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When I started reading Confessions of a Basketball Junkie, I was immediately impressed with the diction, how spotless the text was, the flow and evenness of the chapter lengths, and the way the folksy talk was integrated with historical/cultural insights and tender poems. Two chapters further and I knew this book is going to reach a large audience. The story is great! I could not wait for following chapters. Then I read chapter five and-with a lump in my throat, a hole in my heart, and tears in my eyes-could only say, "Bravo." As the text and the author's life turned toward his studies, I realized his true genius. Besides the beauty of his writing, I was struck by his ability to synthesize his research and insights into a coherent philosophy that not only guides his life, but is also sure to inspire his readers. I love this book-it's brilliant! One of its amazing attributes is the consistent mix of basketball, philosophy, and personal anecdotes. You cannot help but learn something important about life, love, religion, politics, and human nature in every chapter. It's an amazing adventure and is right here for anyone to share. Again, I love it!
Dirk Dunbar’s Confessions of a Basketball Junkie is a moving tale filled with great passion about the life and times of an athlete and philosopher. Besides the engaging joys and frustrations described on and off the basketball court, the scholarly theories and perspectives are presented in a very thorough and academically grounded manner. Dunbar offers readers a lot to consider and presents us with a wealth of information as well as the twists and turns involving life’s journey that I am certain others will relate to, learn from, and enjoy reading about. It is obvious the author has spent years studying and researching, and countless hours of pouring over a lifetime of notes, journals, and experiences. The material is presented in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. The fusion of personal experience, poetry, and academic theory is provocative, uplifting, and offers everything a sincere memoir should. I especially enjoyed the chapter entitled The Seaside, Solitude and Soul Searching, but also connected with the author’s time in high school. The narrative voice is convincing—very familiar and easy to follow. I am convinced that this remarkable work, meticulously put together, will be well received by a wide audience.