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Author Jackson, Ted (Photojournalist), author.

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

Publication Info. [New York] : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  92 BIOGRAPHY JACKSON    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B WALLACE    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B WALLACE JACKIE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO WALLACE    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B WALLACE, J.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  796.332 WALLACE J    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG WALLACE, JACKIE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Wilson Branch - Adult Department  B-WALLACE, J.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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
Subject Wallace, Jackie.
Ex-football players -- United States -- Biography.
Drug addiction -- United States -- Biography.
Homelessness -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography.
New Orleans (La.) -- Biography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness.
Drug addiction. (OCoLC)fst01430217
Ex-football players. (OCoLC)fst01736345
Homelessness. (OCoLC)fst00959545
Louisiana -- New Orleans. (OCoLC)fst01204311
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9780062935670 (hardback)
0062935674 (hardback)
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