by Ellis Henican and Dwight Gooden
Hardcover, 285 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $27 | purchase
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One of the bad boys of the 1986 World Series-winning New York Mets discusses his life, from his Atlanta childhood with his alcoholic, womanizing father, through his baseball career, self-destructive drug binges, and experience on "Celebrity Rehab."
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Mets phenom Dwight Gooden pitches at New York's Shea Stadium on May 6, 1984.
May 31, 2013 Dwight Gooden, blessed with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, was the king of New York by the time he was 21 years old. Everyone expected the Mets phenom to be one of the best pitchers in baseball history.
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