At the same time, Young was absolutely fearless — and unstoppable -- whenever he had a ball in his hands. She was like a little sister to him, he wrote. I honestly didn't even believe it was possible that he could have owned it being the highest paid player in two different sports leagues. As an author, he gives readers the sense of being inside his helmet while he runs through opponents both on and off the field. Lots of Xs and Os - which I loved, but I think at times it was a bit hard for Robbie - my 12 year old son who doesn't know a lot about football, and certainly not players from the 90's - who I read this book with. I confided in him my concern that I had missed my opportunity to meet my wife.
In a book that chronicled much of his football life, he shared personal information that detailed his struggles, his faith, and his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Important Note about Bookshelves and OnlineBookClub. But Young's most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching. After Tanner harassed her every day for a month, Graham finally agreed to a date with Young on January 21, 1999, if only to appease her persistent friend. But what they don't know about are the challenges and personal obstacles Steve had to overcome to make his dreams come true. He proceeded to explain that 10 years earlier—in 1989—he had tried to convince Barb to go on a blind date with me. So that means you can jump down to the section below to see the full list of what other members have put this book on their have-read or to-read lists.
. The first time he showed up for a party, his teammates took him to the refrigerator and opened the door to show him a bottle of milk. On a regular basis I try to work a good, sprawling biography into my mix of reading. I can't honestly say that I like sports as much as the next guy. Being All-State in Connecticut, he felt pretty good about making him name in Provo. This was a book club selection, not one that I would pick up on my own.
The night we attended the musical, Steve Young attended it with us as my grandma's guest. I enjoyed this much know than I expected. The burden I felt to train and perform and meet expectations as a pro quarterback left me little opportunity for other aspects of my life. My wife was thoughtful enough to pick up a copy for me. She had zero interest in dating a professional athlete because of all of the horrible things she had heard about them, especially with respect to the way they mistreated women. In fact, I remember parties where Steve would be only drinking milk, often supplied by the host. Apparently, it's a lot easier to guzzle beer than milk.
That said, Steve Young occasionally mentions his charitable efforts and how great his life now is during his post-football career. He then demanded to be put back in and was incredulous that his coach refused. At the same time, Young was absolutely fearless — and unstoppable — whenever he had a ball in his hands. I got all kinds of letters from Mormons throughout the country who were convinced I was supposed to marry their daughter. For that I will always firmly believe that Steve Young's example brought Mormonism into millions more homes then serving a mission ever could have. And how miraculously, I was unscathed.
As I started reading the book, it dawned on me that I had never read a biography of a famous athlete before. Book Signing Central is a website brought to you by. Instead he decided that he was just going to go out there and see how good he could become while living and being satisfied with the results knowing he gave it his all. This is a revealing, honest, compelling book that any fan will enjoy. I'm now an expert on all things Steve Young. He is currently writing the biography of Tiger Woods. Although I skimmed soooooo much because it felt like he gave a play by play of pretty much every game he ever played in.
I have to say, having watched my boys play football the past couple of years have helped me learn about the game and understand I would actually rate this 3. There was so much to talk about. Also, a lot of hard work and discouragement. Data Protection Policy: We comply with all United States data-protection laws. Lead image by Christine Johnson, Save over 50% on Young's faith-filled autobiography,. We will not share your email address or other sensitive data. Determined to prove his coach wrong, Young became an All-American, finished second in the Heisman voting, and was the top draft choice coming out of college.
And interesting to read about him living in Joe Montana's shadow for years. I can't say that I spent much time with him, but I do remember going to the musical Les Miserables back when I was in elementary school. There is Navigation menu in the top-right of every page. This is a feel-good book about a morally-centered person that accomplished great things while playing games and even greater things outside of the relatively frivolous world of sports. While on the field, opponents tried to distract him by making disparaging remarks about his faith.