Corey Harris The Flipside of the Coin

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The Flipside of the Coin

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9781412050876: The Flipside of the Coin

The Secret Lives of Wives....A steamy, experience-inspired fiction that sheds light on some hidden realities of NFL Life and the side-effects of the game. These housewives may be desperate, but they're not dumb. S.L.O.W. reminds us...What goes around, surely comes around!!

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Retired NFL PLayer and Baltimore Ravens Superbowl Winner, Corey Harris, has also written a novel based on his NFL career and his first-hand knowledge of the problems facing NFL marriages.

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ITS GAME TIME! But the ball seems to be in the wives court. S.L.O.W. (Secret Lives of the Wives): The Flipside of the Coin is the first tell-all novel of it s originally released in December 2004, delivers enticing, up close and personal testaments to the hidden realities behind the private lives of five NFL players and how the wives are now making the game work for them. With a target audience across the board, S.L.O.W. exposes what the game has turned into once the players leave the field. Its no holds barred testimonies allow the reader to see how the idea of a perfect marriage, involving all too carefree professional athletes and their fed-up wives, can easily topple over on itself. With 12 years in the NFL behind him, Corey Harris has the personal experience and success to create such a hard-hitting account. This novel checks all misconceptions at the door! He acknowledges the hyped-up images of the luxurious lifestyles of professional sports players that many times involve scandalous affairs and secret relationships; all under the impression that their wives remain the content, comfortable, and completely unaware household figures in their lives. However, this novel divulges into what reality really looks like for these women and it is one where they have flipped and taken matters into their own hands! Pro sports will never be the same and neither will pro marriages, writes Harris. America will be pleased to see the record set straight on the indiscretions of professional players and their significant others. He uses these five stories to convey a strong message to the readers: ...I want everyone...who has ever loved someone, to realize that this book is a lesson surrounding work, unconditional love, forgiveness and the relentless desire it takes to make a marriage work. An entertaining novel revolutionizing the way America views professional players and their private lives; S.L.O.W. (Secret Lives of the Wives): The Flipside of the Coin will quickly grab the attention of audiences across America! --Yahoo.com

Author and Former NFL Player Corey Harris knows how to play the game of football, considering the ex-NFL player won Super Bowl XXXV with the Baltimore Ravens. He s also played for five other teams, including the Houston Oilers and the Green Bay Packers. Now, it seems he s ready to help others score in the game of love with his first book S.L.O.W. (Secret Lives of the Wives): The Flipside of the Coin. The book is fiction, but Harris explains it is based on his own experiences as a married athlete. He provides a candid look at five women who cheat for different reasons. Harris expresses that writing helped him deal with his painful divorce, although now he s happily remarried. A lot of the things I was around inspired this, he says. It was a counseling thing for [me] even though it s written from a woman s perspective. So what do the women in Harris life think about the book? Described as a cross between the movies The Best Man and Breakin All the Rules, Harris believes his female friends find the content very erotic. But, he said his wife s opinion is what really matters. She likes it, he adds. She s more in love with the fact that I was able to do something like this and was blessed with the focus to write this. More books are on the agenda for Harris; he s caught the writing bug. He s already working on a follow-up entitled, S.L.O.W.D.O.W.N.: Choices, Decisions and Consequences. --Tampa Times

For ex-NFL player, a novel career choice Two days before the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Corey Harris was up at dawn, working the crowd at a fashion show organized by NFL players' wives. Considering the topic of his debut novel, he couldn't have picked a better promotional venue. A 12-year NFL safety, Harris is comparing S.L.O.W. (Secret Lives of the Wives): The Flip-side of the Coin, to Desperate Housewives -- in a good way. A onetime skirt-chaser, Harris drew upon his and his teammates' experiences with women for inspiration, billing his book as an inside-the-locker room tale of money, fame and sexual gamesmanship among players' wives and girlfriends. It is definitely a wake-up call, said Harris, for the pro athlete that thinks, because I've got money, because I've got status, any woman wants to be with me, and she's going to be happy. Recently Harris hit up tbt*'s Jay Cridlin to chat about literature, locker rooms and, of course, the ladies. Here's what he had to say: This must be quite a change from the NFL lifestyle, huh? Oh, man. It's really difficult to cross over between industries, especially with athletes. It seems gimmicky when you're trying to do two things, because people take their art and their craft seriously. When someone comes out of nowhere, it's like, Whatever.' Fortunately, because I've written a quality piece of work, I'm being accepted. It's not an autobiography, it's not all the stuff I did in the NFL, or My friends took steroids,' or this or that. It's fiction. It's a book that has to be entertaining. You compare your book to Desperate Housewives. Interesting choice. Do you watch the show? I haven't watched it at all. I've watched Sex and the City a little bit, but a lot of the sexy shows for women, I don't like. For a while, I was just so bitter about relationships, I wasn't trying to hear anything women had to say. I was the young guy, the skirt-chaser, the new kid on the block with money. I was the guy whose wife's opinion didn't matter. Because of my attempt to write from a woman's perspective, I really had to go back and listen to everything women had said to me over the course of my career, including my wife, women that I dated, wives of other players that I had met. Coming from a failed relationship, it's got to feel therapeutic to get it all down on paper. I think because of the BMW that the pro athlete can provide -- Bentleys, Mansions and Way of life -- we tend to think that is enough to keep a woman happy and faithful and keep the relationship going. But men and women are different. It's easier for a woman to be totally committed and faithful by nature. And when you take it as your girl nagging, she's really telling you how she's feeling. It's like the saying: As long as your coach is hollering at you, you don't need to worry. It's when he stops hollering that you might have a problem. The stories from the book -- are they all true? Partially true? As I said in the disclaimer... (laughs) I'll put it like this -- it's experienced, inspired fiction. There are no real names, but there are a lot of things that will hit home. It'll step on a lot of toes. Let me say that. So there might be a player who'd pick up this book and say, Wait a minute --I didn't know Corey Harris knew about that. Exactly. That tells you how rampant some of the things are. It's like you're at church, and you think the preacher's talking to you.

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