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Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract and Then They Declared Me Dead Hardcover – March 1, 1991

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Atria (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671732536
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671732530
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #408,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Audio Cassette Verified Purchase
The Audio cassette version of Jim Valvano's book, THEY GAVE ME A LIFETIME CONTRACT AND THEN THEY DECLARED ME DEAD, features the inimitable voice of Jim Valvano telling (not reading--TELLING) the story of his life with all the enthusiasm we remember and cherish. There is a laugh in his voice and genuine humor in his stories, most of it at the expense of the author; there is sadness, of course, and hurt; but there's no cynicism.
The listener will be, perhaps, surprised by Valvano's early desperation to achieve goals he set for himself--and entertained by the lengths to which he went to reach them. The result is both inspiring and enlightening, considering the cloud under which he left his position as the head basketball coach at N.C. State.
The brew of life, joy, and good humor at the top of the sports world has made this tape a favorite among my family and friends. It's the only one we can all agree to hear in the car on long trips; I can't keep a copy in the house. That's why I'm ord
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Very engaging and motivating story. You didn't want to put it down after you started reading. Valvano was not treated fairly. Too bad he had to leave NC State prematurely. The school would probably have had another championship had he stayed.
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Such a tragic loss to college sports and North Carolina State! Great book! Such a disappointment that people jump to conclusions about someone's guilt, but they never jump to someone's rescue when they are innocent.
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Delighted with my purchase. The book arrived as described by the Seller and it arrived ahead of schedule. Couldn't be happier.
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If you remember the 1983 championshipo or Jim Valavano it is a great book - I laughed allowed reading the book
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You gotta love Jimmy V and if you are a basketball fan or want an inspiring story read about him.
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By Glen on March 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best books I have ever read it should be a inspiration to us all this will be a book that will move you
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