Finding Myself (Hardcover)
"An inspiring book about facing obstacles, building strength, and achieving excellence. Crystal Robinson is not just a great basketball player-she's also a powerful writer."
Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife"
Sometimes it feels like life has dealt us a bad hand, and our aspirations can seem more like pipe dreams than achievable goals.
To onlookers and even to herself, it looked like the odds were stacked against Crystal Robinson from the moment she came into this world. Born into a poor family in rural southeastern Oklahoma, Crystal had to grow up fast to help take care of her younger siblings and provide for them while also navigating racism and her own sexual identity. Today she knows that these adverse circumstances gave her the perseverance and strength needed to make it into the world of competitive sports.
Basketball was Crystal's salvation. It wasn't always easy, but on the court, she forgot about all of her problems and channeled them in her unshakable will to succeed. Now, her peers speak of her not only as a remarkable player but, first and foremost, as an extraordinary person. Her humility, selflessness, and refusal to let the world bring her down have been an inspiration to everyone around her.
If you've ever felt like the weight of the world was crushing your will to achieve your life goals, this book is for you. The sheer determination that transpires through these pages is delightfully contagious.