God And Starbucks : An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery, Paperback Book

God And Starbucks : An NBA Superstar's Journey Through Addiction and Recovery Paperback


Vin Baker, an NBA all-star, Olympic gold medalist, and clean-cut preacher's son, harbored a dark secret: a dependence on drugs and alcohol that began shortly after he turned pro.

Eventually becoming a full-blown yet functional alcoholic, Vin convinced himself that he played better under the influence-until his addiction cost him his basketball career, his fortune, and his health.

But Vin's story isn't a tragic fall from grace. It is an enthralling testimony of salvation. For Vin, hitting rock bottom was a difficult yet transformative experience that led him to renew his relationship with God and to embrace life.

Howard Schultz of Starbucks and Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church offered Vin a helping hand and led him to find more security and happiness in his ordinary working life than he did in all of his years in the glamorous world of professional basketball.God and Starbucks is a wise, unflinching look at addiction and at the necessity of taking charge and claiming one's blessings.

It is a powerful memoir about reaching the top and beginning again from the bottom-an inspiring personal tale of humility and grace that reminds us of what is truly important.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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  • Category: Autobiography: sport
  • ISBN: 9780062496829

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