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Publisher's Summary

An astonishing memoir of redemption - the moving story of a former top NBA player who miraculously rebounded from a monumental fall thanks to hard work and his deep, transformative faith.
Sixteen years ago Vin Baker was an NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold medalist, and a multimillionaire. While he excelled on the court, Vin harbored a dark secret: a dependency on drugs and alcohol that began after the clean-cut preacher's son turned pro. Eventually becoming a full-blown yet functional alcoholic, Vin convinced himself he played better under the influence - until his addiction cost him his basketball career, his fortune, and his health.
But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is a joyous tale of salvation. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and embrace life in a rich and fulfilling new way. Today the manager of a Starbucks and a youth minister, Vin has found more security and happiness in his ordinary working life than in all his years in the glamorous world of professional basketball.
God and Starbucks is a wise and unflinching look at the real dangers of addiction and the importance of taking charge of your life with meaning and purpose. It's a powerful memoir about reaching the top and beginning again from the bottom - an inspiring personal tale of humility and grace that reminds us what is truly important in our lives.
©2017 Vin Baker (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer Keljik on 12-26-17

Fascinating Story

An incredible story. Definitely not a professional writer. But a great perspective into a world the general public doesn’t know much about.

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By glenn browder on 12-12-17

Wow!

This was a 📽!!! What a story of overcoming struggle. I laughed a lot too.

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By ania on 12-19-17

Very interesting story

Very interesting story. Although too much god for my atgeistic taste. Great narrator. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx

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