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Inspirational Autobiography By Sportscaster James Brown

By C Douglas Baker On January - 8 - 2010

The Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Significant Living

by James Brown with Nathan Whitaker
FaithWords, September 2009

This book is part autobiography and part testimonial to a Christian way of life. Maybe, in some ways, people could see it as a self-help book, but that's not exactly a good description of this work.

Here, Brown talks about his life growing up in a modest Washington, D.C. neighborhood and being the first member of his family to go to college, and Harvard at that. He went on a basketball scholarship and had dreams of playing in the NBA. Once he got to the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks his dreams were soon dashed.

His strong family and values are what pulled him through a tough time and thrusted him into the business world. He was successful but ultimately found himself staying in the sports world and calling basketball games. He slowly climbed the ladder to where he is today, one of the most respected sports broadcasters.

There is quite a bit of advice on how to live life and maintain a strong value base, which helped Brown deal with many of the tough decisions in his life. They...

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