The Resource Life is not an accident : a memoir of reinvention, Jay Williams

Life is not an accident : a memoir of reinvention, Jay Williams

Label
Life is not an accident : a memoir of reinvention
Title
Life is not an accident
Title remainder
a memoir of reinvention
Statement of responsibility
Jay Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like millions of kids before him, Jay Williams used to pretend he was making the game-winning shot while playing basketball in his Plainfield, New Jersey, backyard. Unlike almost all of those other kids, he kept right on making shots until he became an NCAA champion and two-time national player of the year at Duke and the number-two overall NBA draft pick in 2002. But after just one season with the Chicago Bulls, a team starved for a new messiah since Michael Jordan's retirement, Williams destroyed his career when he suffered a horrific motorcycle accident. In an instant, the man with as fast a first step as any point guard in history could no longer do anything for himself, including walk. In Life Is Not an Accident Jay Williams shares his story--both heartbreaking and uplifting--of being a young man trying to wrest control of his life from his overinvolved parents, from the pleasures and perils of fame and money, and from the near-fatal mistake that threatened to define him. After a decade spent recovering from his injuries--the rehabilitations, the comeback attempts, the professional forays into the seedy underside of sports agenting--Williams recounts with a rare honesty his hard-fought path to college basketball stardom and the painful lessons he's learned while reconstructing his fractured adulthood. Life Is Not an Accident is also Williams's tribute to the many angels who helped him survive, including his mother, his first love, and his legendary Duke basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski
Summary
In a candid, no-holds-barred memoir, the former Chicago Bulls' top draft pick talks about the accident that ended his career and sent him down a new path, shares behind-the-scenes details of life as an All-American and speaks out about corruption in the NBA
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403841
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-1978
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Jay
Dewey number
796
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Basketball players
  • Sportscasters
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of reinvention
Label
Life is not an accident : a memoir of reinvention, Jay Williams
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_216052&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062328007-HUS764574-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062328007
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Life is not an accident : a memoir of reinvention, Jay Williams
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_216052&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062328007-HUS764574-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062328007
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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