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Playing Hurt

Author: John Saunders

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306824746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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For the first time ever, the popular late host of ESPN's The Sports Reporters and ABC's college football openly discusses a lifelong battle with depression. During his three decades on ESPN and ABC, John Saunders became one of the nation's most respected and beloved sportscasters. In this moving, jarring, and ultimately inspiring memoir, Saunders discusses his troubled childhood, the traumatic brain injury he suffered in 2011, and the severe depression that nearly cost him his life. As Saunders writes, Playing Hurt is not an autobiography of a sports celebrity but a memoir of a man facing his own mental illness, and emerging better off for the effort. I will take you into the heart of my struggle with depression, including insights into some of its causes, its consequences, and its treatments. I invite you behind the facade of my apparently "perfect" life as a sportscaster, with a wonderful wife and two healthy, happy adult daughters. I have a lot to be thankful for, and I am truly grateful. But none of these things can protect me or anyone else from the disease of depression and its potentially lethal effects. Mine is a rare story: that of a black man in the sports industry openly grappling with depression. I will share the good, the bad, and the ugly, including the lengths I've gone to to conceal my private life from the public. So why write a book? Because I want to end the pain and heartache that comes from leading a double life. I also want to reach out to the millions of people, especially men, who think they're alone and can't ask for help. John Saunders died suddenly on August 10, 2016, from an enlarged heart, diabetes, and other complications. This book is his ultimate act of generosity to help those who suffer from mental illness, and those who love them.
Playing Hurt
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: John Saunders, John U. Bacon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-08 - Publisher: Hachette UK

For the first time ever, the popular late host of ESPN's The Sports Reporters and ABC's college football openly discusses a lifelong battle with depression. During his three decades on ESPN and ABC, John Saunders became one of the nation's most respected and beloved sportscasters. In this moving, jarring, and
Playing Hurt
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Brian Goins
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-15 - Publisher: Kregel Publications

Everyone admires people who play hurt, from the superstar athlete to the journeyman player who finishes the game even when hurt, sick, or falling apart. Everyone looks up to these athletes and wants to mimic their “never give up” attitude. Except when it comes to marriage.
Playing Hurt
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Kelly Jamieson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: Loveswept

He’s playing hurt. She’s laying low. And they’re both flirting with disaster. “Kelly Jamieson is my go-to author for hockey romance.”—Jami Davenport Chase: The last thing I’d ever want to do is let my team down. After overcoming my bad-boy reputation, I was dominating on the ice. But things aren’t
Playing Hurt
Language: en
Pages: 116
Authors: Jason Crooks
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-16 - Publisher: WestBow Press

Joshua Meyer is like many healthy 12-year old boys. Hes vibrant, fun, full of confidencebutunlike the average boy, hes unusually gifted. His talents show up on the football field, with his love of creative writing, in a knack for business, and with his love and sensitivity to family and friends.
Playing (Less) Hurt
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Janet Horvath
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Hal Leonard

(Book). Making music at any level is a powerful gift. While musicians have endless resources for learning the basics of their instruments and the theory of music, few books have explored the other subtleties and complexities that musicians face in their quest to play with ease and skill. The demands