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What Have You Done Now, Eugene?: The Story of Gene Mingo, #21 Hardcover – September 18, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Mingo has led a colorful life, on and off the field. He is one of the few pro players who not only had no college diploma (quite common) but no high school diploma either. Yet despite that, he made it to the AFL and was star in its early years. And he is one of the few black placekickers in the game to this day.
But Mingo led a charmed life in many ways. he describes growing up in Akron, a child with two loving parents that adored him and he adored. Yet he gets into trouble constantly, and the book goes into great detail. Mingo whines constantly that his intentions were good and he does not understand why he gets into these messes. Yet he continues to get into mess after mess, even way through his adult years.
Book starts off with his worst one, in a drug-crazed paranoia, he accidentally shoots his common-law wife. Yet Mingo somehow avoids getting into serious trouble, his wife declines to prosecute.
No reflections in this book at all, straight narrative. Mingo does not realize that he has led a very charmed life and neither questions or thanks others very much for it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In no way did I think this book was about football & the AFL. Just look at the title! I got to know Gene in this book. I think that's just what he intended it to do. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Smith
Awesome reading. As I personally know of Mr. Gene Mingo, his expressed writings in this book are as awesome and phenomenal as he is. Such a great man! Such a great humanitarian! Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Amazon Customer