I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Every Day I Fight by Stuart Scott
I remember the first time I saw Stuart Scott on ESPN – it was the early 90’s. I was 18/19 years old with my first apartment living the “American Dream”. I know that sounds a little dramatic, but moving out on your own for the first time felt like a dream. Back to Stu…
I was so mesmerized by his words and his technique of reporting the sports updates. I wasn’t familiar with who or what teams were in the playoffs but Stuart had a way of making you want to learn more about sports. Stuart Scott played himself on an episode of one of my favorite shows, Soulfood. How cool is that?
Every day I Fight invites readers behind the curtain of Stuart Scott’s life. Stuart Scott was never a person to mince his words, so I knew he was going to give it straight – no filters. The beginning of the book Stuart shared a lot of his childhood and the lessons that he learned along the way. He told stories of his father and other people who help shaped him into the man he was. Wow… I had to pause for a minute. THE MAN HE WAS… I get choked up when I think about the word WAS when I refer to Stuart Scott.
I went back and forth listening to the audio version and reading the hardcover copy of this book. I was also granted permission to read the electronic arc (Advance Readers Copy) of the book, but there are some books that you need to hold in your hand, and this book is one of them. I also have to say that Adam Lazarre-White did an exceptional job narrating the audiobook version. There were a few times I had to pause the audio, because he sounded and captured the essence of Stuart Scott so much I thought it was Stuart talking to me.
Stuart Scott shares with readers the moment he found out he had cancer, the treatments he went through, and how his family & friends stepped up to the plate to be there for him. Scott did make it clear that there was no need to go into graphic details of everything he endured during his fight with cancer. The things he did share was more than enough to give us an idea of what he went through on a daily basis. Stuart Scott was a father first – the love he shared for his girls was immeasurable.
Stuart Scott endured a lot with his bout with cancer, but every day he rose to the occasion of Life.
Do the things that matter in your life! Show up for Life!! – that’s what I took away from this book. Speak your truths, because no one can speak it for you. There are so many things I have learned about Stuart Scott – the man and about Life in general from reading this book.
Thank you, Stuart Scott for leaving your fans with gems that they will hold on to for the rest of their days. You will continue to live in our hearts. Forever.
Reviewed by: Orsayor