A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts


RETAIL PRICE $26.99 OUR PRICE $21.25 - Through exhaustive reporting and interviews, Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts will explore A-Rodís path to a self-destruction so profound it would rate as one of the most dramatic falls in major league history.

Building on her groundbreaking reporting in Sports Illustrated, Selena Roberts delivers the first biography of Alex Rodriguez and explores the full nine innings of his life, not just the one big strike against him--steroids. Roberts chronicles A-Rod as a plunge-in-progress, from his dalliances with strippers to the news that he tested positive for steroids during his 2003 MVP season-a story she broke for Sports Illustrated in February. Roberts goes behind the sensational headlines, probing traumatic events in his childhood to reveal a man torn by his obligation to his family and his insatiable hedonism, while revealing new information about A-Rodís history of steroid use.

At 33, Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid player in the history of baseball, a once-in-a-generation talent who is about to break many of the sportís most hallowed batting records-yet he is regarded as a mercenary by most fans. Called ďA-FraudĒ by his teammates, A-Rod is cheered when heís on a streak and jeered whenever he slumps. The tabloids canít get enough of his recent off-field misadventures, which include breaking up his 12-year marriage to party with Madonna. Friends worry that A-Rod has bought into a new lifestyle-that all the lies and contradictions in his life are finally catching up to him and contributing to an epic implosion.

Through meticulous reporting and hundreds of interviews, Roberts analyzes the elements of A-Rodís freefall, from his strained relationships with teammates to his failure on the field in clutch situations, from his cold business decisions to his steroid use. An extensive look at Rodriguezís shady real estate deals, deviant personal life and disintegration of his family, and including a chapter on A-Rodís arrival for spring training where he is forced to confront his new life as a known steroid user, A-ROD is the definitive biography of one of baseballís most talented-and tragically flawed-athletes.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 16 March, 2009.

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