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My Story : A life in basketball and beyond - Lauren Jackson

My Story

A life in basketball and beyond

Paperback Published: 26th September 2018
ISBN: 9781760294878
Number Of Pages: 336

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From Australian country school girl to an international sporting superstar, Lauren Jackson tells her extraordinary story for the first time.

'I've realised my dreams, been there for my teams, experienced so many highs and lows. The game of basketball, the game that has given me so much, is almost an analogy for my life. You take the hits, you get the ball, you score the buckets, you just play it to the best of your ability.'

Recognised as one of the finest women basketballers of all time, Lauren Jackson has had to overcome many challenges, both professional and personal, with determination and strength. But along the way, she has always been grounded and supported by her family in Australia and her basketball community as she battled anxiety and the demands of sporting fame to find a place in the world where she felt comfortable and secure.

Written with great honesty, Lauren details the missteps, set-backs, successes and controversies of a professional career that saw her representing her country and playing in the United States, Russia, Spain, Korea and China. But above all she reveals her compassion and intelligence. This is truly an inspiring story of a great Australian.

About the Author

Australian former professional basketball player, Lauren Jackson was only fifteen years old when she made the Australian under-20 team and one year later, found herself playing for The Opals. Her statistics are extraordinary. She's represented Australia in four Olympics winning three silver medals, won a world championship and spent twelve seasons with the Seattle Storm where she was the first foreigner to be crowned Most Valuable Player. Since retiring in 2016 she has continued her involvement with the game as assistant general manager and board member of the Deakin Melbourne Boomers.

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A fascinating journey through the life of Lauren Jackson

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This book takes us on Lauren Jackson's journey from shy and awkward Albury schoolgirl to become one of the world's greatest basketballers and one of Australia's most admired sports people. It's open, honest and a fascinating insight into the lives of elite sportspeople. Well worth reading for anyone who has an interest in sport and contemporary Australian history.

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ISBN: 9781760294878
ISBN-10: 176029487X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th September 2018
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3