I'm not a very graceful person. I was a sloppy skier, a sloppy tennis player, a sloppy football player, and a sloppy dancer with anyone other than Joanne. The only thing I found grace in was racing a car. - Paul Newman
Originally published in 2009 Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman lovingly details the racing life of Paul Newman, as well known as a philanthropist and actor as he was a successful race car driver.
When I started out in racing, I knew the guys were saying 'balloon foot out there.' I said, 'Well, that's their problem,' 'cause I'm a slow study, and I know it's gonna take me a long time, but you can't quit simply because they're laughing at ya, and the one thing that you learn in acting is to go out there and make mistakes. In order to do it right, you have to do it wrong, and the same thing is true in racing. - Paul Newman
What was originally perceived to be a dangerous hobby of a Hollywood star proved to be his true passion and, forgive the pun, driving force behind his life.
Motivated competitor from his earliest days in Shaker Heights, Ohio as a an athlete and Newman-Stern Sporting Goods Store salesman, Paul Newman went on to impact the lives of millions through his hard-fought efforts to live the best life he could.
Paul Newman inspired me from a young age. As my parents would impart their knowledge of Newman's efforts behind the wheel, in front of, behind the camera and with his salad dressing empire while we watched him on television and at the movies, I began to seek out his words of wisdom about pursuing passions, standing up for what you believe in and seeking quality in all things and experiences. They led me to follow in his footsteps as I pursued life as an actor, clothing designer and salesperson and now in building brands. The lessons he learned and chose to impart to the world around him are lessons that track with me and my life to this day.
Deceit and treachery will always triumph over youth and good intentions. - Paul Newman
Since it’s release, this book has maintained a proud spot on coffee tables and shelves in my homes. I always hold onto an extra copy to give to friends and loved ones who share in my appreciation of Paul Newman. It's the perfect gift for a fan of Paul Newman, even better for a fan of the racing life.
Winning isn't everything, it's just all there is. - Paul Newman
Note: This is a used book in good condition with some wear.