Out of print for more than 30 years, now available for the first time as an eBook, this is the controversial story of John Wooden's first 25 years and first 8 NCAA Championships as UCLA Head Basketball Coach. Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps said, "I used this book as an inspiration for the biggest win of my career when we ended UCLA's all-time 88-game winning streak in 1974."

Compiled with more than 40 hours of interviews with Coach Wooden, learn about the man behind the coach. Click the Book to read the players telling their stories in their own words. This is the book that UCLA Athletic Director J.D. Morgan tried to ban.

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27 Dresses (4/10)

by Tony Medley

You want a chick flick? Iíll give you a chick flick. Directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Aline Brosh McKenna, edited by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly, oh, need I go on. Itís not so much that just about everything about this movie is female, itís that it is so amazingly derivative. Everythingís been done before and itís oh, so predictable.

Jane (Katherine Heigl) is an older sister of self-centered Tess (Malin Akerman), who is supposed to be beautiful and sexy. I thought she was neither. Jane has a crush on her boss, George (Edward Burns). Even so, she introduces him to Tess and they apparently fall in love. Jane has been a bridesmaid 27 times and canít say no, so Tess leads her around by her little finger. Enter Kevin (James Marsden), a newspaper writer assigned to the wedding, who falls for Jane, who canít see it.

This is a simple story thatís been told over and over again. Why, then, does it take a very long one hour forty-seven extremely squirmy minutes to tell it again? I might have liked it better if the first hour hadnít lasted an eternity.

The film ends with dismal cinematography (Peter James). Throughout, Heigl is filmed as a beautiful woman. But in the final wedding scenes she looks almost ugly because of the way sheís lit and photographed. Her nose looks as if she has just gone 15 rounds with Mike Tyson. In fact, thinking about it for awhile, she looks a little like Mike in these scenes.

I canít see any reason to make this movie, but if Fox did decide to make it, they should have hired someone who knew how to edit to cut it down to something around 80 minutes. Then it might have been good enough to at least rate a 5.

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