One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick's rags-to-riches, ridicule-to-redemption story has captured news headlines across the nation. Finally Free chronicles his years growing up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood, his success on the field and his rise to stardom in the NFL. The book also details how a gifted athlete spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame-and the brokenness that brought his redemption. In his own words, here are the behind-the scenes details of his wrong decisions, his fall from the spotlight, his search for forgiveness, and the unexpected, life-altering grace he received on the way to a celebrated season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010.
One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vicks stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete's life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices. In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness, the moments of unlikely graceand the brokenness that brought his redemption on the way to a surprising, fairy-tale season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010.
Michael Vick is the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The 2010 season was the most prolific of his career, earning him a start in the Pro Bowl and cementing his comeback in football. Prior to joining the the Eagles, Michael played for the Atlanta Falcons (from 2001-2006), the team that originally chose him first overall in the 2001 NFL draft.
Charles Chandler is an award-winning sportswriter and former Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee member who covered the Carolina Panthers and the NFL for the Charlotte Observer. He also worked for the National Sports Daily and has two Pulitzer Prize nominations to his credit.
Brett Honeycutt is managing editor of Sports Spectrum, an award-winning magazine, and a former staff writer for the Charlotte Observer.