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Growing Up Gronk: A Family’s Story of Raising Champions
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Growing Up Gronk: A Family’s Story of Raising Champions [Format Kindle]

Gordon Gronkowski

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"The beauty of Growing Up Gronk is that you never really have to grow up at all. A fascinating look inside a larger-than-life football family. Enjoy the romp of Growing Up Gronk."—Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe columnist and bestselling author (with Terry Francona) of Francona: the Red Sox Years
"If football is the ultimate American sport, it follows that the Gronkowskis are the ultimate American family. That equation isn’t based merely on their talents—which are extraordinary enough. No, it’s their unbridled exuberance and irreverence that sets them apart. From Gordie Senior on down, they are the Peter Pans of football, men-children who refuse to take themselves or the game too seriously. Anyone who’s spent time around the Brothers Gronkowski will surely agree that Growing Up Gronk captures them in full."—Jeremy Schaap, ESPN commentator and bestselling author of CINDERELLA MAN and TRIUMPH

Présentation de l'éditeur

Huge boys, huge dreams, huge success—how one family from Buffalo put five boys on the track to realizing their athletic potential and making it “big”

“The beauty of Growing Up Gronk is that you never really have to grow up at all. A fascinating look inside a larger-than-life football family.”— Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona: The Red Sox Years

It is so statistically unlikely as to be almost unbelievable. Somehow, the Gronkowski family has produced three sons who play in the NFL (Rob, Chris, and Dan), one who was drafted into Major League Baseball (Gordie, Jr.), and another who is the starting fullback for Kansas State (Goose). Their father, Gordy, even played college football for Syracuse.

How did it happen? From an early age, Gordy realized the potential his sons had and worked with them to make the most of it. Beyond their monstrous size, physicality, and raw talent, he instilled in them a commitment to fitness, health, drive, and determination that would give his boys a leg up in ways other families simply couldn’t match. And the boys’ motivation certainly wasn’t something solely triggered by a driven father. They were like a pack of adolescent wolves readying themselves for the recruiting hunt. Still, all were honor roll students; the three oldest earned college degrees. Each was motivated and inspired by his brothers. Competition and bragging rights were — and continue to be — a big part of what makes the Gronkowskis tick. Growing Up Gronk reveals the secrets to the Gronkowskis’ astonishing collective success while opening the door to a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind household.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 8120 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 226 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 0544334582
  • Editeur : Mariner Books (9 juillet 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 It reads like a family scrapbook 1 novembre 2013
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They were born, they grew up. Their father made some nice deals on exercise equipment. They started to exercise in eighth grade, as a family tradition -- they played sports and then football, they got hurt. They had fun.

Although there are some interesting tidbits scattered throughout this book -- and I wish my mother had put a freezer full of food stocked for me and Sis when we were in the middle of our baseball practice/growth spurt years -- I found the book to be pleasantly anecdotal, but not inspirational. It's nice to know "how they did it" but it doesn't give much of a message other than -- this is a nice, solid family -- this is how they lived, grew up, played sports.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Order if You Love Gronk, Otherwise... 11 octobre 2013
Par D. Buxman - Publié sur
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If I was a huge Rob Gronkowski fan, I might have enjoyed this book. Mind you, I didn't say Patriots fan, since there is very little here either about the Patriots or derived from direct quotes from anyone associated with the Patriots organization. I initially ordered this book since I have a high school athlete and wanted to get some tips on diet, training and the college recruitment process. I didn't get much of that info, but I did get quite a bit of hero worship and fluff. The amount of ego gratification in this book diminished my interest on account of the fact that it was supposedly written by the Gronkowski family with the assistance of Jeff Shober. On the first page of the introduction, Gordon Gronkowski, the family patriarch, is described as having, "hands the size of salad plates, and biceps like snow tires." Come on man!
The book is full of quotes like, "He blossomed into the person he became." Don't we all? It's also full of references to unnamed people who actually contributed in some way to the success of individual members of the family like the quarterback who threw for Chris and Rob on their private pro day workouts. It sounds like he did a great job, but the only thing I know about him is that he played QB for Hawaii. Would it have been that hard to give him a little recognition by telling readers his name?
Granted, it is a wonderful accomplishment to have 3 kids nominally playing in the NFL at the same time and Rob may one day be a Hall of Famer, but right now he's an injury prone player who has had a couple of good seasons and hasn't really grown up. It sounds like all of the Gronkowski family have terrible back problems, so I'm not using many of the training tips for my son.
If you are looking for a good book on a proven athlete, I would suggest GO LONG, by Jerry Rice. There are some good life lessons there.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Growing Up Gronk 2 octobre 2013
Par Jennifer A. Prunty - Publié sur
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I bought this for my nephews birthday and he loved it. But it is definitely a book for children and not adults. I read a quote attributed to Wes Welker where he joked that he though it was written in crayon but it does seem like a rush job with not much time or effort put into it.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 For fans of the family! 22 novembre 2013
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This is a book for Gronk fans!

It does give a great primer for how to fulfill your goals if you plan to pursue an NFL career. Also a good primer for what you need to do to get into shape, or to make a good comeback after a surgery.

But if you aren't a fan of the Gronkowskis you may find it boring.

I think if there was ever a controversy it might have been more interesting to someone who doesn't follow these guys. But this family seems to have navigated life with very little of that sort of thing.

Perhaps a primer on how to raise a house full well adjusted, healthy, successful boys.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 GRONK 19 novembre 2013
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Heartwarming story about the whole family and their approach to life. There are no shortcuts to having good genes and having a strong work ethic and practice , practice , practice.
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