Offers an exploration of athletic success. This book shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player - and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components.
As of May 2009, the author was the little-known backup fly-half for Leinster, the chronically underachieving Irish province. Four years, three Heineken Cups later and one British and Irish Lions tour victory later, he is by some distance the leading fly-half in the northern hemisphere. This book tells his story.