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Growing Up Gronk: A Family's Story of Raising Champions Hardcover – July 9, 2013
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Although there are some interesting tidbits scattered throughout this book -- and I wish my mother had put a freezer full of food stocked for me and Sis when we were in the middle of our baseball practice/growth spurt years -- I found the book to be pleasantly anecdotal, but not inspirational. It's nice to know "how they did it" but it doesn't give much of a message other than -- this is a nice, solid family -- this is how they lived, grew up, played sports.
This is just a nice little personal book that gives the reader the "rest of the story" and is light and of little real substance. It is just a little fun reading away from those books that contains lot of drama and intrigue,. You won't find that in this book.. This book is not a breaking story worthy of a news clip, but rather a lazy , short, little story about one's family , their trials and tribulations. Read it only if you have nothing else to do for the moment.
This book talks about how his sons achieved that success. Beyond being naturally gifted athletes Gordy appears to be a somewhat obsessed workout junkie and had his five sons competing with each other in the basement using a workout regime created by Gordy himself. He created five workout junkies in his own image who were motivated by their father but also by their competition with each other. This healthy competition resulted in a clan of professional athletes.
The book also provides some details on what their family life was like growing up and how their incredible mother managed to rein in five Gronks (six if you count the father) and cook and clean and drive them around to all their various sporting events. She is a bit in the background in the book, for the most part, but clearly a hero in her own right.
While the book is not just about Rob Gronkowski he does get more air time here, which is only fair as he is the most successful of the five Gronks. As a tight end for the New England Patriots he’s had a few monster seasons and could potentially be one of the greatest tight ends of all time. Unfortunately, his history of injuries, especially recently, will probably derail that dream. He is described as a bit of a fun loving goofball but a hard worker dedicated to being his best.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loves this book. The whole family is arguing on who gets it next!Published 22 days ago by NJM
Great fun read about a family who produces top level athletes. One big thing I got from this book was mental toughness.Published 7 months ago by Brandon Perry
I loved that book but their dad seems like he was real tuff on the whole family and there wasn't enough credit given to their motherPublished 12 months ago by helenpena
It was great I'm a big Gronk fan and I loved learning about his family and about his family's life 87PatsRulePublished 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
If you love any and all things Gronkowski, this book is for you. Lots of good inside info about all the boys, including Rob. Helps to explain why these kids all turned out so well. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lisa Viviano