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The Resource You ought to do a story about me: : addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption, Ted Jackson

You ought to do a story about me: : addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption, Ted Jackson

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You ought to do a story about me: : addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption
Title
You ought to do a story about me:
Title remainder
addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption
Statement of responsibility
Ted Jackson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The heartbreaking, timeless, and redemptive story of the transformative friendship binding a fallen-from-grace NFL player and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who meet on the streets of New Orleans, offering a rare glimpse into the precarious world of homelessness and the lingering impact of systemic racism and poverty on the lives of NOLA's citizens"--
  • In 1990, while covering a story about homelessness, Jackson encountered a drug addict sleeping under a bridge. The homeless stranger looked the photojournalist in the eye and said, "You ought to do a story about me." When Jackson asked why, he was stunned by the answer. "Because I've played in three Super Bowls." Jackie Wallace was a former NFL star who rose to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, only to crash and lose it all. Here Jackson describes the details of how Wallace spiraled into addiction and homelessness-- and of the thirty-year relationship the two developed. -- adapted from jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
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10909286
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jackson, Ted
Dewey number
  • 796.332092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV939.W322
LC item number
J33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Wallace, Jackie
  • Ex-football players
  • Drug addiction
  • Homelessness
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Drug addiction
  • Ex-football players
  • Homelessness
  • Louisiana
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption
Label
You ought to do a story about me: : addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption, Ted Jackson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prodigal son -- Son of Liberty Street, son of the south -- The wildcat -- The headhunter -- The crash of Icarus -- Twelve long steps -- Do you believe in miracles? -- Triumphant -- Even a dead man leaves a trail -- "Four score and seven years ago" -- So damn smart -- The gateway -- The damage within -- The Lombardi -- Dreams about heaven -- A frame for the wall -- The tip -- Love letters -- Giving hope -- The sabbatical -- Glory days
Control code
on1119568263
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780062935670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119568263
Label
You ought to do a story about me: : addiction, an unlikely friendship, and the endless quest for redemption, Ted Jackson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prodigal son -- Son of Liberty Street, son of the south -- The wildcat -- The headhunter -- The crash of Icarus -- Twelve long steps -- Do you believe in miracles? -- Triumphant -- Even a dead man leaves a trail -- "Four score and seven years ago" -- So damn smart -- The gateway -- The damage within -- The Lombardi -- Dreams about heaven -- A frame for the wall -- The tip -- Love letters -- Giving hope -- The sabbatical -- Glory days
Control code
on1119568263
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780062935670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1119568263

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