Straw LP: Finding My Way

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Harper Collins, May 12, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 376 pages

Former baseball slugger Darryl Strawberry, whose achievements on the field often were overshadowed by his struggles off the field, recounts his highs, his lows, and the lessons along the way that allowed him to survive.

A product of one of Los Angeles's toughest neighborhoods, Darryl Strawberry was drafted by the New York Mets in 1980 and was voted the National League Rookie of the Year in 1983. He was the first National League player voted to the All-Star Game in each of his first four full seasons.

However, Strawberry faced many challenges off the field. His seasons with the Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees were interrupted by suspensions, visits to rehab, hospital treatment for colon cancer, and time in prison. But in 2006, Strawberry's life dramatically changed course. He married and devoted himself to his church and his work with people affected by developmental disorders like autism.

For the first time in his own words, the extraordinary story of Darryl Strawberry's 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

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
42
Section 4
65
Section 5
81
Section 6
94
Section 7
114
Section 8
145
Section 13
252
Section 14
268
Section 15
279
Section 16
289
Section 17
303
Section 18
311
Section 19
319
Section 20
329

Section 9
174
Section 10
188
Section 11
208
Section 12
235
Section 21
339
Section 22
358
Section 23
375
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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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