The Sixth Man: A Memoir

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Blue Rider Press #ad - And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they’ve already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. On drive, on accomplishment, and the glory of taking a role on: this is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, on the shame of being given a role, on pain, on leadership, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today.

It is no surprise, then, andre, has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, with his cowriter Carvell Wallace, that in his first book, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core. The sixth man traces andre’s journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today.

Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history’s most glorious championship teams.

The Sixth Man: A Memoir #ad - The instant national bestseller**the standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors. Andre iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger.

Off the court, iguodala has earned respect, his philanthropy, too—for his successful tech investments, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America.

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I'll Show You

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Triumph Books #ad - In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. Many speculated his days in the NBA were over. But derrick rose never doubted himself, never believed his struggles on and off the court were anything other than temporary setbacks. Rather than telling the world he had more to give, he decided to show them.

I’ll show you is an honest, intimate conversation with one of the world’s most popular athletes, a star whose on-court brilliance is matched only by his aversion to the spotlight. The point guard known to his family as “Pooh” was a phenom, winning the Rookie of the Year award and electrifying fans around the world.

He and the bulls believed the city’s first berth in the NBA Finals since the Jordan era was on the horizon. Rarely had a bond between a player and fans been so strong, as the city wrapped its arms around the homegrown hero. Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by the Utah Jazz, a once surefire Hall of Fame career seemingly on the brink of collapse.

I'll Show You #ad - Written with new york times bestselling author sam smith, Rose opens himself up to fans in a way they’ve never seen before, creating a document that is as unflinching—and at times as uncomfortable—as a personal diary. Detailing his childhood spent in one of his city’s most dangerous neighborhoods; his relationships with both opponents and teammates; the pain and controversies surrounding his career-altering injuries; his complicated relationship to fame and fortune; and his rise, and reemergence as the player LeBron James says is “still a superhero, fall, ” I’ll Show You is one of the most candid and surprising autobiographies of a modern-day superstar ever written.

In 2012, derrick Rose was on top of the world. After growing up in chicago’s englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls.

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A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule

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Chiloe Publishing #ad - Some of his most-important achievements, however, took place off the playing field as he sought to bring about equity in the league’s hiring practices and peace in his ancestral homeland of Ireland. As a business leader, a diplomat and the author of the famous Rooney Rule, a philanthropist, Dan Rooney was known for his core values, his quiet strength, his effectiveness, and his willingness to talk to and hear from those who disagreed with him.

In this poignant account of his father’s life, Jim Rooney takes readers behind the scenes to share stories from his hundreds of hours of interviews with business and political leaders; sports and celebrity influencers; and family members. Dan rooney was one of the most-influential sports executives of his generation, the man who transformed the Pittsburgh Steelers into one of the National Football League’s great dynasties and premiere franchises.

A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule #ad - Part memoir, part business biography, part history book, A Different Way to Win underscores the importance of focusing on the long game and the effectiveness in building consensus in a way that is meaningful and sustainable for decades to come.

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Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

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Penguin Books #ad - Jackson was tagged as the “zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, fear, not their egos, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, or greed. What eleven rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all.

We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. In eleven rings, the greatest player in the world, jackson candidly describes how he:    •  learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion new york knicks in the 1970s    •  Managed Michael Jordan, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title    •  Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync    •  Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves    •  Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team.

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success #ad - . Penguin Books. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. Eleven times, jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figuresA New York Times bestseller During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

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Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry

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Atria Books #ad - Thompson unravels the complicated underpinnings of the Steph Curry hate with a nuanced analysis of how class and complexion come into play when a child with an NBA pedigree becomes the face of a sport traditionally honed on inner-city black top and dominated by the less privileged. With unprecedented access, coach steve kerr, his teammates, his family, Thompson draws from exclusive interviews with Steph Curry, and the Warriors owners to bring readers inside the locker room and courtside with this remarkable athlete and man.

A lifelong warriors fan turned insider thompson is uniquely qualified to tell the definitive story of a singular talent, pulling back the curtain on the crazy work ethic and on-court intensity that make Curry great—and the emphasis on family and faith that keeps him grounded. The #1 national bestseller and inside story of Steph Curry, the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen.

Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry #ad - Golden is the first book to provide an all-access look at steph Curry and the team that has fueled Dub Nation—by longtime Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson, the go-to expert on all things Golden State. This hard-working, wholesome image however is both a blessing and curse in a League of big personalities.

Combining the competitive grit and fun-loving spirit of his mother with the mild demeanor, easy charm, former NBA player Dell Curry, and sharp shooting of his father, Steph Curry derives support and strength from his close-knit kin and his commitment to Christianity. Penguin Books.

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LeBron, Inc.: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Penguin Books. And like magic johnson and michael jordan before him, maximize their leverage, LeBron has also become a global brand and businessman who has altered the way professional athletes think about their value, and use their voice. With plenty of newsmaking tidbits about his rollercoaster last season in Cleveland and high-profile move to the Lakers, LEBRON, INC.

Lebron, inc tells the story of james's journey down the path to becoming a billionaire sports icon -- his successes, his failures, and the lessons both have taught him along the way. Shows how james has changed the way most elite athletes manage their careers, and how he launched a movement among his peers that may last decades beyond his playing days.

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KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest

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Atria Books #ad - After an incredible first season with golden state, kevin durant earned the coveted NBA Finals MVP award: he was the Warriors’ top scorer in every game of the 2017 Finals, helping the team snatch the title from LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Kd follows durant’s underdog story from his childhood spent in poverty outside dc; to his rise playing on AAU teams with future NBA players; to becoming a star and hometown hero for the Oklahoma Thunder; to his controversial decision to play for the NBA rival Golden State Warriors; to his growth from prodigy into a man, in the first true inside account of this superstar player.

But ultimately, Kevin Durant is like no one but himself. As a sports columnist for the athletic bay Area, and longtime beat reporter covering the Golden State Warriors, Marcus Thompson is perfectly positioned to trace Durant’s inspirational journey. The nba has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant.

KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest #ad - With his “gift for insight into people, in a way that might be sui generis among writers” Ethan Strauss, The Athletic, Thompson has written a powerful, moving biography of a modern-day legend that is also an essential read for all sports fans—or anyone who wants to know: what’s it like to shoot for greatness? Penguin Books.

. Durant handles the ball like Allen Iverson, shoots like Dirk Nowitzki, and has the scoring instincts of Kobe Bryant. Golden state warriors insider and bestselling author marcus thompson “paints a complex portrait and captures all the multitudes of a dynamic athlete trying to carve his legacy” Jonathan Abrams, New York Times bestselling author with this definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant.

Larry bird wasn’t as quick, magic Johnson didn’t have such a range, and Michael Jordan wasn’t seven feet tall.

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Darkness to Light: A Memoir

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BenBella Books #ad - In this profoundly honest book, Lamar invites you to walk with him through the good times and bad, while looking ahead to a brighter future. Desperation and elation—sometimes in the same hour. He shares his personal account of the lifelong passion that started as one shining light in a childhood marked by loss and led to his international fame as one of the most extraordinary athletes of all time.

But until now, his most candid moments have remained behind closed doors. Penguin Books. Rock-bottom depths. In darkness to light, Lamar gives readers an intimate look into his life like never before. Money. The world knows lamar odom as a two-time nba world champion who rocketed to uncharted heights of fame thanks to being a member of both the storied Los Angeles Lakers and the ubiquitous Kardashian empire.

Darkness to Light: A Memoir #ad - Booze. And the struggle for it. Death. Not to mention power.

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Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - Harper Paperbacks. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career. In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. New york times bestsellerthis big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.

Ten years ago, jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The chicago bulls’ top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan’s locker. Only to gain new wisdom. Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American.

Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention #ad - Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, and sex in every city, drugs, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, administrators, players, with players on every team.

Penguin Books. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he’ll never escape the past.

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KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest

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Atria Books #ad - Larry bird wasn’t as quick, magic Johnson didn’t have such a range, and Michael Jordan wasn’t seven feet tall. The nba has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant. Kd is a powerful, moving biography of a modern-day legend and an essential read for all sports fans—or anyone who wants to know: what’s it like to shoot for greatness? Penguin Books.

Golden state warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson delivers the definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant. Harper Paperbacks. Kd follows durant’s underdog story from his childhood spent in poverty outside dc; to his rise playing on AAU teams with future NBA players; to becoming a star and hometown hero for the Oklahoma Thunder; to his controversial decision to play for the NBA rival Golden State Warriors; to his growth from prodigy into a man, in the first true inside account of this superstar player.

KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest #ad - As a sports columnist for the athletic bay Area, and longtime beat reporter covering the Golden State Warriors, Marcus Thompson is perfectly positioned to trace Durant’s inspirational journey. After an incredible first season with golden state, kevin durant earned the coveted NBA Finals MVP award: he was the Warriors’ top scorer in every game of the 2017 Finals, helping the team snatch the title from LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Durant handles the ball like Allen Iverson, shoots like Dirk Nowitzki, and has the scoring instincts of Kobe Bryant. He does it in a body that’s about as big as Hakeem Olajuwon.

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

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Melville House #ad - So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing at least as capitalism defines it. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress.

. A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto. Jonah engel bromwich, the new york times book reviewone of president barack obama's "favorite books of 2019"named one of the best books of the year by: time • the new yorker • npr • gq • elle • vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public LibraryPorchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the YearNothing is harder to do these days than nothing.

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy #ad - A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention-and our personal information-that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world. Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have.

But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, and utterly persuasive, timely, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent.

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