Dr. J : The Autobiography
With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving.With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man-and how he has come to terms with both.
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 40.64mm | 703.06g
- 05 Nov 2013
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
- 16 Page Colour Insert
"A deeply personal and almost shockingly honest book." -- New York Daily News "There's enough basketball here to keeps fans interested, but the book isn't really about what happens on the court. It's about a thoughtful man who, for a time in his youth, was a famous athlete. A rewarding reading experience." -- Booklist "The book is quite an accomplishment: a terrific memoir by a man worthy of one." -- Sports Illustrated "The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography." -- Kirkus Reviews
About Julius W. Erving
Julius Erving is one of the greatest professional basketball players of all time and an American icon. He lives in Atlanta with his family. This is his first book. Karl Taro Greenfeld is the author of seven previous books, including the novel Triburbia and the acclaimed memoir Boy Alone. His award-winning writing has appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Best American Short Stories 2009 and 2013, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Born in Kobe, Japan, he has lived in Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, and currently lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with his wife, Silka, and their daughters, Esmee and Lola.