Bannockburn's Michael S. Lewis, M.D. Releases New Book: The Ball's in Your Court

  • All profits from the sale of The Ball's in Your Court (Amazon.com, $17.95) will be donated to the Himalayan Cataract Project.Courtesy Michael S. Lewis, M.D.

    All profits from the sale of The Ball's in Your Court (Amazon.com, $17.95) will be donated to the Himalayan Cataract Project.Courtesy Michael S. Lewis, M.D.

 
Theresa Hennessey Barcy
Updated 6/16/2020 11:00 AM

What is Michael Jordan really like? What does it take to be a world-class champion and how can we apply that knowledge to our own lives? What makes a great teacher? Why was Phil Jackson such a successful coach?

In The Ball's in Your Court, Michael S. Lewis, M.D. -- the Chicago Bulls' orthopedic surgeon during the team's last two championship years, including "The Last Dance" -- takes readers behind the scenes to answer these questions, and offer an intimate portrait of the many world-class athletes and inspiring teachers he has met during his career, including Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Bill Veeck, Sir John Charnley and Abraham Maslow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

All profits from the sale of The Ball's in Your Court (Amazon.com, $17.95) will be donated to the Himalayan Cataract Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to eliminate preventable and curable blindness in under-resourced communities around the world.

Advanced Praise for The Ball's in Your Court:

"With insight and humor, Dr. Michael Lewis accurately captured our time together with the Chicago Bulls. I enthusiastically recommend this book."

-- Bill Wennington, former Chicago Bulls center (1993 -- 1999) and three-time NBA champion (1996 -- 1998)

"Everyone wants a life filled with passion, adventure and love! This amazing book will bring you on a joyous journey, with Dr. Michael Lewis as your guide, to the essence of a life well lived."

-- Geoffrey Tabin, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, Stanford University and director, Himalayan Cataract Project

"Dr. Lewis's book is a perceptive and entertaining account of the Bill Veeck era with the Chicago White Sox. It brought back lots of memories. It's a great read."

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-- Wilbur Wood, former Chicago White Sox pitcher (1967 -- 1978) and three-time All-Star (1971, 1972, 1974)

"What a thrill to read your life story. Your writing is compelling and has a great pace. You have a brilliant book here. Bravo!"

-- Roberta Rubin, former co-chairman, board of directors, and founder of the American Writer's Museum

About the Author:

Michael S. Lewis, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, and has been an orthopedic consultant to the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves, and the Chicago Bulls, with whom he won two championship rings. He has published six books, including One World: A View of Seven Continents (as seen on PBS TV), Seeing More Colors: A Guide to a Richer Life, and An Invitation to Joy: Viewing Birds on Seven Continents. He was recently honored as a noted Chicago author at the annual Chicago Public Library Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner.