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Baker, Vin

Overview
Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 259 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV884.B25, 796.323092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vin Baker
God and Starbucks : an NBA superstar's journey through addiction and recovery by Vin Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. --Amazon
God and Starbucks : An NBA Star Loses Everything, Starts Over, and Achieves Success by Vin Baker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 of his years in the glamourous 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
 
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.27 for God and St ... to 0.86 for God and St ...)

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Alternative Names
Baker, Vincent Lamont

Vin Baker Amerikaans basketballer

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Vin Baker joueur de basket-ball américain

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Вин Бейкер

Він Бейкер

Վին Բեյկեր

וין בייקר

فين بيكر

وین بیکر مربی بسکتبال، بازیکن بسکتبال، و ورزشکار آمریکایی

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维恩·贝克

Languages
English (10)