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Letters to a Young Athlete

By: Chris Bosh,Pat Riley - foreword
Narrated by: Chris Bosh,Pete Larkin
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Publisher's summary

A legendary NBA player shares his remarkable story, infused with hard-earned wisdom about the journey to self-mastery from a life at the highest level of professional sports

Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. His extraordinary career ended “in a doctor’s office in the middle of the afternoon.” Forced to reckon with moving forward, he found himself looking back over the course he'd taken, to the pinnacle of the NBA and beyond.

Reflecting on all he had learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, he saw that his important lessons weren’t about basketball so much as the inner game of success - right attitude, right commitment, right flow within a team. Now he shares that journey, giving us a view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes. Letters to a Young Athlete offers a proven path for taming your inner voice and making it your ally, through the challenges of failure and success alike.

©2021 Chris Bosh (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"I highly recommend [Letters to a Young Athlete] if you have a kid interested in basketball or if you yourself want to know a little bit more about what it takes to become a champion in any aspect of your life.” (Rachel Nichols, ESPN) 

“Chris Bosh, one of the smartest pro athletes of my life...goes deep on so many topics.... [Letters to a Young Athlete] is so smart, so thoughtful.” (Colin Cowherd) 

“On the court, Chris Bosh was a rare superstar who put his team above himself. His book is a wise, candid look behind the scenes at what made him great and how he made others even greater. It should be required reading for up-and-coming athletes - and their parents, teachers, and coaches, too.” (Adam Grant, number one New York Times best-selling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

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