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Life is not an accident: a memoir of reinvention

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New York, NY : Harper, [2016].
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x, 255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
796.323092 W724 2016
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796.323092 W724 2016

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This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.

Ten years ago, Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career. The Chicago Bulls' top draft pick—and the second pick of the entire draft—he had the great Michael Jordan's locker. Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole, severely damaging himself and ending his career.

In this intense, hard-hitting, and deeply profound memoir, Williams talks about the accident that transformed him. Sometimes, the memories are so fresh, he feels like he'll never escape the past. Most days, he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self—a kid who had it all, thought he was invincible, and lost everything . . . only to gain new wisdom.

Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American. He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K—a man who taught him about accountability—to finish his education. He also speaks out about corruption—among coaches, administrators, players, and alumni—and about his time in the NBA, introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros: the gambling, drugs, and sex in every city, with players on every team.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Williams, J. (2016). Life is not an accident: a memoir of reinvention. First edition. New York, NY, Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Williams, Jay, 1981-. 2016. Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention. New York, NY, Harper.

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Williams, Jay, 1981-, Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention. New York, NY, Harper, 2016.

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Williams, Jay. Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention. First edition. New York, NY, Harper, 2016.

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