Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
brahms1545 More than 1 year ago
I am a Saints fan from childhood, long before Drew Brees was born. I'm also a 3rd generation New Orleanean. The last few years has been traumatic for my family like most from LA. Last year was magical and awe inspiring! This is the 2nd book I've bought recanting the Saints story; but what I got was even better than expected: what drives the man and what he believes and his focus. Reading Drew's book about how he ended up in NO and how Sean Peyton and Mickey Loomis run the Saints speaks volumes. From the beginning I found a determination in this book that I can use with my students to inspire them to keep fighting their way to be the best they can be. But once he started the chapters on finding a way back from the massive surgery and looking for a job, you could see destiny taking over. God does have a plan. I especially admire the theme of his book: put the negative away. It sounds easy, but it isn't. Focus on what positive you can pull from what has happened and make positive choices from it. Everytime he made a bad play, he tried to shake it off and move on to thinking positive. If more people would take this type of attitude these days we would have many more success stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coming Back Stronger is not your typical sports book. It's really a fantastic read and is very well written. I'll be purchasing this book as a gift for many associates and friends.
Mobileproud More than 1 year ago
I raced out to get this book somewhat expecting a book that was just thrown together following the Super Bowl. What a wonderful surprise. This is a beautiful, richly written book. The takeaway from this book is tremendous and Drew truly serves as an inspiration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree that the first poster is simply not a fan of Drew Brees, and as such probably never read the book. The book is mostly ghost written anyway (thus the "with Chris Fabry" in the byline). Unfortunately, when someone in sports writes a book, the haters come out of the woodwork like so many termites intent on destruction. It's sad, really, when you think about it. I'm happy to say I have more of a life than that. He is probably a Vikings or Colts fan, I guess. I found the book very intelligent and inspriring. I especially enjoyed the positive nature of Brees and how he sees every problem as a challenge to overcome it and succeed. He's obviously done that. A great read! I also recommend Sean Payton's new book, *Home Team*.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a Drew Brees fan for years and was eager to read his memoir. It doesn't disappoint. Drew's story of overcoming difficulties and adversity is truly inspiring and should bring many who read it hope and encouragement as they face their own hardships. Kudos to Drew (and his cowriter) for so eloquently telling this story!
NOLA_Reader More than 1 year ago
It's pretty clear the first reviewer has not actually read this book. As much as I like Drew Brees, I was certainly not expecting his memoir be so well done. I was pleasantly surprised! The writing is really strong and the message is even stronger. I highly recommend this book to anyone--football fan or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know that articulate as Drew is that he certainly had help writing because this is an extremely well written book. It has a wonderful message but it's told in such a way that you feel that Drew's speaking directly to you over coffee. Just a really well put together book and the photos are great as well.
Staci More than 1 year ago
I have NEVER given review of a book I have purchased and I have recommended less than a handful in my entire life! This book touched me!! After a wretched Friday at work in which I felt beat down and defeated (fast paced business world) I went home in tears which is VERY unlike me! I woke up Saturday morning with one phrase going through my mind over and over...that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger! I woke up determined, but I still needed a little encouragement! I had to take my daughter to the store that afternoon and I passed by this book! I am a Louisianan and a Saints fan, but would typically not pick up a book like this! Something drew me to it however and as I opened it up I landed square on a page that said "that which does not kill you makes you stronger! I bought the book right then and literally COULD NOT put it down until I finished it moments ago! What an uplifting book! Brees' story is not unlike most! I don't feel that he has suffered any more than most of us! What sets him apart, what makes him a success, is his drive, his attitude, his fortitude, his faith! I don't feel that this book is so much about him as it is about what you can achieve with the right attitude! Thank you Drew....for a winning team, a winning attitude, and the encouragement I needed to keep pushing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drew Brees is such a humble guy. What an enlightening book. I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys football - not just the Saints - and also to anybody who wants to spiritually better themselves. Drew talks about a lot of things from life, family, and religion, and how they have affected his football career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book.is so inspiring Iiiii
FirstNanook More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable
HOOSIERBUDDYHOOSIERPAL More than 1 year ago
This book is written by an NFL football player. I was surprised at how well spoken and articulate Drew Breed is. This book is for both the rabid sports fan that devours the sports page each morning and breaks down each play on Monday with his friends during football season as well as the person that does not watch sports and cares very little about the Superbowl and its outcome. Drew Breed provides a spectacular true account of overcoming adversity and how he was able to do it. He manages to tell us how his christian faith is the cornerstone of all his actions without sounding a bit preachy (he's so humble and matter of fact). He gives all who read his book good advice on how to overcome our own tragedies but within his own gripping story of coming back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever! In my opinion even if you're not that big of a sports fan you will like this book. So check it out!
Saintsfett More than 1 year ago
This is a great book usually i would be saying this because Drew Brees is the QB of my favorite team, but for this instance i actually thought this was a really well written book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomand it to ALL of my friends!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, great story. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of if not the most inspiring books i have ever read. Drew Brees is an amazing athlete and this book shows the struggles he went through to get to where he is now. He is a great role model and this is a must read for anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspirational
Katie Shelton More than 1 year ago
Drew Brees is an inspiring leader. It is amazing how an individual who has encountered so many obstacles can maintain such optimism. I enjoyed how he paralleled his personal struggles with post-Katrina New Orelans. You do not have to love football to benefit from Brees' message.
Hunter Smith More than 1 year ago
I am a true saints fan and this is a good book. Read it!
Sheila Miller More than 1 year ago
Heart warming! What a great role model for kids!!!
Tyler Stercho More than 1 year ago
Drew Brees shows us how he came back to be a great quarterback in the nfl. Worth reading.
Vincent Lule More than 1 year ago
i really like this book it is cool how drew brees came back stronger