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Raise the Roof

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  253 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
"It wasn't a team.  It was a tent revival."

So says Pat Summitt, the legendary coach whose Tennessee Lady Vols entered the 1997-98 season aiming for an almost unprecedented "three-peat" of NCAA championships.  Raise the Roof takes you right inside the locker room of her amazing team, whose inspired mixture of gifted freshmen and seasoned stars produced a standard of play th
ebook, 304 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by Three Rivers Press (first published November 3rd 1998)
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Jan 14, 2017 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, readharder-2017
I chose this for ReadHarder2017 - #1 Read a book about sports.

I remember, vaguely, the season discussed in this book. Being from Kentucky, my family (well, immediate family - there are some Tennesseans in there!) never followed Vols sports. But, this particular team of Lady Vols did make the news all over the place.

The book was very engaging. Summitt discusses a little bit her philosophy of coaching a team, but mostly the book centers around the relationships she had with her players and how s
Jenna Yoerger
Sep 24, 2010 Jenna Yoerger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I would recommend this book if you are into sports, especially basketball. I just couldn't put it down! Raise the Roof is an inspiring book about the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (Vols) and there coach Pat Summitt. It's about how Pat Summitt led the Tennessee girls' basketball team to the championships. The best part about reading this book is it made me feel like I was right there on the court. It gives you a feel on what college basketball is like. Seriously....Read this!
Sandra Strange
If you’re interested in women’s basketball, or if you like a good sports story, this nonfiction narrative is for you. The story of the undefeated 1997-8 Tennessee Lady Volunteers, who achieved the almost unprecedented “threepeat” of the NCAA women’s basketball championship, this book reveals the behind the scenes conflicts and dramas of a pressure laden season of play. The nature of the coach and how she is changed by the special nature of that particular team of young women makes this book touc ...more
Pat Summit teams with Sally Jerkins again for her 2nd sports-commentary-memoir on the 1st college basketball team to reach 39-0. After facing so many tribulations during a 29-10 nat'l title team, Summit brings in a #1 recruiting class with Tamika Catchings, Semeka Rendall, and Teresa Geter. Chamique Holdsclaw is no short of amazing as she earned All individual honors during this season. As a lady vols basketball fan, I love how candid and revealing the truimph of one of Pat Summit's finest teams ...more
Cyndi Dwyer
Apr 05, 2008 Cyndi Dwyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know it--the second book by Pat Summit. This one reads more like an autobiography. We all know the Pat Summit steely stare, but this book lets you see the other sides to Pat Summit and how much she cares about her family, her friends and her teams.
Aug 08, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned that I know nothing about Basketball, yet this book spoke to me about people working together, and being challenged by a woman I would NOT be able to work with. I could not put the book down. We went to the movies, and I tried to read it in the hallway.
Sheri Stapleton
May 04, 2013 Sheri Stapleton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book....and love Coach Pat!
Jun 09, 2013 sweetteanosugar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down. Such a fast and great read!
Sydney Walker
Jan 21, 2013 Sydney Walker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an inspiring woman and coach Pat Summitt is. This was a great read!! Love the Lady Vols!
Sep 12, 2012 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: life
I've idolized Pat Summitt since I can remember, so I had th read this book. It's one of my favorites.
Alli B
Dec 22, 2007 Alli B rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is basically a worse version of Reach for the Summit.
Jul 11, 2012 Mindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pat is just an amazing woman. How I wish to have been a Lady Vol player! In spite of her steely blue eyed stares, her heart is just gold! This is a wonderful read!
Oct 26, 2008 Sally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always been a Vol fan, but the book pushed me into "die-hard" fan mode!!!

Stacy Parrish
Dec 24, 2007 Stacy Parrish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: coaches, basketball players
Shelves: oldfavorites
Pat Summitt never lets me down. She is an amazing coach and I would love to crawl inside her mind for one day. This book does not disappoint. I would loved to have been a Lady Vol.
Sarah Riddle
Apr 09, 2007 Sarah Riddle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Go Lady Vols!! National Champions!!!Again
Nov 23, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book
Kylie Hinton
I really like this book and i would recommend it to people who enjoy basketball and who like sports. This book is very inspiring.
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Patricia Sue "Pat" Summitt was is a women's college basketball head coach. She served as the head coach emeritus of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. She is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men's or women's team in any division. She coached from 1974 to 2012, all with the Lady Vols, winning eight NCAA national championships, second only to the record 10 t ...more
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