The Contract: Jimmer Fredette
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The Contract: Jimmer Fredette

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This is the story of two brothers from a blue-collar Mormon family in upstate New York—Jimmer and T.J.—both in need of help. One trying to make it to the NBA. The other trying to stay alive due to a debilitating illness. Both a lifeline to each other.

T.J. wrote a contract for Jimmer to sign: "I, James T. Fredette, agree on this day, Jan. 27, 2007, to do the work and make t

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 9th 2012 by Shadow Mountain (first published September 17th 2012)
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Jake Kramer
Mar 10, 2014 Jake Kramer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beau
Recommended to Jake by: Jackson
This book is one of my all time favorites not because my favorite player is Jimmer but because you get to see how hard it is to get where he is today.
I have the have the same goals as Jimmer but he is a harder worker. I really liked the book because it teaches us different things. Jimmers goal was to get to the NBA and he needed help from his brother. Jimmers brother is the reason he got so good but Tj left to go to college and so it was all up to Jimmer. Jimmer decided to go play for BYU. When...more
Brock Jones
This book was a really good book and I loved reading it. I like how they have different points of view from different people but about the same thing. That really helped me understand more of the book. I loved how in the book Jimmer will say he learned this or that lesson. Because when I read what happened I got a different lesson and it helped me to open my eyes. I already kind of knew Jimmer's life story because he was one of my favorite college players. But I liked the story line and how deep...more
I love BYU basketball and Jimmer Fredette, so what was not to love about this book on Jimmer's life and development both in basketball and life! I got to relive all the great moments of the games we watched Jimmer play as a BYU cougar. It was the most exciting year of basketball I've ever enjoyed, so it was fun to experience those games and victories again. It was good to get to know Jimmer and his family better and to know of their personal beliefs as well as their personalities. It was somewh...more
This book is all about the life of Jimmer Fredette and his jouney to the NBA and how in 2007 he made a contract saying " I Jimmer Fredette will do anything to reach my biggest goal of making it to the NBA" he and his brother signed it and Jimmer has lived by it ever sense. He wasn't very wealthy and didn't have a lot in his childhood. For instance, his house had two bedrooms, and one bathroom and they have five people in the family. The book goes on to tell about his faith and all of his conflic...more
This book was not well written minus the last few chapters. In the beginning I believe it said some was written was by the author Pat Forde and some by Jimmer's brother TJ. It seems pretty obvious which parts were written by TJ or just quickly thrown together. I enjoyed it because I like Jimmer and there were stories I hadn't heard about it before. Also a lot of the book focuses on TJ, I wasn't a fan of that because who really cares about TJ Fredette.

I am glad I won this book in a contest, I do...more
My children gave this book to me for Christmas because they think I like all things Jimmer and I guess I do because I couldn't help but pick it up next from my "to read" pile of books. I enjoyed the review of Jimmer's background. What I was unprepared for is the experience of Jimmer's brother TJ. I have a lot of respect for the way he has battled his problems and his unselfish nature. He is truly a worthy role model. Jimmer is Jimmer--I hope all young men will follow his work ethic when they are...more
Interesting book that brought into focus a little bit more of Jimmer's life and how he got to where he is today. There really wasn't that much info that I didn't already know just from what has been published already. Would be interesting to have a book several years down the road if he actually has some success in his NBA play.
Sep 25, 2013 Teri rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Die-hard BYU fans
Got this book from the library as my mother wanted to read it. I also read it before returning it. Not a well-edited and written book, but it was still a decent read. Not a lot of new information about Jimmer, but a very compelling story about his brother, T.J., who has battled illness and anxiety for much of his life.
Brett Hinton
I enjoyed reading about Jimmer and his brother TJ. The book is a quick read and covers Jimmer and his family's experience while he was growing up. It spends a considerable amount of time talking about TJ, Jimmer's brother too, and while it is not a terrific read, I enjoyed it mainly because it was Jimmer and BYU-related.
Ted Guglielmo
Oct 28, 2012 Ted Guglielmo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Basketball and spiritual loving fans
An inspirational book. A great family book. Not just about Jimmer but the struggles and the support given by his brother TJ. Well told by Pat Forde. It delves into not only the Fredette's lives but stereotypes and prejudices that Jimmer and his family lived with. Good stuff
Surprisingly this was a very good read. I never caught the "Jimmer Fever" while living in Provo, however I do think he is an upstanding guy. I also thought it was interesting to learn about his journey to basketball fame.
Josh Davis
This book was great, but if you followed Jimmer during his college days, you probably know all of the information. There is some interesting stuff about his brother.
The only thing that bothered me was the grammar.... and there were a lot of missing words.....
Adam Funk
Awesome book. Got me interested in his life as an LDS basketball player.
Dec 17, 2012 Jason rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any basketball fan
Great book on the story of Jimmer Fredette from Glens Falls to Sacramento.
Jeremy D
I love it.
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