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In the tradition of such films as Hoosiers , Breaking Away , and Rocky , here is an inspiring story about the rundown town of Willow Creek, Montana, and the handful of people who live there with a sense of fateful resignation. One of them, high school English teacher Sam Pickett, is the coach of the school"s basketball team, which has an abysmal record of zero wins and ninety-three losses. But the sudden arrival of two potential hoops stars gives both the town and the team something to believe in. This tale of misfits brought together through the determination of a man struggling to bury his past is fueled by page-turning on-the-court action, characters you won"t want to let go of, and a story you won"t soon forget. And the story behind the novel is almost as inspiring as the tale of the small town and its dogged team. Over time, this self-published book earned a devoted following, thanks to the perseverance of its author. Sure to capture the hearts of a vast number of new readers, Blind Your Ponies is a classic tale of overcoming adversity told with humor and compassion.

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Blind Your Ponies
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April 30th, 2015
I loved this book; this is one of the few that I have saved to read again. Uplifting, moving and motivating read; wonderful story!
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October 7th, 2013
Stanley Gordon West was really outstanding in his character portrayals as each one was truly someone who was genuinely realistic and could easily be someone whom we may have known in our own lives. His story of how a team's performance can and does affect a whole community is so adept as this occurs across our nations whether the team is a football, hockey, soccer or basketball team - their record can and does affect the community's feelings of camaraderie, positivity, and togetherness! This is a story that should be read by young and old alike as everyone benefits from inspiration - I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the "behind the scene" plots and the boost provided by reading this book!
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Blind Your Ponies
August 18th, 2013
Uplifting, beautifully written story that will carry you on an emotional roller coaster. You will get to know these quirky people and why hearts can be more powerful than minds and minds can overcome the improbable. I read until my eyes smarted. Couldn't put the book down. I'm going to check my online source to see what else Stanley Gordon West has written. I highly recommend this book. If the book hasn't been made into a film, it should.
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