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West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life

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West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life

He is one of basketball's towering figures: "Mr. Clutch," who mesmerized his opponents and fans. The coach who began the Lakers' resurgence in the 1970s. The general manager who helped bring "Showtime" to Los Angeles, creating a championship-winning force that continues to this day.

Now, for the first time, the legendary Jerry West tells his story-from his tough childhood in West Virginia, to his unbelievable college success at West Virginia University, his 40-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his relationships with NBA legends like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Unsparing in its self-assessment and honesty, WEST BY WEST is far more than a sports memoir: it is a profound confession and a magnificent inspiration.

West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life
by Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman

  • Publication Date: October 19, 2011
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • ISBN-10: 031605349X
  • ISBN-13: 9780316053495