Dr. J: The Autobiography

Dr. J: The Autobiography


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Dr. J: The Autobiography by Julius Erving, Karl Taro Greenfeld

With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving.

With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man—and how he has come to terms with both.

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ISBN-13: 9780062187925
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 249,883
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of five previous books: the much-acclaimed memoir Boy Alone; NowTrends; China Syndrome; Standard Deviations; and Speed Tribes. Born in Kobe, Japan, he has lived in Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. He currently lives in Tribeca with his wife, Silka, and their daughters, Esmee and Lola.

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Dr. J: The Autobiography 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Hopps More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend "Dr J. The Autobiography" for any Julius Irving fan as well as any fan of basketball. For basketball fans my age Dr J was one of the first true high flying superstars. I'm a huge fan of Julius Irving but I have to admit that I learned a great deal about him through his autobiography that I was not aware of. Throughout the book Dr J. references the fact that he is not going to sugarcoat the facts. I felt that in telling the story as he did he allows fans to see that yes he was a tremendously gifted athlete but like so many of us he has flaws also. One thing that stood out to me is his insatiable love of basketball and the incredible opportunities that his incredible skills afforded him. The book was a great read in my opinion and if you are a fan I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Thank you for a well written book which provides reads a glimpse into your life, family and career. As a fan from a small town in Ohio, I tried to emulate your passion for a game which allowed me to play Division II basketball. Thank you for the memories. D.H.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book :):):):)::):):)::)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have ever read I am always looking for sports autobiographys if u know of one can u please comment it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had such a crush on Dr. J as a kid. It was very interesting to learn about the man not just the star. His life has been through quite a lot of ups and downs but he has such a positive outlook. Nice to see a sports star who is aware of his shortcomings and doesn't shy away from sharing them.
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