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Old 08-06-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Educating Dexter

I just bought a copy of Dexter Manley's book "Educating Dexter" really cheap off of Ebay. Has anyone read this book?
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never heard of it
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:19 PM   #3
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Never heard of it..? Wonder who wrote it, or did the proof reading..? J/K.

Dex, is a cool kat! Hope his book does well!
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:22 PM   #4
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It says it was published in 1992, I had never heard of it until i came across it on Ebay. I thought I'd give it a try. Heres another copy being auctioned off.

Educating Dexter by Dexter Manley, Tom Friend (1992) - (item 150114017591 end time Aug-16-07 18:16:54 PDT)
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It says it was published in 1992, I had never heard of it until i came across it on Ebay. I thought I'd give it a try. Heres another copy being auctioned off.

Educating Dexter by Dexter Manley, Tom Friend (1992) - (item 150114017591 end time Aug-16-07 18:16:54 PDT)

Damn that things been out 15 years....never even heard mention of him having a book. Must not have done much...?

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Old 08-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #6
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Damn that things been out 15 years....never even heard mention of him having a book. Must not have done much...?

Thanks for the link.
No prob, I'll give my opinion when I finish it.
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i dont think he could read 15 years ago... literally... or am i mistaken?
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i dont think he could read 15 years ago... literally... or am i mistaken?
Yeah I heard the same things about Dexter, but I am not sure if it's true.
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Yeah I heard the same things about Dexter, but I am not sure if it's true.
Yeah thats true, the book has some content describing his struggles with illiteracy from what i understand.
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I read this book last year (I bought it off Ebay as well) - it was a pretty interesting book. Talked a lot about his trouble with drugs and fitting in with his teammates, it was a very good read for redskin fans.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:09 PM   #11
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I read this book last year (I bought it off Ebay as well) - it was a pretty interesting book. Talked a lot about his trouble with drugs and fitting in with his teammates, it was a very good read for redskin fans.
Thats good to hear, I cant wait to get it.
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Yeah thats true, the book has some content describing his struggles with illiteracy from what i understand.
Dex never learned to read until he was near the end with him time with the Skins. He went to the Lab School (in Northwest DC) and learned to read. I remember a lot being made of this in the DC media. He got through college on oral exams and take home tests he got his girlfriend to do for him.
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I remember the constant ribbing I would take being a Redskin fan because of Manley's inability to read. I did not know he had a book, sounds like a good read, maybe some positivity and good thoughts.
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Love Dexter.....was the first player I remember watching when I was little. I even dressed up as him for halloween when I was 6 w/ my uncle's jersey and authentic skins helmet. The book is pretty interesting, it's amazing how OK State treats or at least treated star athletes so they could see the field. I never finished the book but check out the copy of his report card- some interesting classes.
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