Book Nook: The Whore of Akron - One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James, by Scott Raab

Jan 10, 2012

Scott Raab is accustomed to having his heart broken by the failures of his beloved Cleveland sports teams. The Browns. The Indians. The Cavaliers.  Cleveland fans are used to having their hopes crushed.

It has been almost 50 years since the last Cleveland professional sports championship by the Browns in the early '60's. Scott Raab was at that game. He still carries around his ticket stub, a forlorn talisman of vanished glory.

Raab was thrilled when the Cavs signed local hero LeBron James. James has matured into one of the greatest players in NBA history. Raab was confident that with James the Cavs were going to win it all. They didn't.  When his contract expired LeBron walked away from Cleveland, signing with the Miami Heat.

Raab was incensed. Livid. Now he has exacted his measure of revenge. His book "The Whore of Akron - One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James" performs a brutally humorous dissection upon his former idol. If you are a Cleveland sports fan you can read it and weep between your guffaws.