Beyond Belief by Josh Hamilton


Beyond Belief is my second of twenty books I am trying to read this year. 

I really thought this book was going to be more of a “Coming to Jesus” book and less of a true biography. I was wrong and am glad I was.

This book deals with in details a lot of the stuff I had heard about Josh Hamilton in sixty second sound bites on baseball games or espn.

The one thing I noticed in the book was Josh spends a ton of time defending his parents. From them not being the one pushing him to be a professional athlete to them not being “Helicopter Parents”. When you say your parents are not helicopter parents as much as he did, they are.

One of my favorite quotes from the book was from after the 2008 home run derby when Josh was in his hotel room and the MLB drug tester came by:

“He said he didnt mind, so we sat there at the edge of the bed, me and the pee-test guy watching The Natural.”

I really enjoyed reading the book and I hope that Josh Hamilton is able to stay sober and clean for the rest of his life even if he never plays another baseball game again.

I thought the books was good although not as well written as other sports biographies I have read.  I will pass the book on to some other sports fans I know but I only give it a 6/10.

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