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Author Raab, Scott, 1952-

Title The whore of Akron [OverDrive electronic resource] : one man's search for the soul of LeBron James / Scott Raab.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : HarperCollins, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (302 pages)
Summary Scott Raab is a last vestige of gonzo journalism in an era when sanitary decorum reigns. Crude but warmhearted, poetic but raving, Raab has chronicled many stories at GQ and Esquire, but the book you hold in your hands is neither a story nor a job: The Whore of Akron is the product of lifelong suffering. Raab sat in Cleveland Stadium on December 27, 1964, when the Browns won the NFL World Championship--the last sports title the declining city has held. Each generation born in Cleveland is another generation removed from that victory. LeBron James was supposed to change that. A native of Akron, he seemed like a miracle sent to transform Cleveland's losing ways. But after seven years--and still no parade--he left. And in a way that seemed designed to twist the knife. Now Raab bears witness to LeBron's every move, and in doing so acts as the eyes and ears of Cleveland itself.--From publisher description.
Contents Intimations -- The handshake and the handjob -- Witness -- The king's humanity -- Coins on a cold grave -- Chief Wahoo and the whore of Akron -- This could be their year, Scotty! -- Hater daze -- Jew over Miami -- This way lies madness -- Little access for a big man -- The traitor's on the floor -- Franz Kafka bobblehead night -- A strange white man at center point -- Endgame.
Subject James, LeBron.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography -- Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Cleveland Cavaliers (Basketball team)
Basketball -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Raab, Scott, 1952- Whore of Akron. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, c2011 9780062066367 (DLC) 2011040741 (OCoLC)703206414
ISBN 9780062066381 (electronic bk.)
0062066382 (electronic bk.)
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