Who Are You? What Are You Here For?

by Jeanne Hess

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/23/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9798765237052
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 198
ISBN : 9798765237069

About the Book

MaxAbility is a layered blend of people, stories, philosophies, and raw personal experiences that takes the reader on a journey into the existential questions posed by Max of "who are you?" and "what are you here for?" A young man with dreams, a family's grief over a lost child, a story of international adoption, a tribute to a revered baseball announcer, and the author's own journey into becoming a person separate from the roles she played all help the reader incorporate the narrative into their own life. Reflection question are posed throughout the book, similar to the format of Jeanne's first book, "Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games."

About the Author

Jeanne Hess learned about the fruits of the spirit as a middle child, Catholic-Episcopalian, Girl Scout growing up through the 60's and 70's in the Detroit suburbs. Her educational journey included a 4-year varsity volleyball career and a degree in exercise science at the University of Michigan, followed by a master's degree from Western Michigan University. She spent her first 35-year career at Kalamazoo College as volleyball coach and professor of physical education, and is very grateful for the role of Title IX in creating those opportunities. Now serving in her encore career, Jeanne is using the lessons of coaching and teaching to honor the power of story, to serve her community as a city commissioner, and to find the joy in her role as “Coachie” to her four awesome grandchildren.