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Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA Hardcover – May 26, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Non-sports lovers shouldn't be scared off by this, it goes so far beyond basketball. His stories range from heartbreaking to embarrassing, but most of all detail the triumphs of the fragile human spirit. His sense of humor is dry, self depricating and sometimes almost snide. But charming and endearing nonetheless. The polygamy angle is titillating enough, but not to the point of a tattle tell-all. Great balance to that, and really facinating.
I personally loved his stories of being overseas, and having to scrap in the developmental league. It gives a totally different perspective, to which you cannot help but to have respect for professional athletes. It's truly not all glamour.
In the end, you left the book feeling better about yourself, like maybe, just maybe you can dare to dream. For cryingout loud, if a Deaf, Fundamentalist, Mormon Kid can make it to the NBA, anything is possible!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thid book is just a so so read. I got the impression that the author was a little full of himself at timesPublished on May 9, 2013 by James E. Cain
My grandson loved the book AND loves basketball. He plays it. The book was read completely in no time. I thought it taught some good skills for coping and life.Published on March 7, 2013 by Paula M
My husband loved this book, it was written with all sincerity to the trials this young man had to go through. Wonderfully written!!!Published on September 10, 2009 by Thelma Engman
What an amazing journey. I've heard "Hoosiers" meets "Big Love" but I'd like to add another - "Shawshank". Read morePublished on May 29, 2009 by Mark J. Larson