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Basketball Junkie (Hardcover)
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Chris Herren was a high school phenom in the early 1990's in Fall River, Massachusetts, when basketball was everything to that blue-collar town. He even had a short career in the NBA. But this memoir is not a replay of his glory days, which were short-lived; it's a tragic tale of immense talent sacrificed to a ****** addiction. Herren offers a searing account of expectations--of family and town, of coaches, agents, and the media--that he could not handle, of his own bad choices, and of the isolation resulting from his long spin out of control. Hitting bottom in a car accident, Herren finally found a way into recovery. Basketball fans especially will appreciate the insights into the dark corners of that world.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Sports
Street Date: May 10, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-9839