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God and Starbucks
- An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery
- By: Vin Baker
- Narrated by: Arnell Powell
- Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Sixteen years ago Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. While he excelled on the court, Vin harbored a dark secret: a dependency on drugs and alcohol that began after the clean-cut preacher's son turned pro. Eventually becoming a full-blown yet functional alcoholic, Vin convinced himself he played better under the influence - until his addiction cost him his basketball career, his fortune, and his health. But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is a joyous tale of salvation.
- By Jennifer Keljik on 12-26-17
A story that doesn't quite make sense
I am happy that Vin has turned a corner but this book wasn't the best.
It tells his story but it's not a tell all, and he doesn't talk enough about his journey out other than thanking God but doing it in a Bible Belt sort of platitude way.
I wish he aimed more directly at a topic than just spraying all over.
It's good, not great, and it's not bad if you enjoy sports. Otherwise it's just "meh"