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Where Tomorrows Aren't Promised

By Carmelo Anthony

  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Books
  • File Size: 23.91 MB

Description

From iconic NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony comes a raw and inspirational memoir about growing up in the housing projects of Red Hook and Baltimore—a brutal world Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.

For a long time, Carmelo Anthony’s world wasn’t any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family’s first-floor project apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He couldn’t dream any bigger than emulating his older brothers and cousin, much less going on to become a basketball champion on the world stage.

He faced palpable dangers growing up in the housing projects in Red Hook and West Baltimore’s Murphy Homes (a.k.a. Murder Homes, subject of HBO’s The Wire). He navigated an education system that ignored, exploited, or ostracized him. He suffered the untimely deaths of his closely held loved ones. He struggled to survive physically and emotionally. But with the strength of family and the guidance of key mentors on the streets and on the court, he pushed past lethal odds to endure and thrive.

By the time Carmelo found himself at the NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden in 2003 preparing to embark on his legendary career, he wondered: How did a kid who’d had so many hopes, dreams, and expectations beaten out of him by a world of violence, poverty, and racism make it here at all?

Carmelo’s story is one of perseverance and determination; of dribbling past players bigger and tougher than him, while also weaving around vial caps and needles strewn across the court; where dealers and junkies lined one side of the asphalt and kids playing jacks and Double Dutch lined the other; where rims had no nets, and you better not call a foul—a place Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised.

Review

  • Loved it.

    By Chico212o
    Not only is he my favorite player but this book by far is my favorite book I read in a while. Very detailed . I felt like I was there with him from a small kid till draft night.
  • BEST SPORTS BIO

    By D#1
    Best biography I’ve ever read-VIVID, JAW DROPPING DETAIL, and the other walks you along the journey of an athlete navigating the pitfalls of poverty in pursuit of a dream. We’ll put together.
  • Great read

    By Stewart711
    Really enjoyed reading about his journey and also understanding life from a different perspective. When’s part 2 coming out? It left me wanting to hear about his pro career after being drafted.
  • Must read

    By themashupking
    Excellent book, flows smoothly and Carmelos story is incredible, he’s been through a lot and still thriving in his NBA career. Despite no NBA championship yet, he is undoubtedly a champion in life.