Jeremy Lin: The Reason for Insanity is a book by Timothy Dalrymple.  With the success of Jeremy Lin in such an interesting way, everyone seems to have jumped on the Linsanity Bandwagon.  (And as you can tell by my posts today, many are writing books about him.)

Timothy tells the story of the games that started Linsanity with the history of Jeremy and his family intertwined, so the story is not in chronological order. (It is almost as if there are “flashbacks” to Jeremy’s earlier days, which is an interesting approach). Each chapter is based on a game that Jeremy played in, and then there is the flashback information as well.

This is a short book, easy to read, and tells the story of Jeremy growing up as well as his professional career with the Knicks and Linsanity.

I recieved a free e-copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in order to write this review.

Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin recently became a New York Knicks phenomenon and he’s the NBA’s first American-born player of Taiwanese descent. The book will chronicle Lin’s high school, college and early career in the NBA with particular emphasis on the media explosion surrounding his success as starting point guard with the Knicks.  It will explore how Jeremy’s faith, family, education and cultural inheritance have contributed to his success.  The book will also include interviews with basketball experts on Jeremy’s future in the NBA.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Timothy Dalrymple is Director of Content for  He earned his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, a M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. at Harvard University.  A former elite gymnast whose career ended when he broke his neck in warm-ups for a competition, Dr. Dalrymple has written and spoken broadly on faith and sports issues.  His interviews with Jeremy Lin over the past two years, followed the basketball phenomenon even before his emergence on the world stage.

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