The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James

The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James

by Scott Raab

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062066374
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Scott Raab, a writer-at-large for Esquire since 1997, is a graduate of Cleveland State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work has been widely anthologized, including in The Best American Sports Writing. Born and bred in Cleveland, he now lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

1 Intimations 1

2 The Handshake and the Handjob 27

3 Witness 51

4 The King's Humanity 73

5 Coins on a Cold Grave 93

6 Chief Wahoo and the Whore of Akron 123

7 This Could Be Their Year, Scotty! 141

8 Hater Daze 155

9 Jew over Miami 169

10 This Way Lies Madness 187

11 Little Access for a Big Man 201

12 The Traitor's on the Floor 217

13 Franz Kafka Bobblehead Night 235

14 A Strange White Man at Center Court 253

15 Endgame 277

Acknowledgment 301

What People are Saying About This

Buzz Bissinger

The Whore of Akron is hilarious, heartfelt and wincingly honest. This is the best kind of book, one that surprises.”

Philip Roth

“As far as I know, a LeBron James is a hat worn by men in the 1920s.”

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Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One man does not make a team. One mane does not win championships! LeBron James wanted something he could not get in Cleveland and onstead of acting like mature adults everyone dumps on him. He wanted a ring. He would not get in cleveland. If the talent was there Cleveland would have been a contender without Lebron. Why was he expected to do something that nobody would ever do? Sacrifice his desire for the greed of someone else. All his haters jumped on the band wagon and drank the kool aid of those who were mad and still are because they are no longer making the money off of Lebron James' name. He worked hard for many years in Cleveland and what did he get for it? True fans are fans no matter what. Haters and leeches are a dime a dozen. Actually the true whores are those who sold their "souls" and continue to sell themselves to make a buck of others. Seems to me Lebron earns his money by working hard.
CavVet More than 1 year ago
Scott Raab is spot on with his insights as to how the latest superstar took a dump on the city of Cleveland in particular and abandoned scruples in general with his televised "decision" to take his loser soul to the promised land. Irreverently written, but no more so than is necessary to describe the feelings of the countless number of Cleveland sports fans over the age of 50 who have once known the taste of victory only to have lost that taste forever due to the antics of pompous blowhards like James, Modell, et al. Fun to read, I chuckled out loud many times while reading all 184 pages. Thank you, Scott Raab.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lebron is awesome
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You INCREDIBLE TOOL BAGS! HOW DARE YOU INSULT THE KING? CLEVELAND SUCKED BALL SACKS! SO HE LEFT SO HE COULD GET RINGS! THE BEST PLAYERS HE HAD WER A33 YEAR OLD SHAQ AND A DUDE NAMED ZYDRUNAS ILLGAUSKAS! HE STILL HELPS OHIO! SO SHOVE YOUR IDEA THAT LEBRON SUCKS UP YOUR ASSS!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I'm not a fan of james, I find him to be incredibly overrated. To be fair, though, most of the players play for money and recognition. They might really love what they do but in the end they'll play for whichever team pays them more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a sports fan and self described "fanatic," this book is a MUST read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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Lebrons #1 no matter what
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Lebron James is the best person in the world I dont like you insaulting him like that