The Rest of the Iceberg
An Insider's View on the World of Sport and CelebrityBook - 2004
The Other Sides of an Uncommon AthleteThere are athletes and there are uncommon athletes...and then there is Robert Smith, who fits no conventional mold.In The Rest of the Iceberg, the Minnesota Vikings? all-pro and Ohio State All-American tells his full and complete story for the first time since his surprise retirement in February 2001.Told through the remarkable prism of Smith's eyes, this book will take you on a journey to places you've never been...and won't forget.----At times in our society, we long to be like everyone else, or failing that, at least fit in. But at the same time, we are also ultra-competitive and long to stand out from the rest of the crowd'not to be different, but to be special. It almost sounds silly, but being ?special? helped me stand out from the beginning. For one thing, I had the gift of speed.It's not that I wasn't a bright or charming boy. In fact, I was considered to have both of those qualities. But when you're a kid, athletic prowess is considered the best of all talents...I was like a sideshow performer at recess or gym. We would set up races and when some loud-mouth kid wanted to race me, I'd give him this huge advantage...and still win. It was my introduction to the pure joy of running.'From The Rest of the Iceberg
Publisher: Portland, OR : Inkwater Press, c2004.
Branch Call Number: BIO SMITH SMITH
Characteristics: xv, 223 p. ; 24 cm.