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"This book details Jones' two-year odyssey coaching and teaching in a high school in Sofia, Bulgaria ... Conflict and humor make for an entertaining read." -Dave Oberhelman, Daily Herald


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Two Seasons in the Bubble

Living and Coaching Basketball in Bulgaria


By Andrew W. Jones

Living and Coaching Basketball in Bulgaria
There are few people who would voluntarily leave the safe haven of a good job, family and friends to move to a little known second world country in Eastern Europe. Yet that is just what the author did. Two Seasons in the Bubble is his first-person account of teaching and coaching basketball in Bulgaria. His adventures are recounted with humor and pathos and masterfully interwoven with facts and observations about the history and culture of this mysterious country. 
 
Jones’ writing style is charming and captivating, but he soars when describing the on-court action and off-court antics of his Bulgarian high school team. In a land where shaking your head means yes and nodding your head means no, coaching basketball becomes the most foreign of all his experiences.

BASKETBALL | BUBBLE | BULGARIA

Coaching a Bulgarian team with little basketball experience in a struggling, undisciplined country slowly moving its way from the old Soviet bloc world to the 21st century puts him in the path of snarling stray dogs, imposing, cage-like basketball gyms and chain-smoking referees.

On a school campus that was run by the Bulgarian version of the KGB during the Cold War, Jones coaches basketball players and teaches students who see this school as their ticket out of the country. Two Seasons covers the unforgettable basketball journey underneath an inflatable bubble-domed roof in Bulgaria where hoop dreams take on an entirely new meaning.

 

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6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

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478 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0985184483

ISBN-10: 0985184485

BISAC: Autobiography / Sports


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Andrew W. Jones

Andy Jones is in his 11th year as high school basketball coach and English teacher  at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois. Two Seasons in the Bubble is his first book, based on a blog he wrote while coaching and teaching for two years in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He has lived in many places, from Michigan to Toronto to Chicago to Champaign to Minneapolis to Southern California, back to Chicago, then off to Bulgaria and Ecuador for two years each. He lives in Chicago with his wife, biologist Erin Kahle. They enjoy traveling and running long distance races.

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The author's first-person narrative of two years teaching and coaching basketball in Bulgaria.
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"The book was incredible … really inspiring. I finished it in one day because I was riveted by everything Jones put into it." –Griffin Johns, student, Washington and Lee University


"I just finished Two Seasons in the Bubble and thoroughly enjoyed it." –George Wilcox, Pioneer Press


"I’m diving into Two Seasons in the Bubble"––Scott Jarrett, English teacher, Dallas, Texas


"This book details Jones' two-year odyssey coaching and teaching in a high school in Sofia, Bulgaria ... Conflict and humor make for an entertaining read." -Dave Oberhelman, Daily Herald


"I couldn't put it down ... perfect book for high school and college boys or anyone planning on teaching English abroad..." - Carol Ummel Lindquist, Ph.D., Laguna Beach


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