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A Memoir

By Dwight Gooden

A bruisingly honest memoir of addiction and recovery from one of the greatest pitchers of all time.

With fresh and sober eyes, Dwight Gooden shares the most intimate moments of his successes and failures, from endless self-destructive drug binges to three World Series rings. Known for his triumphs on the baseball field and his excesses off of it, Gooden was a soft-spoken, dominating wunderkind who tallied a mountain of strikeouts while leading the 1986 bad-boy New York Mets to a World Series win. Even at that pinnacle, Gooden had already succumbed to a cocaine addiction that would short-circuit his career and personal life.  

Gooden’s story transcends baseball, from his childhood in Tampa raised by a father who was an alcoholic womanizer, to the recent experience of overcoming his own demons on the show Celebrity Rehab. Along the way, Gooden offers a unique perspective on Yankees owner and stalwart supporter George Steinbrenner and some of the greatest baseball players of all time. Doc is the definitive look at a life equal parts inspiring and heartbreaking.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0544027027


Format: Book
Author: Gooden, Dwight
Summary: "A brutally honest memoir of talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. As a shy nineteen-year-old, Dwight Gooden swept into New York, lifting a team of crazy characters to World Series greatness and giving a beleaguered city a reason to believe. Then he threw it all away. Now, with fresh and sober eyes, the Mets' beloved Dr. K shares the intimate details of his life and career, revealing all the extraordinary highs and lows."--Amazon.com.
Title: Doc : a memoir / Dwight Gooden ; and Ellis Henican.
Publisher Date: Boston, MA : New Harvest, 2013.
Subject: Gooden, Dwight Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography Baseball players -- United States -- Biography Drug abuse -- United States -- Biography.
Isbn: 0544027027 (hbk.) 9780544027022 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: B Gooden
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Bib Id: 437608

Format: Book
Author: Gooden, Dwight
Summary: "A brutally honest memoir of talent, addiction, and recovery from one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. As a shy nineteen-year-old, Dwight Gooden swept into New York, lifting a team of crazy characters to World Series greatness and giving a beleaguered city a reason to believe. Then he threw it all away. Now, with fresh and sober eyes, the Mets' beloved Dr. K shares the intimate details of his life and career, revealing all the extraordinary highs and lows."--Amazon.com.
Title: Doc : a memoir / Dwight Gooden ; and Ellis Henican.
Publisher, Date: Boston, MA : New Harvest, 2013.
Description: xviii, 285 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Gooden, Dwight
Subjects: Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Drug abuse -- United States -- Biography.
Other Author: Henican, Ellis
Contents: Pt. 1. Dreaming -- pt. 2. Playing -- pt. 3. Hurting -- pt. 4. Saving my life.
ISBN: 0544027027 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780544027022 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: B Gooden