Straw: Finding My Way

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Harper Collins, Apr 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages

“Straw is the story of a guy who had two strikes against him in the middle innings of life and hit one out of the park.”
—Reggie Jackson

 

“A riveting and memorable account of one man’s pursuit of a meaningful life.”
—David Cone

 

Former New York Met and Yankee slugger Darryl Strawberry has subtitled his autobiography Straw, “Finding My Way”—and his path was never easy. A National League Rookie of the Year, eight-time MLB All Star, and four-time World Series Champion, Strawberry’s baseball achievements were often overshadowed by his struggles off the field. In Straw, he tells it all: his boyhood in Crenshaw, Los Angeles; his rise to baseball superstardom; the high life and low life; his brushes with the law; his triumphant battle over cancer; his religious awakening, and his marriage to the love of his life.

 

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User Review  - sholt2001 - LibraryThing

A straight-forward, no-nonsense look at Strawberry's life. He is brutally honest about his own failings and those of the people around him. This is a good book to look at not only if you are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nanny Reads - Borders

I just bought this book and so far, its pretty good. You don't have to be a baseball fan and its a very easy read. I'm glad that Mr. Strawberry is telling his story of redemption. This would be a great book for young men in high school or college that play sports. Good lessons. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 3
27
Chapter 5
52
Chapter 6
60
Chapter 7
73
Chapter 8
92
Chapter 9
110
Chapter 10
119
Chapter 11
132
Chapter 13
159
Chapter 14
169
Chapter 19
202
Chapter 21
215
Chapter 22
227
Acknowledgments
239
About the Author
241
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Darryl Strawberry was born in Crenshaw, California. An eight-time All-Star, a four-time World Series Champion, and a National League Rookie of the Year, he played for the Mets, Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees during his headlining career. In 2008, Strawberry began serving as a special ambassador for the Mets. He is the father of five and lives in Missouri with his wife, Tracy.

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