by Kendrick Perkins
An intimate memoir from the former NBA player (Boston Celtics, 2003-2011) and outspoken cultural critic. At age eighteen, Kendrick Perkins left his grandparents' home in small-town Texas to join the NBA. Both on and off the court, "Perk" gained a reputation for his candor and conviction - his abiding sense of right and wrong. Here he shares his views about racial justice, political consciousness, and fatherhood, as well as an insider's account of the NBA.
"The book is flat out brilliant." ~ Kiese Laymon, MacArthur-Award winning author of Heavy
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