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Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity Paperback – September 1, 2011
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After a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team--and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again--coaches and commentators across the NFL wondered, "Will he ever come back?
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater and almost two-thirds of the population homeless and displaced, people the world over wondered, "Will the city ever come back?"
And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, legions of sports fans wondered, "Will the Saints ever come back?"
Four years later, not only have Drew Brees, the Saints, and the city of New Orleans come back, they have returned stronger and better than ever before.
Set amid the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, "Coming Back Stronger" is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL's top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on.
Drew's inspiring message of hope and resilience proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only bounce back but come back stronger than you ever imagined possible. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
What they got was a Saint.
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, the residents of New Orleans desperately needed something―anything―to believe in. And after being told he might never play football again due to a horrific shoulder injury, quarterback Drew Brees needed a team that believed he could still play . . . and win.
What happened next is nothing short of providential.
Drew signed with the New Orleans Saints and immediately set to work rebuilding not only his own career but the city of New Orleans as well. Four years later, he led the Saints to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
A true inspiration on and off the field, Drew has become a symbol of hope―not just to the team and the city he helped resurrect, but to everyone who has ever been knocked to the ground.
Drew’s invaluable insights on unleashing the hidden power of adversity are proof positive that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome anything.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you want to read about a positive example, role model, mentor, or hero for young men today, Drew Brees is a great one!
one quick correction: the audio version is read by Chris Fabry and would be terrific for a car trip/vacation)
Oh, and I got my copy autographed today at his book signing at Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. :D
Drew, you're the best!
When I was exercising at my local Natatorium and saw the interview with Drew Brees about his book, I knew that was my Summer read. Right before my family went to Canada for vacation, I got the book and in record time, finished it in 3 days.
I didn't know much about Drew Brees up until his injury. I knew he played for the Chargers and that he was a decent Quarterback hidden in the shadows of Tomlinson at the time. When Katrina hit the Gulf and destroyed New Orleans, I was scared for the team and the 3-13 record reflected that. I loved Drew's upbringing, his discussion of his birthmark, his college days, the passion he had for winning and the struggles to not only impress his wife Brittany but to impress the Saints and the people of New Orleans. One negative side was that he had his team chants in there. The entire 2009 season people wanted to know what that was and he always told them that it was a team thing and he would not disclose it. Now, if other teams wanted to use it, they can since it is spelled out in the book. Although I wanted to know what they said, I think that he gave away a part of their success in the book.
The progress of success continues throughout the book and his faith maintained as well. I am always a little skeptic when reading about someone's faith because it turns into preaching and it is always forced. Drew never did this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It puts the life of others into perspective for you. It also makes you think of yourself in a new light.Published 2 months ago by warchief
Am I the only person who this touched, this book gave me a certain feeling that I could do anything. I never knew what drew brees's life was like, so heartfelt.Published 3 months ago by alright
My Saints-loving wife really enjoyed it, Brees selected an excellent ghost writer who is the book's MVP!Published 5 months ago by Colin McEwen
I read Drew Brees's book, I loved it! He had comeback from shoulder surgery to become Saints QB. But I do feel sorry about the children not knowning their grandmother before she... Read morePublished 5 months ago by angela
One of the best biographies I've read from the sports world. Such determination and many life lessons. If you love football, you will enjoy it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Haynes