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Relentless: A Memoir Hardcover – October 24, 2017
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"What Julian has done from the time he entered the league is nothing short of remarkable. He is the epitome of competitiveness, toughness, and the great things that are possible when someone is determined to achieve their goals."
"Going from being a seventh-round pick to being a great player is a credit to Julian and really one of the most amazing transformations I've seen in this league. To go from a college quarterback, to a pro receiver, then to a great pro receiver? I don't know how many guys that have done that as well as Julian has....It's a privilege for me to play with someone as special as him. I always think I get much more out of my teammates than they get out of me in terms of the relationship and what it means for me to see them grow and succeed. I'm just so proud of him and everything he has accomplished and will continue to accomplish because I know that he's not done. He's got a lot of work he still wants to do."―Tom Brady
"Julian has told me one of the reasons he's had success is the way his parents have always been there for him. Being firm and having expectations, but doing it with love and making him understand the hard work that goes along with becoming successful. If you're privileged to have a parent or a mentor guiding you to have great love and respect, I think it gets you through the hard times and helps motivate you to greater things. Julian is a testament to that."―Robert Kraft
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Julian Edelman has been a New England Patriots wide receiver since 2009, playing in three Super Bowls, scoring the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX and making one of the most memorable catches in NFL history in Super Bowl LI. Edelman is also one of the most productive punt returners in NFL history. A native of Redwood City, California, Edelman now lives in downtown Boston.
Tom E. Curran is a Boston journalist who has covered the New England Patriots since 1997 while working for the MetroWest Daily News, the Providence Journal, and NBC Sports. He is currently cohost of CSN New England's Boston Sports Tonight and the award-winning football show Quick Slants and appears frequently on Boston's WEEI, NBC's Pro Football Talk Live, the NFL Network, and the Dan Patrick Show. He lives in Lakeville, Massachusetts, with his wife Erica and three sons.
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Oh yea…. And don’t forget… one of the holiest family mantras… for the Edelman’s… and mine… **NO SNIVELING**!!
Julian’s storytelling starts fast… and remains fast… from start to finish. Coming from a family that had nothing… and having never been blessed with physical size… in a game… that is tilted heavily in the direction of behemoths… Julian (and his siblings) were always told…. Actually ordered… to never snivel… and keep working harder than anyone else.
Edelman’s Father… Frank… worked Julian non-stop… regardless of the sport… baseball… basketball… football… regardless of the season… with the rage of a dictator. At times the two would go at each other… snarling… and even with baseball’s being thrown at each other. As they both said… (and I wholeheartedly agree)… though in today’s milk-toast-politically-correct society… Frank probably would have been arrested. The same could be said of my family… but that’s the way many people that want what you have accomplished… without having to have paid the same price… view this “you-can’t-hold-me-down-street-fighting-mentality”… this roughly-beautiful-poetic… innate desire and commitment… view this kind of dedicated-drive… when they look from the outside… in! This book… is about more than just being successful in sports… it’s about… a desire… and dedication… to being successful in anything in life. A potential reader… would have to be blind… to not grasp immediately… that no matter how “under-sized” Julian was growing up… his backbone… and heart… were bigger than ten goliaths added together.
At every level… Pop Warner… High School… Junior College… College… the Pro’s… Julian never lost an ounce of that burning… fiery… uncontrollable… fury… to be the best. The whole story is intriguing and told at breakneck speed… as at almost every level… there were people on… or involved… with the team… that were simply accepting… mediocrity… and losing seasons. Julian Edelman… was definitely not… the lit match… that you wanted to drop into such a bucket of losing gasoline.
As Edelman said to his Patriot teammates at halftime of Super Bowl L1… when New England was losing 21-3… regarding how the second half was going to transpire… “IT’S GONNA BE A HELLUVA STORY, BOYS!”…
And so is… this entire book *RELENTLESS*… and what a perfect title.
There’s so much more I can share with you regarding individual games and statistics… and famous names… but the point of this book… can be summarized more importantly from my heart. I was raised that *LIFE ISN’T FAIR*… and so was Julian… so you find ways to “fuel yourself… with… positive-hate”… so you never stop raging… and fighting back. If there ever was a self-help-book… disguised as a football story this is it…
And believe it or not… I am not a Patriot fan… but I love the Patriots… from the owner Robert Kraft… to Coach Belichick… because of the way they run a team… and they run it in an otherwise out of control sports environment… where the clowns… are running the circus… but not in New England… and what a perfect home… for the epitome… of over-achieving… Julian Edelman.