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The whore of Akron : one man's search for the soul of LeBron James

Author: Scott Raab
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Scott Raab is a last vestige of gonzo journalism in an era when sanitary decorum reigns. Crude but warmhearted, poetic but raving, Raab has chronicled many stories at GQ and Esquire, but the book you hold in your hands is neither a story nor a job: The Whore of Akron is the product of lifelong suffering. Raab sat in Cleveland Stadium on December 27, 1964, when the Browns won the NFL World Championship--the last  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Nonfiction
Biographies
Named Person: LeBron James; LeBron James; LeBron James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Raab
ISBN: 9780062066367 0062066366
OCLC Number: 703206414
Description: 302 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Intimations --
The handshake and the handjob --
Witness --
The king's humanity --
Coins on a cold grave --
Chief Wahoo and the whore of Akron --
This could be their year, Scotty! --
Hater daze --
Jew over Miami --
This way lies madness --
Little access for a big man --
The traitor's on the floor --
Franz Kafka bobblehead night --
A strange white man at center point --
Endgame.
Responsibility: by Scott Raab.
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Scott Raab is a last vestige of gonzo journalism in an era when sanitary decorum reigns. Crude but warmhearted, poetic but raving, Raab has chronicled many stories at GQ and Esquire, but the book you hold in your hands is neither a story nor a job: The Whore of Akron is the product of lifelong suffering. Raab sat in Cleveland Stadium on December 27, 1964, when the Browns won the NFL World Championship--the last sports title the declining city has held. Each generation born in Cleveland is another generation removed from that victory. LeBron James was supposed to change that. A native of Akron, he seemed like a miracle sent to transform Cleveland's losing ways. But after seven years--and still no parade--he left. And in a way that seemed designed to twist the knife. Now Raab bears witness to LeBron's every move, and in doing so acts as the eyes and ears of Cleveland itself.--From publisher description.

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