Rex Chapman – It’s Hard for Me to Live with Me

Rex Chapman It’s Hard for Me to Live with Me recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de memoir van de Amerikaanse basketballer. Op 27 februari 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de memoir, It’s Hard for Me to Live with Me van de basketballer Rex Chapman die hij samen met Seth Davis schreef. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de auteur en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar.

Rex Chapman It’s Hard for Me to Live with Me recensie

  • “Chapman’s frank assessment of the toll his addictions took on his loved ones lends his account appealing humility….It’s the off-court sections that lend this sports memoir its power.” (Publishers Weekly)
  • “Readers will appreciate Chapman’s candor and hard-won perspective as he shares his up-and-down story as a cautionary tale.” (Booklist)
  • “A former basketball prodigy’s blunt memoir about stardom, addiction, and American culture…..Throughout, the author is raw [and] consistently candid….the most compelling and focused aspect of the book is Chapman’s frankness about the toll of his battle with painkillers and the hard work required on the long road to recovery.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Rex Chapman It's Hard for Me to Live with Me

It’s Hard for Me to Live with Me

  • Auteurs: Rex Chapman, Seth Davis (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: memoir, sportboek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 27 februari 2024
  • Omvang: 272 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $27.99 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Bol / Libris

Flaptekst van de memoir van de Amerikaanse basketballer Rex Chapman

A powerful memoir from the University of Kentucky basketball legend, NBA veteran, and social media influencer about his recovery from addiction.

He is considered by many the greatest basketball player ever produced by the hoops-crazy state of Kentucky. In two years at the University of Kentucky, he scored over 1,000 points, led the Wildcats to a Sweet Sixteen appearance and was nicknamed “King Rex.” The first player ever drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, he spent twelve seasons in the NBA, dazzling in dunk contests and sinking one of the most memorable buzzer-beaters in league history. But by the end of his career, Rex Chapman was harboring a destructive secret.

Years before America’s opioid crisis would become national news, Chapman developed a dependency on Vicodin and Oxycontin, ultimately ingesting fifty painkillers a day. In addition, he developed a severe gambling addiction, once nearly losing $400,000 at a Las Vegas blackjack table. All this would cost him his family as well as most of the $40 million fortune he’d made in basketball, leaving him to live in his car and shoplift to support his addictions. Only when he was arrested—and his mugshot made national news—did he finally commit to getting clean.

In It’s Hard for Me to Live With Me, Chapman—who has amassed millions of social media followers for his relatable and uplifting posts—tells the story of his addiction and recovery in unflinching detail. With equal frankness, he describes his history with depression; the racism he witnessed growing up and how that shaped his outspokenness on matters of social justice; and his complex and volatile relationship with his father, also a former professional basketball player. Cowritten with New York Times bestselling author Seth Davis, Chapman’s memoir is an equally devastating and inspiring story about the human struggle for self-acceptance.

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