1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 98: West by West, My Charmed, Tormented Life, by Jerry West

I was really looking forward to this book because, being a basketball fan, I have a great appreciation for what Jerry West has done throughout his basketball career, both as a player, and as an executive.  I was hoping to find some insights into his thought process, and to read about his relationships with some of the players he played with, or who played for him, and was most especially hoping to read about his match-ups against some of the best players to have ever played the game.  Unfortunately, the book didnt deliver on any of those.  It details some of West’s personal life, and briefly touches on some relationships, but I came away from the book feeling like I was missing out on some of the most important aspects of his career.  And not only is the book is generally unorganized, but West has a habit of saying things like “Just ask Michael Jordan.” or “Just as Pat Riley.”  Sadly, I don’t have access to either of those people, so I can’t ask them anything!  Anywho… I still have a great deal of respect for West, but the book is kind of a wash for me.

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Jason John Horn is a writer and critic who recently completed his Master's in English Literature at the University of Windsor. He has composed a play, a novella and a number of short stories and satirical essays.

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