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Doc: A Memoir Audiobook

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J. D. Jackson
9 hrs and 53 mins
06-04-13
Unabridged

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aBookList.com Summary

Published in 2013, “Doc: A Memoir” is an honest life story, which revolves around the successful career as well as the struggle to overcome drug addiction and the recovery of one of the greatest baseball pitchers in our time, Dwight Gooden.

In the book, Gooden shares the details of his life and career, his successes and failures. Known as one of the best players on the baseball field at the young age of 19 years old, Gooden dominated the baseball world in the National League and achieved many awards including “Pitcher of the Year award”.  However, on the edge of glory, Gooden could not hold himself and fell into a cocaine addiction, which later buried his life and career into the deep hole.

“Doc: A Memoir” is well written and manges to describe the feelings, struggles to find on the right path of Dwight Gooden as well as draws the full portrait of friendship between him and Davey Johnson and Darryl Strawberry.

Publisher’s Summary

A brutally honest memoir of talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. As a shy 19-year-old, Dwight Gooden swept into New York, lifting a team of crazy characters to World Series greatness and giving a beleaguered city a reason to believe. Then he threw it all away.

Now, with fresh and sober eyes, the Mets’ beloved Dr. K shares the intimate details of his life and career, revealing all the extraordinary highs and lows: The hidden traumas in his close-knit Tampa family. The thrill and pressure of being a young baseball phenom in New York. The raucous days and nights with the Mets’ bad boys (and the real reason he missed the 1986 World Series victory parade). The self-destructive drug binges and the three World Series rings. His heartbreaking attempts at getting sober, the senseless damage to family and friends, and the unexpected way he finally saved his life – on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In Doc, Gooden details his close friendships with many of baseball’s greats: Pete Rose, George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre, and nephew Gary Sheffield. For the first time ever, he reveals the full story of his troubled relationship with fellow Mets superstar Darryl Strawberry. And he tells the moving story of the Yankees no-hitter he pitched for his dying father. Doc is a riveting baseball memoir by one of the game’s most fascinating figures and an inspiring story for anyone who has faced tough challenges in life.

©2013 Dwight Gooden (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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