Book Reviews

    “"A comprehensive inspiration which will bring out the competitive spirit found within all of us."”
    “The book, The Win Within, Capturing Your Victorious Spirit, by my colleague Dr. Bert Mandelbaum is a comprehensive inspiration which will bring out the competitive spirit found within all of us. His vast knowledge in the field of competitive sports and his experience in Sports Medicine make him uniquely qualified to not only stimulate readers at all levels but also to give them the desire they need to be the very best they can be at all levels of life! One of the points he makes in this book is that there is a competitive and driving spirit in all of us just waiting to be turned loose! For the inspiration to reach the pinnacle of success in your life I recommend that this book be a must reading endeavor!”
    - James R. Andrews, M.D. Founding partner and medical director for The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida
    “Dr. Mandelbaum’s exceptional experiences in the world of sports medicine have given him a unique perspective, I’m so proud of him for sharing it!”
    “Dr. Mandelbaum’s exceptional experiences in the world of sports medicine have given him a unique perspective, I’m so proud of him for sharing it. The Win Within will provide you with the inspiration you need to achieve your personal best.” - Maria Shriver: Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist and producer, New York Times bestselling author, founder of The Shriver Report.
    - Maria Shriver
    “To excel in any sport, athletes must find and nurture the victorious spirit that lies in each one of us!”
    “To excel in any sport, athletes must find and nurture the victorious spirit that lies in each one of us. With this book, Dr. Mandelbaum explains the mechanics of that process, and shows us how anybody can summon their win within, whether they’re on the field, in the office, or anywhere else.” —Landon Donovan, MLS Player for LA Galaxy, Member of U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, 3 World Cup Appearances
    - Landon Donovan
    “His inspiration helped me conquer my adversity and reach my Olympic dreams.”
    “Not only is Dr. Mandelbaum one of the top physicians in his industry, but he’s also been an incredible motivator to me personally, someone who ignited hope in my heart in a time of extreme despair. His inspiration helped me conquer my adversity and reach my Olympic dreams—and it will help you believe in your true self and ignite your win within.” - Cliff Meidl, two-time U.S. Olympic athlete, Inspirational Speaker
    - - Cliff Meidl, two-time U.S. Olympic athlete, Inspirational Speaker
    “I get that feeling of being unstoppable”
    "This fact-filled, fast moving book shows you what to do every day to get and keep that winning feeling-of being unstoppable."-Brian Tracy-Author, "The Power of Self-Confidence"
    - Brian Tracy
    “"Bert Mandelbaum is a compassionate and caring man who has combined his collective experiences for creating excellence in a way everyone can tap into.”
    "The Win Within"" is an inspiring collection of wisdom and excellence in story telling which can motivate anyone who wants to journey on the path of becoming the best they can be. As a former patient, colleague, competitive athlete and trainer of coaches, I have had the opportunity to know Bert and apply his knowledge to my own personal growth. Rarely does an author open himself up to his real life experiences like this allowing the reader to capture and apply strategies to achieve internal motivation, and implement real change and garner success. Game on! ----Merry Neitlich, the Coach's Edge
    - Merry Neitlich
    “This book brought me to tears and filled me with hope. Dr. Mandelbaum is at heart a healer.”
    Wisdom comes through great experience. Dr. Mandelbaum has experienced sport and the human spirit from all angles. As a former athlete, coach, and orthopedic surgeon, he has literally been in the trenches. He has seen the agony and ecstasy of sport and life up close and personal. Dr. Mandelbaum has witnessed tragedy and triumph, and he knows what it takes to find the willpower to succeed. What separates those who succeed form those who merely try? Dr. Mandelbaum shows through true stories what it takes to find "The Win Within." He shares his collective wisdom on how to deal with life's many challenges and illustrates common denominators for success. The lessons he has learned over his terrifically successful life and career are translated in a simple code on how to live a full, productive, and happy life. This book brought me to tears and filled me with hope. Dr. Mandelbaum is at heart a healer. He not only mends broken bones, but with "The Win Within," he heals the mind. It is a must read.
    - Hank Steinbrecher, Secretary General U.S. Soccer, 1990-2000
    “"I’ve seen some incredible athletes do incredible things"”
    “As a coach and as a player, I’ve seen some incredible athletes do incredible things, even when the odds were stacked against them—and so has Dr. Mandelbaum. He attributes these achievements to the victorious spirit, a concept that he fleshes out with many memorable stories in the pages of this book. Read it and start the process of capturing your own spirit of victory!”
    - Bruce Arena, General Manager/Head Coach, LA Galaxy
    “"The principles of our inherent need to win in sports, business, politics and life are enlightened by this inspirational book."”
    “Dr. Bert Mandelbaum’s inspirational book, The Win Within, Capturing Your Victorious Spirit, enlightens us on the principles of our inherent need to win in sports, business, politics and life. Driven by preprogrammed genes inside all of us, exceptional achievements as an organized society working together in an unspoken, yet hereditarily understood search for an advantage, drives us to survive, excel and win in the face of perpetual competitive adversity. Dr. Mandelbaum’s unique witness of great athletes’ will to win from within speaks elegantly of the survival spirit of the human race that is innately inspired, cultivated and unleashed in our perennial battle of survival of the fittest.”
    - Reinhold Schmieding President & Founder Arthrex Inc.