Caron Butler is releasing his autobiography “Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA” on Oct. 7, 2015.
To help tell his story, Butler collaborated with critically acclaimed author Steve Springer. Fellow NBA veteran Kobe Bryant also lends a helping hand: he provides the foreword.
The hardcover book, which was published by Lyons Press, will be available for purchase on Amazon.com at the price of $19.23. The book has a total of 256 pages, according to Amazon.
The official description of the autobiography shares the following details via CaronButler.com:
Tuff Juice shares Caron Butler’s extraordinary journey from the streets of Racine to his role as an accomplished pro basketball player, dedicated husband and father, active philanthropist and burgeoning businessman. Along the way, the book explores the huge impact his single mother’s unconditional love and his college coach’s support had on him, and what drives him to be so successful in basketball and in life.
“Tuff Juice” is the first published book authored by Butler. He has taken to social media to promote the upcoming release to his fans and followers.
Butler is a 6-foot-7, 228-pound NBA small forward who now plays for the Sacramento Kings. He has played on numerous teams throughout his professional career, including but not limited to the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons.
Many of Butler’s current and former teammates have also taken to social media to help him promote his new book. Among them are DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond and Anthony Tolliver.
Former teammate Dwyane Wade provided the following review about Butler’s autobiography that is included on the back cover:
Caron is an unbelievable role model, someone who got into trouble when he was young, then turned his life around and set a shining example for others. Everybody who meets him, myself included, walks away in awe. When he was traded from the Heat, I felt like I was losing a brother. Young kids who read this book will learn that, though they will make mistakes in life, the most important thing is how they respond to their troubles. Caron responded in a manner that inspires all who know him.
Caron Butler was born on March 13, 1980 in Racine, Wis. He played college basketball at the University of Connecticut before turning professional in 2002. His NBA career spans 13 seasons. He is 35 years old.