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A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball [Dwyane Wade] on echecs16.info Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Learn the Incredible Story of Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade! Greatest Shooting Guards (Basketball Biography Books) Paperback – March 14, by . Start by marking “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball” as Want to Read: Dwyane Wade, the eight-time All-Star for the Miami Heat, has miraculously defied the odds throughout his career and his life. In , in just his third season in the NBA, Dwyane was named.
I never liked Dwyane Wade. He always seemed to me a borderline dirty player who intimidated referees and constantly drew attention to himself. If Wade could overcome what he did, maintain faith through hard times, and appreciate what he has even when he had very little , maybe I can more cheerfully work through my more everyday hassles. Maybe we all can. Through it all, Wade relied on his unshakable faith in God, and, at every turn, took the high road. Easy to say, but considering what she put him through, difficult to do. Wade then transitions to the story of his childhood in the gang- and drug-infested South Side of Chicago, where kids as young as 9 were employed in the drug trade and the 8-year old Wade fell asleep to the sound of not-so-distant gunfire.
Overall this book was very good at showing the personal side of Wade. Aug 25, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a mixture of fatherhood and basketball.
The main conflict in the book revolves around his custody battle with his ex-Wife. All of the basketball parts of his life do not hold a candle to his children.
Wade's actions speak louder than his words. Wade's kids are proof of his commitment to family. Hopefully more aspiring athletes put their Family First and follow the footsteps of Wade.
Here are a few random things I enjoyed about this book view spoiler [ I know more than I wanted to kno This book is a mixture of fatherhood and basketball.
Here are a few random things I enjoyed about this book view spoiler [ I know more than I wanted to know about his ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade. Dwyane's Mom Jolinda Wade was a drug addict constantly getting in trouble with the law. Dwyane Wade sr. College was one of the hardest times for Wade.
He missed a full season because of a failed ACT. He had his first kid with Siohvaughn when he was still in college. Dwayne has been underrated throughout his basketball career. I enjoyed the book very much. His heart for fatherhood and lifting up others were of course the things that captured me the most. Following that was the writing style: I believe I read that he had help with that, but if he didn't, he's one heck of a writer!
I would have liked to read Other than the Warriors and LeBron, I have limited knowledge of NBA; so reading Dwyane's book was a way for me to make points with my grandchildren! I would have liked to read more about how he is raising his boys to be close to Christ, but that might have turned off some readers. I'm guessing he wanted his theme to be "fatherhood" instead of the narrower "Christian fatherhood" so he could reach the largest audience.
I'm good with that!
Apr 14, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dwyane Wade is an all around incredible human being. I thought that his basketball skills and general philanthropy was what was admirable about him, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Hearing his philosophy on life and parenting and how he has used his past to inform his future is inspiring. I'm not a Christian, but I have some things I'd like to try to apply in my own life that Wade shares in this book.
Aug 11, Salah Mortaja rated it really liked it Shelves: Dwyane is my favorite basketball player.
Reading his story and learning what he has gone through only cements his legacy as one of the finest to ever play in the 4 position. It was published in And although I believe it was not meant to narrate his basketball story in details but to provide an overview of his life circumstances and how he managed to get over them, a newer edition that includes the events of the last 6 seasons would be nice! Surprisingly personal and chatty memoir Enjoyed reading Dwyane Wade's story, as much a tale of how he became the NBA star and man he is today, against seemingly insurmountable odds, as it is an introspective look at what makes for a good father, good parent.
Refreshing and enjoyable. This book is a far stretch from my usual read. However, I am super glad that I checked it out and read it! Having had the opportunity to watch the season Marquette U Dream Team in action, it was actually pretty cool to hear about his story. As a fan of basketball, I loved the inside look into the NBA. Power of positive thinking and belief in self is huge! Nov 20, Howl rated it it was amazing. Fatherhood , read on! Slow moving at times. Mar 22, David Magee rated it it was amazing.
Great insight on the upbringing and self-drive to succeed in life. May 20, David rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, while writing this review I took a break to go watch him on TV, but after reading this book I think of him as more than just a great basketball player. Dwyane Wade truly puts his family first. He is a Family man before a basketball player and in this book the two world collide. After reading the book I understand why it it so important to him and for everyone to put their Family First and have a even better respect for him as a person.
This book is told from Dwyane Wade's point of view. The book starts out when he is in his home in Miami, thinking about life. He is in the middle of a intense custody case with his then wife Siohvaughn Wade. Throughout the book it switches back and forth between dwayne talking about his life in the present and his life in the past.
He takes us through growing up in Chicago, through all the ups and downs, His Mom Jolinda Wade a then drug addict constantly getting in trouble with the law and many more hardships. His sister Tragil was his mentor, she helped him get through his childhood along with his Dad Dwyane Wade sr.
Although he got off to a slow start Dwayne was soon dominating high school leagues and getting scholarship offers to D1 schools.
However, the start college was one of the hardest times for Wade. He missed a full season of basketball because of a failed ACT and had to fight for a starting job. However, the struggles in his early life shaped him to be that man he is today. More than just a basketball player When he had his first kid with Siohvaughn when he was still in college it changed his whole life. He was a Father, in this book Dwayne learns how to manage being a father and a Basketball player, and be extremely good at both.
During his NBA career Wade is faced with relationship issues with his wife that ultimately cause a divorce. Wade take us through what he was feeling throughout the very hard fought custody battle, Although divorce is hard on kids, he just wanted the best thing for his kids and when he is awarded full custody he wants to have his kids live the live the best life possible. Dwayne puts his family first and does all that he can to bring his family together, including his Mom, Sister, and Dad who are all living happily today.
At the end of the book the two stories of his past and of his present unite and so does his Family. The theme of this boom is that we Should put our loved ones First and how our lives are bigger bigger than than a game or a job. I definitely enjoyed this book. It took me through the life of Dwyane Wade, not just the basketball, but everything. I have an unbelievable amount of respect for him.
The book itself is well written. However, it can get a little bit hard to follow with the changing from past to present throughout the book. If you like Basketball, just sports in general, or have children this is a great book to read because the theme to put loved ones first is a great theme and a great way to live.
This is a autobiography done the right way. Dwyane Wade did a great job with this book and I encourage everyone to read this to fully get the message. In this novel Dwyane Wade discusses his trials and tribulations of living in the big city of Chicago and making it to the National Basketball Association or NBA for short. Dwyane Wade also found out what it is really like to be a full time father to his two sons Zaire,Zion and his nephew Dahveon. There are many things that I really love about this book and some dislikes as well.
One of my likes is that I really got to learn the life of an NBA superstar and what he went through.
Also I really liked how Dwyane Wade explained how being a father looks easy but its really not just because he is an NBA player and is not home all of the time because of the away games.
Now some dislikes about this novel is that I never got to know much about his family. Also it never went into detail about his NBA life and more so focused on his life leading up to college and having his first son. I really wanted to know more about how he really felt in some of his big NBA moments and how he felt about his life in general even though playing in College and NBA might have been his greatest achievement but I think otherwise.
The events in this book kept me excited and wanted to read more about it in the next chapters. I honestly could not stop reading this book because of how good this book was. And I will most definitely read the next autobiography and or novel when the next one is written Jan 11, Marva rated it liked it Shelves: I don't remember how I came to download this book, other than I am a Dwyane Wade fan.
It was interesting to me to read about D-Wade's childhood and his mother's drug problems, and the thing that I came away with in this book is that he is a good father Of course, there is a lot of pages dedicated to Wade's divorce from his first wife.
I had to keep in the back of my mind that this was his story, and did not represent the full story. Wade didn't paint h I don't remember how I came to download this book, other than I am a Dwyane Wade fan. Wade didn't paint his ex-wife negatively; I felt that he was trying his best to be honest and transparent in the events and situations that led to his very nasty divorce and custody battle.
If you have watched Wade on the court, then you have a pretty good idea of how this book reads. At times it is fast-paced and dizzying in its conjecture. Other times, it is a bit chaotic and dare I say unfocused. There are three things that were always consistent: My opinion did not change of Wade because of this book; not that it could have changed much.
I am and have been a fan. What will be really interesting is if his ex-wife decides to write a book of her side of the story. I don't think Wade is as innocent as he portrays himself in the book.
When something goes wrong in a marriage, both parties are to be blamed. That made me question his side of the story when it came to his ex-wife. I liked this book. It did give a very personal view into the mind of a man and the importance of being a father to his children. For that, I applaud Dwyane Wade. The behind-the-scenes basketball stories are interesting, but not nearly as compelling as his personal saga.
Wade intersperses vignettes from his first 8 months as a full-time single dad to of three by this time he is also raising his nephew throughout the book. These are the emotional core of his story.
Wade clearly loves his sons and is a committed father. Nonetheless, they are affecting and serve as reminders of how to be a good dad. After a wasted youth two children by different men by 16 , 25 years of hard-core drug addition, years as a fugitive and even more years behind bars, Jolinda Wade gets clean, writes a book , becomes a pastor, and dedicates her life to helping others in need. At times, the abrupt shifts between the various stories made the book more difficult to follow and occasionally took me out of the compelling narrative.
I do not share these criticisms Have you read the book?
Any book recommendations? After improving his ball-handling skills and outside game, as well as shooting up by nearly four inches—to more than 6 feet tall—Wade emerged as the basketball team's new star. During his junior year, he averaged His success continued into his senior year—at that time, he was averaging 27 points and 11 rebounds per game. However, due to his poor grades, he was only recruited by three college basketball programs.
Wade has stated that his high school coach, Jack Fitzgerald, was one of the most positive influences in his life during this time. Although he was ineligible to play due to low academic scores, head coach Tom Crean took him on as a partial qualifier. This meant that although he had to sit out the season, he was still allowed to attend school and practice with the team.
After taking the time to develop his skills even further, he emerged his sophomore year with an average of The team's record that season was Wade's junior year, he led Marquette to the school's first Conference USA championship, and a return to the Final Four for the first time since He averaged His 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats were publicized by the national press. Unfortunately, his success ended in the Final Four, with a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks.