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Summary

Ernie Johnson, Jr., has been in the game a long time. With one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting, he is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary. Yet he knows that some of sports' greatest triumphs - and life's greatest rewards - come from those unscripted moments you never anticipated.

In this heartfelt, gripping autobiography, the three-time Sports Emmy Award winner and popular host of TNT's Inside the NBA provides a remarkably candid look at his life both on and off the screen. From his relationship with his sportscaster father to his own rise to the top of sports broadcasting, from battling cancer to raising six children with his wife, Cheryl, including a special needs child adopted from Romania, Ernie has taken the important lessons he learned from his father and passed them on to his own children.

This is the untold story, the one Ernie has lived after the lights are turned off and the cameras stop rolling. Sports fans, cancer survivors, fathers and sons, adoptive parents, those whose lives have been touched by a person with special needs, anyone who loves stories about handling life's surprises with grace - Unscripted is for all of these.

©2017 Ernie Johnson, Jr. (P)2017 Tantor

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"In Unscripted, you will enjoy some wonderful sports stories, but more than that, you will learn some invaluable life lessons." (Tony Dungy, best-selling author of Quiet Strength)

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  • Paul David Bunyan
  • 12-07-17

Get to knw the man behind the scenes.

Ernie Johnson deserves an award for this book. You don't want to miss out on the incredible journey of faith, family and fun that he has been blessed to unpack. to the listener. The life lessons that his dad and wife have taught him are a highlight for sure. What a treat! I was particularly impressed and grateful to have been given the opportunity to hear about his family. The joys and the pains amidst the twists and turns that unexpectedly helped him place his faith in God, the Father. It' is truly satisfying to hear that from a man of integrity and humility. You would have never have guessed it by just hearing his voice, or seeing him on TNT's Inside the NBA. After reading/listening to this book, I have come to recognize that he's a gifted author, writer/poet sportscaster, husband, father and friend. This is a book that I really enjoyed listening to. The audible narration is loud and clear. He keeps his emotions in check. Even though there are some truly heartfelt moments where you want to shed a tear. The way he thrills you with those important milestones in his life. And how he inspires you as you read is amazing in its own right. To God be the glory. There's nothing crass, immature or off putting in his book. He simply tells it like it is. Finally, "Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary is a "blackberry moment" that should not be missed. Great job, Ernie!

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  • Dawn Slaybaugh
  • 28-06-17

Enjoyable audiobook

Although I was familiar with Ernie Johnson as a broadcaster for Turner sports, I really didn't know anything else about him. I saw him do an interview on TV where his book was referenced. am glad I was able to listen to it. It was worth the time.

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  • Aunt705
  • 11-07-18

Awesome story!

If you need an uplift, this book is for you! It is inspiring, honest and heartfelt. Ernie Johnson does a great job of reading his book.

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  • High Mileage ED
  • 31-05-18

Incredible story and inspiring!!

Whether you know EJ from Inside the NBA or not, this is an incredible story of his life and faith. Had me laughing and in tears. Mr. Johnson is a true testament of a servant to God.

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  • Tim Elwell
  • 22-05-18

Enjoyable, heartfelt and entertaining

Great listen for anyone interested in sports careers and adapting to family life. What a guy, and father.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-18

Best Book Ever

This book is incredible. Should be read or listened to by everyone. Puts life in such perspective.

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  • Steven B.
  • 10-04-18

Very sincere

Just a sincere biography about someone that many people see on tv but know very little about.

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  • M.B. 67
  • 31-03-18

Narration by EJ

I always was a fan of Ernie Johnson and Inside the NBA. I’ve been watching the show since I was in college. He always seemed so poised and loved by everyone and after hearing this book it’s even more obvious why. Great story that is even more enhanced by the fact that he reads it himself. It really adds to the story and emotional aspects within it. Def got choked up a few times too. Really enjoyed this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-18

Forever influenced by this great story.

This was a great book and I will forever be influenced by this book. great read for everyone.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25-02-18

10/10

As an avid NBA fan and someone who frequently watches Ernie on Inside the NBA, I wasn’t too sure if I’d like the Ernie in the book, as opposed to Ernie from Inside the NBA. Boy, was I wrong. Highly recommended to anyone who’s got 4 and a bit hours.