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West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

THE MOST AUTHENTIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY I'VE EVER READ

WEST BY WEST: My Charmed, Tormented Life, is a powerfully revealing work that puts a human face on the whole notion of "heroism." Reading it is like having Jerry West in the room, not the icon of the NBA but a real man who breathes and bleeds just like the rest of us. E...
WEST BY WEST: My Charmed, Tormented Life, is a powerfully revealing work that puts a human face on the whole notion of "heroism." Reading it is like having Jerry West in the room, not the icon of the NBA but a real man who breathes and bleeds just like the rest of us. Each page is unbelievably personal...very compelling. Though filled with many first-hand accounts about other NBA greats and his life with the Lakers and much more, the real story is West's brave decision to tell the hard truth about himself. Took courage to write this book. An entertaining read, it's also an inspiration to all of us facing life's most difficult challenges. WEST BY WEST, in sharp contrast to typical egocentric celebrity, is by far the most authentic autobiography I've ever read. Doug Washington

posted by dougwashington on September 5, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Hard to follow...

I am not a basketball fan but enjoy reading about successful people and I am a fan of Jonathan Coleman's books. I think a basketball buff would get a lot out of this book but i found it difficult to follow - jumped around a lot. Also, I think his personal revelations...
I am not a basketball fan but enjoy reading about successful people and I am a fan of Jonathan Coleman's books. I think a basketball buff would get a lot out of this book but i found it difficult to follow - jumped around a lot. Also, I think his personal revelations lacked the depth and detail expected.

posted by Anonymous on December 1, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    Very disappointing

    The book was a little too whiny and very poorly written. I would have expected better writing from a West Virginia University graduate. He's not the first person from an abusive home or the first to have lost a brother to war. He comes off like an elitist. Sadly, he's no longer one of my heroes.

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