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Assisted: An Autobiography Hardcover – October 29, 2013
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"An unlikely icon whose small-town values let him take on NBA stardom on his terms."--John Blanchette, "The Spokesman-Review"
"An unlikely icon whose small-town values let him take on NBA stardom on his terms./div>--John Blanchette "The Spokesman-Review "
"If you thought you knew the Hall of Fame basketball player, the answer is yes and no.#160;"Deseret News"
--Brad Rock "Deseret News "
"The intensely private basketball star gives readers a truly unique look at his career and his relationships with those who helped him along the way.#160;"Salt Lake Tribune"
--Steve Luhm "Salt Lake Tribune "
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You're not going to get a raw history of the game of basketball according to John. You're not going to get too many juicy details of players at the time. You're not going to get a self-serving account of his accolades. On the contrary, you will get to see players as John saw them: friends, people, and competitors with real lives and feelings. You will rarely hear of an accolade; instead, you will get an account of all the work he put in.
If you want the story of a flashy athlete, complete with scandal, money, and sex, this is not the auto-biography for you.
If you want to hear about the values of hard work, friendship, and family this is for you.
If you just want more insight on the best pure point guard to ever play basketball, this is definitely for you.
What a treat to be able to share in his private life and his philosophy. I really appreciate his being so forthcoming.
I found myself reading and enjoying to get to know more about the player John Stockton. It also brought lots of memories to my mind.
Like the shot that sent them to the finals. Had to wear purple that week. How when I used to watch the Jazz games my little girl loved it when they announced Stockton to Malone.
This is a easy to follow book. I did not want to put it down. I liked how hard he worked and the values that John Stockton has. It shows some good insights in life lessons.
This is a book for sports fans, for inspiring people of all ages to go for your dreams with hard work. For the young and old. For men and woman to enjoy. I think a broad range of people will enjoy John's story.
As a fan of Jazz basketball thank you for your hard work. We are glad you played in Utah for so long. You represented the Jazz and USA Dream teams well.
I admit to stop watching the Jazz after you than Karl left. It was not as much fun without you.
I liked getting to know your family better and how important they are to you. Thanks for letting us see your journey and meeting your friends.
I liked the background of how much it meant to be on the Olympics team meant for you. I find it hard to believe that no one recognized you in Spain. Especially wearing a t-shirt with your picture on it.
It was fun to see the pictures. Hear the stories and see how technology is changing the game. Too see how much you love the game and how it was always watching and learning to be better.
I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing and asked in return to give honest review of it.
Pub Date Oct. 29, 2013 Shadow Mountain Publishing 400 pages ISBN:9781609075705
This book delves into how John became who he is today, and touches on many personal events that most people don't know about him. I'm glad I read the book; his dry sense of humor was great and the writing was well done.
John gives a lot of sage advice (all of which he learned from his parents, coaches, and others). I have come to respect him for being so firm in his values, and for going the extra mile with his family. What an inspiration!
The part that made me feel bad for John was the last few years of his NBA career. The way he explains how after Antoine Carr and Jeff Hornacek retired, the new young players on the team showed no interest in befriending him. John was used to being best buds with his teammates, like Mark Eaton, Thurl Bailey, etc. The new guys preferred to attach to their electronics. I think this is what truly hurt the Jazz, not the retiring of the other players. When a team consists of friends who know each other on and off the court, it makes sense that their teamwork and hard work in basketball will show. I get the feeling that this disconnect largely affected Stockton in such a way that retirement was indeed a necessity.
All in all, this book was very inspiring. Perhaps one day I will write my own personal memoir, reflecting on the sage advice I have received throughout my life. This is just another thing that came to me while reading about John Stockton and those who "Assisted" him on his journey.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is some thing I did not know bout John Stockton was great man and love his family great book to readPublished 27 days ago by Emmanuel Archie
Its a bland straight forward book written the way Stockton played. Good read.Published 2 months ago by John E. Davidson
We loved having John and his family be apart of Utah and the Jazz. Enjoyed reading his thoughts about basketball and life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Don Hampton
Given as a gift so I don't know if my brother -in law Even opened it!Published 11 months ago by peter duffy