Sunday, January 02, 2011

COMING BACK STRONGER by Drew Brees with Chris Fabry

A Memoir
Coming back Stronger
Unleashing the hidden power of Adversity
By Drew Brees with Chris Fabry
Forward by Mark Brunell

First off, let me say, I'm not a big football fan, and I don't watch too many professional sports. I've never been enamored with the glamour and hype that seems to draw a lot of people to read or make heros out of athletes.  So you probably ask why I signed up to read and review this book. I didn't intend to, and passed it by a couple of times, but I kept coming back, and it was still available.  I think it was meant to be, that I read it.
Drew Brees really pretty much tells how it was, from high school and college sports, to being drafted into professional football.  It can be, and many times is, a hard life, no matter what the pay.  How injuries and bad seasons can effect even the most dedicated player.  How he had to work to recover from a bad shoulder seperation, and what it was like, the year after Katrina hit New Orleans, for the people there, the team with a new coach, and never having won a championship.  And then you fast forward to the 2009-10 season, when they managed to pull out a Super Bowl Victory, losing his mother just before that season started.

So you say you aren't a sports fan?  Read this book, you may not be a sports fan when you finish it, but you will have a lot of respect for a Quarterback named Drew Brees

I recieved a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers to read and review.  I recieved no other compensation for this review.  All opinions expressed here are my own, whether favorable or unfavorable.


NanaDiana said...

I am picking this book up for my son..he only reads non-fiction and he would love this, I'm sure. Yeahh...I am STILL not a football fan even after being married into this family for 35 years..Hugs- Diana

NanaDiana said...

Hey- Do you want to sell that book now that you have read it? I will buy it AND I will pay postage...or is it one you want to keep? Let me know- Diana

Jettie said...

I promised it to my son in law, I'll ask him if he wants to keep it, or if he wants to read it and pass it on, then I'll get back to you.