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After hitting rock bottom through addiction, bowling legend Bob Perry learned that religion is for people who don´t want to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there. Perry tells his heart-wrenching, inspiring story of bowling for the mob and drug and alcohol addiction in his new book, Redemption Alley. Perry, considered by many to be one of the most naturally-talented bowlers in the history of the sport, had potential to become one of the best even at the young age of 12. Unfortunately, he grew up in 1970s Paterson, New Jersey, where everyone knew someone who was ´´connected´´ - with the mob, that is. Instead of training for championships, Perry began doing odd jobs for wiseguys and hustling hundreds of thousands of dollars in after-house ´´action bowling´´ for John Gotti, who later became the boss of the Gambino crime family. Perry´s connections with organized crime eventually landed him in federal prison, but not before he became addicted to crack cocaine, alcohol, and painkillers and was homeless on the streets of New York. Ultimately, Perry washed up on the shores of St. Christopher´s Inn, a shelter run by Franciscan monks. It was there that he had six fateful encounters with an angelic messenger who no one else could see - a monk whose message was so powerful that Bob Perry has now been sober for 22 years. In Redemption Alley, Perry not only shares his remarkable story of bowling success, his dangerous association with hoodlums and gangsters, and his recovery from addiction, but also his inspiring, decades-long spiritual quest, and his sober journey back into the bowling world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028058/bk_adbl_028058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forget the steroid-addled, overpaid, and unmotivated players: America´s pastime is still alive and well and is still the heartfelt sport it´s always been...in the minor leagues. And nowhere is this truer than in Kentucky, whose rich baseball history continues to play out in the four teams profiled in this audiobook. Following these teams through the 2010 season - the triumphs, struggles, and big-league hopes and dreams - the book tells the larger story of baseball in America´s smaller venues, where the game in its purest form is still valued and warmly embraced. The story begins before the season, with national anthem singing tryouts in Lexington, then tags along with players, staff, and fans at home, in the office, and on the field, offering a rare glimpse of the unglamorous reality of minor-league ball. From the front-office staff in Bowling Green planning kooky promotions to a trainer grocery shopping for a team on 40 dollars a day to a new wife coming to terms with her husband´s transitory lifestyle to a father struggling to make it back to the majors and a Cuban defector blowing everyone away with a 100-plus mile per hour fastball, these are the people who live to make baseball happen in all its nitty-gritty glory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032035/bk_acx0_032035_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.