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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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Story

  • By Jennifer Keljik on 12-26-17

A story that doesn't quite make sense

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Reviewed: 11-09-17

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"