The Ball’s in Your Court

The Ball's In Your Court by @MLewisMDAuthorTitle: The Ball’s in Your Court: A Doctor Shares Life Lessons from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Abraham Maslow and other Inspiring Teachers
Published by: Four Colour Print Group
Release Date: May 27, 2020
ISBN13: 978-1618501837
Buy the Book: Amazon


Orthopedic surgeon and award-winning writer Michael S. Lewis describes his journey from growing up in Houston, Texas, in the 1950s to becoming a team orthopedic surgeon for the NBA championship Chicago Bulls “The Last Dance” team.

Along the way he shares the wisdom he’s learned from enlightened teachers, such as his mentor Abraham Maslow, father of American psychology, as well as witty anecdotes, fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and inspiring lessons from the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

Dr. Lewis has been an orthopedic consultant to professional sports teams including baseball’s Chicago White Sox and basketball’s Chicago Bulls, with whom he earned two championship rings. He currently practices orthopedic surgery at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.

He has published six books, including One World: A View of Seven Continents (as seen on PBS TV), Seeing More Colors: A Guide to a Richer Life, and An Invitation to Joy: Viewing Birds on Seven Continents. He has recently been honored as a noted Chicago author at the annual Chicago Public Library Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife Valerie.

All profits from this book are being donated to the Himalayan Cataract Project.


“With insight and humor, Dr. Michael Lewis accurately captured our time together with the Chicago Bulls. I enthusiastically recommend this book.”
Bill Wennington, Member of the Chicago Bulls championship teams, 1996-1998

“Everyone wants a life filled with passion, adventure and love! This amazing book will bring you on a joyous journey, with Dr. Michael Lewis as your guide, to the essence of a life well lived.”
Geoffrey Tabin, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
Director, Himalayan Cataract Project

“Dr. Lewis’s book is a perceptive and entertaining account of the Bill Veeck era with the Chicago White Sox. It brought back lots of memories. It’s a good read.”
Wilbur Wood, Chicago White Sox pitcher, 1967-1978, Three time All Star