OCTOBER 2011 HARDCOVER
West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life
Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman
One of the greatest basketball players of all time tells—with relentless honesty—the incredible story of his life.
He is one of basketball’s towering figures: “Mr. Clutch,” who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers’ resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring “Showtime” to Los Angeles, creating a championship winning force that continues to this day.
Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story—from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, West by West is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration.
About the Author: Jerry West has been an Olympic Gold Medalist, NBA All-Star, NBA champion, coach, general manager and executive vice president of the Los Angeles Lakers and president of the Memphis Grizzlies. He lives in California and West Virginia.
Jonathan Coleman lives in Charlottesville and is the bestselling author of At Mother’s Request, Exit The Rainmaker, and Long Way to Go.
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