Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 6. First Things First by Kurt and Brenda Warner

I’ve discovered the wonderful world of memoirs.  Everyone has a story to tell, and I find it particularly fascinating to read the stories of people in the public eye.  Hopefully by now everyone realizes that what you see about someone in the media is usually a fraction of the story, if it has any truth to it at all.  It’s hard to believe that high-profile people face the same problems as the rest of us, but it’s usually true.

The first memoir I’d like to present is First Things First by Kurt and Brenda Warner.  For you non-sports-types, Kurt Warner was a quarterback in the NFL for a number of years, most notably for the St. Louis Rams and the Arizona Cardinals.  He won the Superbowl with the Rams and made it to the Superbowl but didn’t win with the Cardinals.  He also did a stint on Dancing with the Stars. 

I’d always known that he was a believer, and that he had a lot of kids.  I know it must be hard to be a believer in the world of professional sports, so I sought out his story.  I would be remiss if I didn’t mention his wife’s book One Call Away too.  One Call Away features only Brenda Warner’s story, and it too is fascinating.  You can read my book review about her book here.

I think you would enjoy both of these books.  It’s fun to read about people that you think you know already.

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