This is a scan of my copy of Josh Hamilton's book. You know I didn't rip it off from anywhere because the scan is so crooked. Blasted scanner. Sometimes it and I don't get along very well.
Anyway, on to the book. This was a gift from my in-laws for Christmas. If that wasn't nice enough, my father-in-law bought the book at one of Josh's appearances in the Fort Worth area and got it signed. When I opened it up there was Josh's signature on the title page in blue sharpie. Very nice.
In addition to being a nice addition to the Rangers collection, the book is an interesting and easy read. I knew that Josh had hit rock bottom before he came back, I just didn't realize how hard the rocks were. In my line of work I have seen folks in similar conditions and so I could visualize the damage he was doing to his body and marriage with the drugs. Pretty scary.
The most important part of the book though was the recovery. Most notably, the admittal that he needed a higher power to help him beat the demons. That applies to us all. Left to our own devices we get into trouble quick and stay there. Just because we don't get in as deep as Josh doesn't mean that we are in any more control on our own than he was.