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Millions mourned in early November 1999 when Payton, a youthful 45, succumbed to cancer after a nearly year-long battle with various health problems. Even in his dying days, however, Payton maintained his dignity, a spirit of community charity, and a legendary ability to pull off practical jokes that would send friends and family reeling with laughter. Before he passed away, he reportedly also renewed his commitment to his Christian faith. His death on November 1 coincided with the day known as All Saints Day in many Christian quarters.
In Walter Payton, dozens of his contemporaries, former teammates, coaches, childhood and college chums, business partners, fans, and friends offer in their own words their favorite memories and anecdotes of this many they loved so much. Walter Payton is a warm, entertaining, and inspiring book about a man whose fame transcended the sport in which he competed into the widest realms of life itself.
Posted April 6, 2009
Walter Payton is my favorite player in the world no matter what sport. I bought this book because of it. Walter Payton is my role model and that will never change. I am only 12 years old and I read this 207 page book in 3 weeks , an average of 14.79 pages a day! I highly recommend this book to anyone. It teaches you that Walter Payton was not all about the media and popularity, he had kids and a wife that he loved very much. He cared about pretty much everyone and was "SWEET" to every person he ever met. Overall I give this book a 4 star rating.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 17, 2006
I bought this book for my 10 year old son to read for his 4th grade book report. It came up when I did a search for Walter Payton under children's books for 9 to 12 year olds. The book is 207 pages long and is NOT an appropriate length for a 4th grader. I will read the book myself, but it should not come up on a search for children's books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.