Bill Walton Has Released A Memoir Titled ‘Back From The Dead’

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first_imgLegendary NBA player Bill Walton is something of an icon in the Grateful Dead universe, as the 7-foot center has been attending Dead shows for decades. He’s even taken on a more prominent role in the scene as of late, helping to champion the Fare Thee Well reunion celebrations last summer and appearing for Dead & Company’s New Year’s Eve stunt in Los Angeles, CA.Hopefully Walton’s fateful puff of the giant flying joint on NYE will make it into Walton’s new memoir. Titled Back From The Dead, Walton’s new book was released yesterday, March 22nd, and chronicles his tenure as a professional basketball player, alongside his extreme passion for the Grateful Dead.According to the Amazon description, “This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead.”One quick peek into the table of contents, and we see the first chapter is called “One Way Or Another, This Darkness Got to Give,” a famed lyric from the Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie.” “Feel Like A Stranger,” “Help On The Way, “Eyes Of The World” and more also make appearances as chapter titles.You can find out more about the book, and purchase it, via Amazon.last_img

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