Playing hurt : my journey from despair to hope

Published 2017
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A candid memoir by the late ESPN and ABC Sports broadcaster reveals his longtime battle with depression and his investigations into modern medical and homeopathic treatments, exploring how the disease affected his career and relationships.

First edition.
xxv, 293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface: Looking over the edge
Part one. Growing up the hard way
An oasis of love
An indecent proposal
Playing with fire
He ain't heavy
The salvation of sports
Looking for a little relief
My two selves
The drug business
Hurting myself
Part two. Trying to build a better life
Moving out, moving on, moving back
Falling in love
Go west
Getting married
Country John Saunders
Chasing a new dream
Making it in Moncton
Bright lights, big city
Big man in Baltimore
A family of my own
The worldwide leader
Our sister
Livin' in America
Part three. The façade cracks
The psych ward
Dr. Dangerous
Falling backward
Scaling Mt. Sinai
Learning to walk
A high-stakes stroll in the park
Ready for prime time?
Testing, testing
Part four. Collision course
The damage of Doctor Dangerous revealed
Let the bad times roll
Stumbling toward unhappiness
A day in the doldrums
Peering over the Tappan Zee Bridge
Back to the bridge
Crunch time
You've got to admit it's getting better
Jimmy V, Dickie V, and cardio V
Learning the best lesson.
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