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Paperback Resilience Book

ISBN: 0345507509

ISBN13: 9780345507501


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In 2000, Alonzo Mourning was on top of the world: He had a fat new NBA contract, an Olympic gold medal, and a second beautiful child-plus the fame and wealth he had earned playing the game he loved. But in September of that year he was diagnosed with a rare and fatal kidney disease. Over the next couple of years, as his health faltered, he retired, unretired, and retired again-and sought to make sense of what remained of his life. Finally in 2003,...

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As someone who who endures with the same disease as Alonzo, I found it to be inspiring and it gave me hope. It is such an encouragement to read the story of someone who has gone through this and come out the other end. I only hope my witness can be as shining as his some day.

Resilience: Faith, Focus, Triumph

Excellent book. Alonzo has truly survived a turmoil life and came out of it a Great person. So glad his shared his story. Would recommend this book highly.

Excellent Read

I am a BIG fan of ZO and has been since his playing days at Georgetown. I can follow the book easily when talking about his earlier days in DC as I was born and raised there and know some of the events and people that he mentions in the book. He is an awesome man and I had the chance to meet him a couple of years ago and he is a very friendly, easy going individual and has come a long way. This is an excellent read and I almost finished it in one day. I recommend this book to all.


Human beings often wonder why they are put on this earth. They spend their whole lives attempting to figure it out. Perhaps Alonzo believed basketball was the reason. However, basketball was merely the vehicle that God used for him to get his real message out to people. He is a tremendous inspiration. I thank God for his hardships, because they have led to this painful yet touching and motivational work. I just got back from his signing and met him, I felt his spirit from across the room and broke down in tears. Thanks be to God for a plan in life. Thank you to Alonzo and his publishers for sharing his talents with us. Best to him, Tracy and the kids.

Great read

I've read 11 of the 14 chapters in this book so far. I've only had it two days. It is truly a great read and I'm usually pretty hard to please. I don't want to discuss any details and spoil it for anyone who may be reading it. Let's just say there are some inspirational parts, some informative parts, some funny parts, and even some parts that might make you a bit teary. If you've followed his career closely, you may know quite a bit about some of the things he's mentioned...or at the least you might know some of the highlights of certain things, like his battles with the Knicks and so forth, but it's still very interesting hearing things from his perspective. I definitely encourage anyone who is facing transplantation (or really, any sort of adversity) to pick up a copy of this book. It's also a good read for basketball fans who like knowing a little bit more about an athlete than what's on the surface, Heat fans who may want to know a little bit more about the man who was the face of their franchise for so many years, young men, misguided men. Honestly, I think that anyone who reads this book can take something away from it. Plus it's enjoyable and a part of the proceeds goes to charity. Just be warned though. This book is about ALONZO MOURNING! NOT THE HEAT! NOT THE NETS! NOT THE NBA! Alonzo Harding Mourning Jr. So don't expect alot of juicy locker room details or something when you get this book. It's a nice clean read but it managed to hold my attention and my attention span is usually very short. Good work Zo.
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