The Rookie Bookie by L. Jon Wertheim audiobook

The Rookie Bookie

By L. Jon Wertheim and Tobias Moskowitz
Read by Bryan Kennedy

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316249812
5.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids. New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

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Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids.
New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A counterintuitive, innovative, unexpected handbook for sports fans interested in the truths that underpin our favorite games. With their lively minds and prose, Moskowitz and Wertheim will change the way you think about and watch sports. Not just for stats nerds, Scorecasting enlightens and entertains. I wish I had thought of it! Jeremy Schaap, ESPN reporter and author of Cinderella Man
(Sports + numbers) x great writing = winning formula. A must read for all couch analysts. Richard Thaler, bestselling author of Nudge and Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, University of Chicago
The most important and fascinating sports book in years. The Star-Ledger (NJ)
Scorecasting is both scholarly and entertaining, a rare double. It gets beyond the cliched narratives and tried-but-not-necessarily-true assumptions to reveal significant and fascinating truths about sports. Bob Costas, NBC sports commentator
“Wertheim and Moskowitz, the writing team behind Scorecasting, create a relatable protagonist in Mitch and a fun venue for readers to learn a bit about business, football, and math…This story hits its mark and should intrigue readers with information about how number-crunching can make an impact on the gridiron.” Publishers Weekly
"Sports buffs eager to win their next barroom argument will be lining up for this book. Booklist
“Bestselling authors Wertheim and Moskowitz team up again on their first novel for children…Wertheim and Moskowitz cleverly introduce elements of probability, economics, and business…There is a heart to Mitch’s tale, and his desire to protect his family and to forge true friendships will resonate with readers.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: L. Jon Wertheim

Author Bio: L. Jon Wertheim

L. Jon Wertheim is an executive editor for Sports Illustrated, a regular contributor to CNN and NPR, and the author of several books, including Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won, which he coauthored with Tobias Moskowitz.

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Author Bio: Tobias Moskowitz

Author Bio: Tobias Moskowitz

Tobias Moskowitz is the Fama Family Chaired Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago. He is the winner of the 2007 Fischer Black Prize, which honors the top finance scholar in the world under the age of forty.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.40
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English