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When Merril talked about his dream of playing in the NFL all he heard was, that will be too hard, you can't beat those odds, it's impossible, and son don't put all your eggs in one basket! That inspired him to write Find a Way and put it on the top of the wall above all his goals. Find a Way would become a life-long philosophy that helped him achieve his dream of playing i ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Center Street (first published January 1st 2010)
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Sep 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Find a Way: Three Words that Changed My Life allows the reader to observe Merril Hoge as he applied skill, intellect, will, and faith to his successes and challenges in life.

I am very pleased that I received this book as part of a GoodReads giveaway. I am not a football fan but was familiar with the names of many of the well-known players such as Mean Joe Green, Walter Peyton, and Terry Bradshaw. Don't let the fact that much of the book relates to his experiences in the NFL deter you from readi
On the whole, I enjoyed this book. Not life-changing, but it was an easy read. It was a little heavy on the schmaltz at times, but I suppose someone who survived cancer has earned the right to be a little schmaltzy. I know he intends the message to be more on the inspirational side, but that didn't really do it for me. What I really enjoyed were his stories of his days with the Steelers and about Chuck Noll. I felt like it gave me a new insight into life in the NFL, playing for the Steelers, and ...more
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book is really an inspiration. From small town, to tragic accident, to college, to the NFL and finally cancer, Merril keeps a positive attitude. This should be a must read for all parents. His rule of always taking time out to play with his kids is something we should all strive to do. This is not an "expose" or "tell all" book. If you're looking for juicy gossip and scandal, go elsewhere. If you want a book that in these hard times makes you feel good, this is it.
This book is a MUST
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm gonna give this book the rare 5 stars. It was EXTREMELY motivating. Also, it had great family and moral values in it. Including overcoming abuse and being a better parent than he ever had and the football stories are great, with deep lessons and reminders interspersed. How many guys go to the NFL from Idaho State, seriously, this guy has something to share. Oh yeah, did I mention beating cancer, lets throw that in to boot. ...more
Stuart Byford
Aug 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was really a nice little read. I remember Merril when he played pro football and was a fan, but I am even more of a fan now that I know what his life had been like and the kind of person that he is now. While it is an uplifting account of someone fighting cancer, it would probably be more enjoyable if you were a fan of the NFL. Very nice read though.
Monica Albright
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Even if you aren't a football fan...or a Steelers DO have someone in you life that has been touched by cancer.
I did enjoy the Steelers memories though that flooded as I read...but the true story is the journey that Hoge travels.
I thank him for sharing his story. Bravo.
An inspirational story of an NFL player who "found a way" to make it to the NFL and battle cancer. ...more
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steelers
A very inspiring book!
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This book is more about his health battles with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and concussions but still a very interesting read. ...more
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Merril Hoge is a former professional football player. He played eight seasons at running back for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears. He is currently a sportscaster for ESPN television. ...more

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