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Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

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35 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Best "sports" memoir since Quiet Strength

It's pretty obvious that the first reviewer on this site is intentially trying to sabotage Drew Brees's book. Unlike many sports books that immediately follow championships, Coming Back Stronger is a very well written book that details Drew's life and the obstacles that...
It's pretty obvious that the first reviewer on this site is intentially trying to sabotage Drew Brees's book. Unlike many sports books that immediately follow championships, Coming Back Stronger is a very well written book that details Drew's life and the obstacles that he has overcome. He presents in detail the difficult relationship he had with his mother, hilarious stories about courting his wife Brittany, leading New Orleans back from Hurrican Katrina, and leading the Saints to a championship. It also closely details his faith. This book is much more than just football and is the best sports memoir I've read since Tony Dungy's Quiet Strength and it rivals it in quality.

posted by flipper14 on July 8, 2010

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Coming Back Stronger Indeed!

Sometimes, you never know what a person goes through when it comes to their lives. I applaud Drew Brees for sharing his public triumphs and private struggles with the world. It takes a strong person to take a negative and to turn it into a positive and take adversity an...
Sometimes, you never know what a person goes through when it comes to their lives. I applaud Drew Brees for sharing his public triumphs and private struggles with the world. It takes a strong person to take a negative and to turn it into a positive and take adversity and turn it into a strength. He is amazing. I can't wait to get my copy.

For anyone who feels bound by their anger, guilt, hurt or pain, I also recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." I thought that "When God Stopped Keeping Score" was just about overcoming forgiveness, I soon learned, it was about so much more than that. The author actually pulls back the curtain to his own life, to offer an intimate look at the true power of forgiveness and reveals the emotional price that you must be willing to pay to live without it.

All of this, while still offering up interesting and often tear worthy stories that showed you just how you should deal with friends, family and more importantly, yourself when things do go wrong. The author more importantly reveals the key to keeping these relationships strong even in the face of adversity.

Having read it, I feel like a better person. Maybe that's because this book spoke to me and not down to me. I have read a lot of books that was written like I didn't know anything. What the author of "When God Stopped Keeping Score" does is talk to you like a friend. I needed that. You will understand why when you read it for yourself. It is on sale here on BN.com.

posted by TB72 on July 6, 2010

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  • Posted February 23, 2013

    Not the usual athlete writing a book send up.

    I didn't know anything about Drew Brees before the Saints won the Super Bowl. And I didn't know anything more than he was a quarterback. Though the book makes reference about his faith, it was not overly preachy as some of these types of books tend to be. Rather it focuses upon the make up of this person, Drew Brees.
    Mr. Brees demonstrates what he is made of: a genuinely caring, dedicated man who loves his family, his team and the city of New Orleans. This book is more than a rant about how great an athlete can be but more about the character of the athlete as well as his personal setbacks and victories. The back story is interesting and shows the person of Drew Brees more than the athlete Drew Brees.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    A good read

    Very enjoyable

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

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    Great-and worth reading

    Drew Brees tells about how he became who he is, how he ended up in New Orealans and about the the devestating tradgedy of Hurricane Katrina.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    great book!

    A great story of overcoming adversity and embracing a city and its people. Good reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Brees: A true underdog

    An underdog's story of Drew Brees, who battled back from several injuries over the years and overcame his lack of height to win a Super Bowl. A good story about a true underdog, who worked his way to the top.

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    Posted April 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Very good.

    I enjoyed this book very much. I only bought this book because it was about football and this weekend was the Super Bowl. I thought I might learn something about it. I didnot know who Drew Brees was. I was very impressed with the man and his view of life.. I also learn a lot of what the players go throuh. I not a fan of the game I ownly watch it becaues my husband likes it, But i learn a lot about the game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Decent read

    Very good book into the inner wokings of drew. Not for you if you arent a spiritual perdon becsuse football and religion are very intertwined

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