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Dr. J: The Autobiography

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With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving.

With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man — and how he has come to terms with both.

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“There's enough basketball here to keeps fans interested, but the book isn't really about what happens on the court. It's about a thoughtful man who, for a time in his youth, was a famous athlete. A rewarding reading experience.” Booklist

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“A deeply personal and almost shockingly honest book.” New York Daily News

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“The book is quite an accomplishment: a terrific memoir by a man worthy of one.” Sports Illustrated

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“The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography.” Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Julius Erving is one of the greatest professional basketball players of all time and an American icon. He lives in Atlanta with his family. This is his first book.

Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of six previous books, including the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone and the novel Triburbia. His fiction has appeared in Harper's Magazine, the Paris Review, Best American Short Stories, and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. He has been a longtime writer for Time and Sports Illustrated, among many other publications, and his nonfiction has been collected in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Non-Required Reading, Best American Travel Writing, and Best Creative Nonfiction.

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ISBN:
9780062187925
Subtitle:
The Autobiography
Author:
Julius Erving and Karl Taro Greenfeld
Author:
Erving, Julius W.
Author:
Erving, Julius
Author:
Greenfeld, Karl Taro
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20131105
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 22.8 oz

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"Review" by , “There's enough basketball here to keeps fans interested, but the book isn't really about what happens on the court. It's about a thoughtful man who, for a time in his youth, was a famous athlete. A rewarding reading experience.”
"Review" by , “A deeply personal and almost shockingly honest book.”
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