God and Starbucks

God and Starbucks

An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery / Vin Baker ; With Joe Layden

Book - 2017
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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
Publisher: New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062496812
0062496816
Branch Call Number: BIO Baker, V 2017
Characteristics: xiv, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Layden, Joe - Author

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