My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol & Drugs: The Tony Mandarich Story.
As Tony Mandarich left Green Bay in February, 1993,
his football career in shambles, Packer Plus staff
writer, Tom Mulhern, wrote the following:
"The overriding sentiment, however, is one of emptiness. Not so
much for promises unfulfilled, but for sins not repented.
Maybe some day Mandarich will set the record straight
and answer all the nagging questions he leaves behind.
I hope so."
For all the sports writers, fans, coaches, friends and family,
My Dirty Little Secrets sets the record straight. On the
20th anniversary of his draft in 1989, Tony reveals
the reasons why he never achieved what the nation expected of
him, and what he expected of himself. His story is an
inspiration for alcoholics and drug abusers, and offers
hope for those trying to help themselves out of the nightmare
My Dirty Little Secrets promises to help readers
Learn about the power of addiction
Discover how co-dependency and enablers affect addicts
Understand why treatment for addictions is so important in recovery
Realize the importance of emotional suppot systems in the lives of alcoholics
Accept the role of the Higher Power's grace in recovery
"My Dirty Little Secrets is a testament that faith in a higher power can bring us to salvation and light. Tony's story is touched by magic and brushes against the tragic. It's a great human journey and a victory for the human spirit."
--Jim Irsay, Owner, Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl (r) XLI Champions
After a highly successful and nationally publicized college career at Michigan State Unviersity, Tony Mandarich was drafted number two in 1989. The hype about his power and standing as a football player along with Tony's addictions, was more than he could live up to, and his life came crashing down around him. After three more years of alcohol and painkillers' abuse, Tony accepted God's hand, went into treatment and now considers it a privilege to be able to help other addicts when called upon.
Learn more at www.TonyMandarich.com
Book #6 in the Reflections of America Series
from Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com
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