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. This is the only book that gives a true picture of the character of John Wooden and the influence of his assistant, Jerry Norman, whose contributions Wooden  ignored and tried to bury.

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Wanderlust (5/10)

by Tony Medley

Run time 98 minutes.

Not for children.

Producer Judd Apatow is back! So it's not surprising that this is another attempt at humor that features gutter language and full frontal male and female nudity.

Starring Apatow regular Paul Rudd, he's joined by Jennifer Anniston, as a young married couple in New York who are singularly unsuccessful, so they take off and join a commune in Georgia, that is full of bizarre characters.

The problem with the film is that it just isn't funny. Rudd has one scene in which he's trying to convince himself to have sex with one of the commune members. He's looking at himself in the mirror and saying gross things. I guess it is intended to be rollickingly funny. Unfortunately, not only is it not funny, it doesn't even make any sense. This is a grown man whose wife has given him permission to have extra-marital sex. But Rudd is acting like a guy who has never seen a woman before and doesn't have a clue how to speak with her. It is one of the more ridiculous scenes one will ever have the misfortune to view and it goes on and on and on.

Directed by first timer David Wain, who co-wrote with Ken Marino, the movie clearly makes fun of the nutty people who used to be called flower children. Actually, I think that Wain is trying to make a movie that supports marital fidelity, but, probably because of Apatow, has to put in so much stuff for shock value, like the nudity and foul language, that he loses his purpose. Wain's experience is TV and this film seems more like a sitcom that stands no chance of being renewed.