together and I have followed his career as a journalist. This book makes me proud to be from Iowa.
MarF MarF
I grew up in Cedar Rapids and was somewhat aware of Norway's baseball teams, but not to the extent of its standing until I first saw the movie The Final Season and now reading the book. I enjoyed both very much.

I purchased the book for my wife to read for Christmas and she said it was a good book to read afterward. She taught elementary school in Benton Community for 19 years before we moved out of state. We've remained loyal Iowans and continue to visit Iowa on a regular basis and enjoy seeing old friends. We just came home through Iowa to Wisconsin in the past weekend and stopped to enjoy a meal at the Ox Yoke restaurant on I-80 near the Amana Colonies. I miss some of the small things most, like a familiar restaurant at times.

Kent Stock's account of the final season, his life, the movie and personal insights were very honest and make good reading I think. The Norway team played my old school in Cedar Rapids as mentioned in the book. La Salle High School which has since merged with Regis in a new combined school of Xavier high school.

My wife has a good friend who taught in the Linn Mar school district where Kent was a principal for many years.

The former head coach for Norway Jim Van Scoyce of course is a major reason that Norway had such winning teams and Kent of course already had a very disciplined team when he took over. But that could have changed quickly without good leadership qualities. And Kent Stock has those qualities.

I do wish the film had done better at the box office. We saw the film in our local theater and we own a copy on DVD. I have seen the movie on pay cable channels also. On our trip home this past weekend I saw a book rack at the Ox Yoke Inn and mentioned they should put this book on the rack for sale. The younger woman at the counter said she has seen the movie but thought it was paced to slow. I think with all of the CGI special effects in film today, character based film is overlooked by the younger generation unless there are vampires or gore in it. Too bad.

I think if you read this book you will find a heartwarming story and enjoy the downhome values spoken of by the author. I did.

And if you like the book may I suggest you watch the movie sometime. Even though some of the events are fabricated and others changed, it is still a good movie.
Mejora Mejora
I'm not a big sports fan, but I am a fan of this book, & the author. I enjoyed the ins & "outs" (pun intended!) of the story.   Mostly I appreciated Kent's  honesty,  sincerity & faithful witness!
Binthars Binthars
Way Better than the movie
Kamick Kamick
Not of interest as reading goes but condition as advertised.
Olwado Olwado
Here's an amazing story from somebody who isn't famous, but should be! Not every great story comes out of New York or California, though Holllywood was smart enough to make this book into a movie. And it's a good movie, too. What I enjoyed most about Kent Stock's story is that it speaks to potential borne of grit and determination. I'm not even into baseball, and I had a great time with this.
There is much more than meets the eye - in this book, and in Kent Stock. Yes, it's an inspiring story about baseball and faith in a dream...and yes, they made a movie about him and his winning team. But that's not what the book - or he, as it turns out - is really about. This book is for anyone who did not achieve his or her life's dream. Kent Stock didn't. This book is for anyone who has struggled with faith. Kent Stock did. With delightful humor and unexpected humility, Kent (with Ken Fuson) describes his life's path, which winds ever further away from his dream. And, incredibly, it's his deep integrity that helped lay that path. This book is about a real guy who opens himself up to wherever the path may lead, faces disappointments and loss, adjusts his goals with impressive maturity (without self-pity, resentment, or even resignation), and as a result, finds joy and fulfillment in places he never expected.
Read this book. If you're not careful, you will smile, laugh out loud, and feel your eyes well up with tears...in places you never expected.