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The Resource God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery / Vin Baker ; with Joe Layden

God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery / Vin Baker ; with Joe Layden

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God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery / Vin Baker ; with Joe Layden
Title
God and Starbucks
Title remainder
an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery / Vin Baker ; with Joe Layden
Statement of responsibility
Vin Baker
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and embrace life in a rich and fulfilling new way. Today the manager of a Starbucks and a youth minister, Vin has found more security and happiness in his ordinary working life than in all his years in the glamorous world of professional basketball. God and Starbucks is a wise and unflinching look at the real dangers of addiction and the importance of taking charge of your life with meaning and purpose. It’s a powerful memoir about reaching the top and beginning again from the bottom—an inspiring personal tale of humility and grace that reminds us what is truly important in our lives. --Amazon
Summary
The author shares how, after becoming an NBA star, his hidden alcoholism eventually robbed him of everything, and how hitting bottom turned him toward God, helping him find more security and happiness as a Starbucks manager than he had known as a celebrity
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10573739
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
796.323/092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an NBA star loses everything, starts over, and achieves success
Label
God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery / Vin Baker ; with Joe Layden
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up -- Big fish, little pond -- The rookie -- "How bad can it be?" -- Playing high -- Scared straight (almost) -- A new home in Seattle -- Ego gets in the way -- A functional alcoholic -- A fractured life -- Back to New England -- Celtics intervention -- A career unravels -- Losing everything -- The prodigal son -- Abyssinian Baptist Church -- Starbucks and second chances -- Epilogue
Control code
5871756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780062496812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn960717825
  • (OCoLC)960717825
Label
God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery / Vin Baker ; with Joe Layden
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up -- Big fish, little pond -- The rookie -- "How bad can it be?" -- Playing high -- Scared straight (almost) -- A new home in Seattle -- Ego gets in the way -- A functional alcoholic -- A fractured life -- Back to New England -- Celtics intervention -- A career unravels -- Losing everything -- The prodigal son -- Abyssinian Baptist Church -- Starbucks and second chances -- Epilogue
Control code
5871756
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780062496812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn960717825
  • (OCoLC)960717825

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