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The Game of My Life

A True Story of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic


Paperback / softback

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The Game of My Life by Jason J-Mac McElwain

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Now in paperback: ?An impressive achievement...Not likely to be forgotten anytime soon.?(Washington Times) Here is the riveting true story of Jason McElwain? better known as ?J-Mac the autistic student who made headlines when he scored twenty points, including a school record six three-pointers, for his high school basketball team in 2006. Including the revealing perspectives of J-Mac's family and coach, this is McElwain's inspiring account of the challenges of growing up autistic?not only for himself, but for his family. It's also the tale of his unlikely star turn, the difference it made in his journey through life?and all the heartbreaking and heart-lifting stops along the way.

Author Biography

Jason "J-Mac" McElwain, a high-functioning autistic athlete, rose to fame on national news in 2006 when, during a high school basketball game, he scored 20 points in four minutes. He won the ESPY Award for the Best Moment in Sports in 2006, and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and Today. Daniel Paisner is the author or coauthor of more than twenty bestselling books, including the New York Times bestsellers Last Man Down, with FDNY battalion chief Richard Picciotto; Book, with Whoopi Goldberg; and Mountain, Get Out of My Way, with Montel Williams.
Release date NZ
February 3rd, 2009
Interest Age
From 18 years
Illustrations, black and white
Country of Publication
United States
Berkley Books
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