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Alone in the Trenches

My Life As A Gay Man In The NFL

By Esera Tuaolo, 1968-

This is Esera Tuaolo's own searing story of terror and hope. A Samoan raised on a Hawaiian banana plantation, he had a natural talent, football. He went on to play for five NFL teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Carolina Panthers, and the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 Super Bowl. But for the nine years he played professional football he lived in terror that when his face flashed upon the TV screen, someone would divulge his darkest secret. Esera Tuaolo is gay.

Alone in the Trenches takes you inside the homophobic world of professional football and describes fears that almost drove him to suicide. He evokes heartbreak--how his older brother, Tua, died of AIDS--and hope when, Esera, a deeply devout Christian fell in love and started a family.

"Tuaolo emerges in these pages as a complex, intellectually curious and fascinating individual defined neither by his choice of career nor by his sexual orientation." --Booklist

"Tough, tender and brutally honest." --Robert Lipsyte, former New York Times sports columnist

"Even I was not prepared for his amazing life story." --Billy Bean, author of Going the Other Way

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Book

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Publish Date

2006

ISBN

1402205058


Format: Book
Author: Tuaolo, Esera, 1968-
Title: Alone in the trenches : my life as a gay man in the NFL / Esera Tuaolo, with John Rosengren.
Publisher Date: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, 2006.
Subject: Tuaolo, Esera, 1968- Football players -- United States -- Biography Gay athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Isbn: 1402205058
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System Items Available: 2
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Call Number: B Tuaolo
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Bib Id: 238837

Format: Book
Author: Tuaolo, Esera, 1968-
Title: Alone in the trenches : my life as a gay man in the NFL / Esera Tuaolo, with John Rosengren.
Publisher, Date: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, 2006.
Description: 281 p. ; ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Tuaolo, Esera, 1968-
Subjects: Football players -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Gay athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Other Author: Rosengren, John
LCCN: 2005025014
ISBN: 1402205058
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B Tuaolo