Early Praise for A True Man For Others

"A wonderful book about a Boston legend. As colorful, insightful, and enthralling as its subject. You'll end up buying two copies, one to read, one to pass on in hopes of inspiration."
-- Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone

"If they made a movie of The Coach Jim Cotter Story, the angels would have to return John Ford from eternity to direct this picaresque memoir of the life and times of a legendary Boston high school football coach.... A young scrapper who parlays his athletic skills and his gritty character into a scholarship to Boston College High School, a Jesuit-run academic powerhouse, to which, after lettering in two sports at Boston College, he returns and stays as teacher, guidance counselor, athletic director, and beloved coach for over forty years."
-- Jack Beatty, Atlantic Monthly senior editor, NPR On Point commentator, and author of Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley

"If you are a fan of BC High football, this is a must read."
-- Mark Blaudschun, Boston Globe sports reporter

 "A colorful read about an 'old school,' larger-than-life coach. Coach Cotter and guys like him taught us more about life, and what it takes to be successful in life, namely, work ethic, self-discipline, and overcoming adversity, than anything we learned in the sterile environment of biology class. Those of us who were fortunate enough to play for guys like Jim Cotter are better off thanks to their influence and guidance."
-- Tim Murphy, Harvard University head football coach

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