His new book is titled Man in the Middle. His perspective and sense of humor about being gay in the macho world of pro sports, and not insignificantly, his view as a non-US native, were informative. That scene—Amaechi, standing alone, as his hetero teammates engage in homosocial behavior—is the book’s lasting image. He came to my school and gave a lecture. John Amaechi Book Cover John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechi is a psychologist, consultant, and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. February 20th 2007 It's a great story about getting where you want to be without losing your integrity, and without major interruption from all the bullshit that lesser people might have in store for you. I also thought that Amaechi being gay in the NBA would have been more of the focus of the book but it wasn't. A book that will be missed by most, but should be read by more. I was truly surprised by the interesting life story of Amaechi and how well those stories were told the the reader in "Man in the Middle." https://www.amazon.com/Man-Middle-John-Amaechi/dp/B003A02WN0 His perspective on family, especially the mother/son relationship, illustrates what unconditional love is all about. Outsports interviewed Amaechi … But they w… Great look in on the NBA from the eyes of a gay English center playing in Utah. The funniest part of the book was when Jerry Sloan called Karl Malone and … To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The parts about European basketball (which were most of the book) bored me. Ok, not really but the dude made it to the big s. Ok light read. The Rockets later traded him to … Lots of patting himself on the back. Something went wrong. Amaechi is the first NBA player to speak publicly about being gay. He is an interesting person and reading about his life in England as a child and how he got into basketball was enjoyable. I would say only about 10% is actually about basketball. Unlike, say, Juiced—Jose … HRC either has the reflexes of a cock hungry john or they knew about former NBA player turned author John Amaechi's book/coming-out way before … I was impressed with his focus and determination to stay the course he set for himself, inspite of the obsticles and personal sacrifices he would have to indore in order to reach his goals. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Books By John Amaechi All Formats Hardcover Sort by: Sort by: Popularity. Today, he is a non-executive director of a health care organization and serves as CEO of his company, APS Ltd. It is a good book, but does no justice to the great person he is. By most standards, John Amaechi was a mediocre professional basketball player who received little media coverage during a five-year NBA career in. I would recommend the book. After rea. Amaechi has some good insight into the world of sports and the NBA. Ok light read. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. not very well written but a courageous story, and very interesting to hear about the NBA from this perspective. At the age of 17, an overweight, not incredibly athletic young British man that had never touched a basketball, embarked on an incredible journey that has yet to be duplicated. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. Recommended to Chi by: John Amaechi It's an ESPN book revealing the life of a gay NBA player. This book makes him sound like a typical jock, something he is completely against. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Among them are former NFL players Esera Tuaolo, Roy Simmons, and Dave Kopay, former NRL player Ian Roberts and former Major League … The personal life details of John Amaechi have been talked about well too. But in view of everything that goes on in this book, those two factors seem pretty insignificant. This is not your usual sports figure's recollection of glory days, struggle and triumph (although there's plenty of that too) this book is truly engaging, didactic, entertaining and thought provoking. i need an electronic version of the book? He also released a book, Man in the Middle, published by ESPN Books, which discusses his career and life as a closeted professional athlete. Book John Amaechi for a Speaking Engagement. ", Amaechi’s story of growing up in single parent home, finding basketball, setting a goal, achieving the goal, coming to terms with his sexuality. A fantastic book written by a fantantic man. In the long (okay 21 years), successful (I consider five good years as successful. There's a problem loading this menu right now. He’s now a respected cognitive psychologist, performance expert, activist and founder of a community sport initiative. Big deal. He is truly a great role model. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. Amaechi, who played at Penn State and spent five seasons in … Amaechi is the first National Basketball Association (NBA) player to speak publicly about being gay. Former NBA player John Amaechi talks about his autobiography in which he reveals that he is gay. Refresh and try again. This was a very good book, I followed John Amaechi some what through his NBA career. 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