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Hardcover Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead Book

ISBN: 0671732536

ISBN13: 9780671732530

Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead

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With his unique court-side perspective and his flair for outrageous observations, Valvano tells his story his way--in one of the most talked-about sports books of the year. It's what you'd expect from... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Story of A Legend

Very engaging and motivating story. You didn't want to put it down after you started reading. Valvano was not treated fairly. Too bad he had to leave NC State prematurely. The school would probably have had another championship had he stayed.

Great Book

This is one of the best books I have ever read it should be a inspiration to us all this will be a book that will move you

An inimitable voice brimming with life and good humor

The Audio cassette version of Jim Valvano's book, THEY GAVE ME A LIFETIME CONTRACT AND THEN THEY DECLARED ME DEAD, features the inimitable voice of Jim Valvano telling (not reading--TELLING) the story of his life with all the enthusiasm we remember and cherish. There is a laugh in his voice and genuine humor in his stories, most of it at the expense of the author; there is sadness, of course, and hurt; but there's no cynicism. The listener will be, perhaps, surprised by Valvano's early desperation to achieve goals he set for himself--and entertained by the lengths to which he went to reach them. The result is both inspiring and enlightening, considering the cloud under which he left his position as the head basketball coach at N.C. State. The brew of life, joy, and good humor at the top of the sports world has made this tape a favorite among my family and friends. It's the only one we can all agree to hear in the car on long trips; I can't keep a copy in the house. That's why I'm ord
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