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Dr. J Unabridged: The Autobiography | [Julius Erving, Karl Taro Greenfeld]

Dr. J Unabridged: The Autobiography

With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man - and how he has come to terms with both.
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Publisher's Summary

With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving.

With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man - and how he has come to terms with both.

©2013 Julius Erving (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    @JWTheBlueprint Philadelphia, PA, United States 01-29-14
    @JWTheBlueprint Philadelphia, PA, United States 01-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I may overrate it, but I’m a hoops junkie!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dr. J Unabridged the most enjoyable?

    When talking hoops with people these days, it’s sad because the legends of the past are often forgotten. And that’s the case when talking professional ball or street-ball. You watch TV and you would think that the game was played by only Magic & Bird in the 80’s, followed by Jordan in the 90’s. Growing up in Philadelphia I know better. One of the most popular figures of my childhood was Julius “Dr. J” Erving. He was larger than life in the city. He was also a legend in street-ball. Most of the older men in my neighborhood wanted to be him and all of the older ladies would have given him their love canal if they had the chance. Not only was he considered a great ball player but he has always been considered someone who carried himself with class.

    The great thing about biographies is the chance to hear stories and learn details about someone’s life you had no knowledge of. The Doc was an amazing ball player and he did carry himself with class but he was far from perfect. This book is not only filled with amazing stories of legendary games and players but it also talks about his shortcomings and his personal struggles. If you are a hoops fan and love the history of the game, this is a must-read.


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    Fred 07-24-15
    Fred 07-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Audio"

    Great basketball player and a true man. If you weren't a fan of Dr. J before, you will be after this audio.

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    Michael A. Austin 07-23-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good read"

    I would have liked to hear him tell his own story rather than read from a book I was pleasantly surprised at his candidness

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    Ke 07-06-15
    Ke 07-06-15
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    "the Real Deal, not a self glorified autobiography."
    What made the experience of listening to Dr. J Unabridged the most enjoyable?

    Most biography, focus on the success story and some setbacks on the way to success. But this is more with lots of personal life.


    What does Julius Erving bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I didn't realise it's Dr J narrating for the book till the end. I was like wao, no wonder i felt that the narrator was telling his own story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really as it started slowly, but as it pick up i simply cant stop.


    Any additional comments?

    It felt extra special to hear the story from Dr J himself. Just like having Dr J share his memories over a cup of coffee.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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