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Man in the Middle
chronicles John Amaechiís extraordinary journey from
English lad to jet-setting NBA star. Along the way, he
obstacles to his hoop dreamsóbeing abandoned by his father,
from his first college team, recovering from a
playing for abusive coaches, and losing his mother -- while also
protecting a vital secret that could have ended his career: John
Amaechi was gay. Now in this poignant and intimate memoir,
takes us into the hypermasculine world of professional
sports and into
the very center of his soul. As tender as it is brutally
frank, Man in the Middle
follows him from the rough streets of Manchester to Penn
he first achieved basketball stardom and began to recognize his
sexuality) to the cities (Orlando, Houston, Salt Lake City) and
countries (Greece, France) in which he played. A moving story of
adversity and diversity, Man in the Middle is a
testament to the power of one manís convictions and to the
universal desire to make the world a better place.
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