Saturday, October 29, 2016

It’s Good to be Gronk, by Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski with Jason Rosenhaus

I don’t need to tell you who Rob Gronkowski is, do I? He’s the best tight end the NFL has ever seen, and has been rewriting the record books since his first play in New England. Of course, you also know that there’s more to Gronk than his play on the field. There
are his antics off the field, and the injuries that keep taking him away from the field. All of these aspects of Gronkowsk’s life are covered in this book, from childhood to the beginning of his career. All the things that made Gronk who he is, and why that’s just so good.

Yes. Rob Gronkowski wrote a book. Yes. It reads exactly how you think a book written by Rob Gronkowski reads. So, if you’re looking for Hemmingway or Shakespeare, this isn’t the book for you. But, if you’re looking for some fluff to read after finishing your Hemmingway or Shakespeare, this might be the perfect book for you. Because, the book does do a great job of giving you some football insight. I admit I didn’t know much about the history of Gronk. I always wondered why, with the way he dominates the NFL, he wasn’t a legend coming out of college. Now I know. He goes through his high school career, and how it made him the player he is today. He talks about his college days, and how it made him a NFL player. It talks about his career in New England. Both the ups and downs. It goes into great detail about what makes Gronk tick. Of course, it goes into the most detail when he’s talking about parties. I’m guessing the amount of space in the book devoted to an NFL season is about equal to the about devoted to one party in college. But, that’s what makes Gronk Gronk. It’s also what makes this a great book for any Patriots fan. If you want to read about what it’s like to be a rookie in the same training camp as Tom Brady, that’s in the book. If you want to know how to build a slip and slide in your house for scantily clad girls, that’s in there too. Truly something for everyone.

Rating: 3 quarters

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