1990 1st edition "November 1990 First Edition" stated; SIGNED BY BO JACKSON on title page; Doubleday publishers, New York; hardbound in ebony boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Bo Knows Bo is the autobiography of Bo Jackson, who excelled in both professional football and professional baseball, before injuries ended his careers.
Co-authored with Dick Schaap, Bo Knows Bo covers Bo Jackson's life from his childhood in Bessemer, Alabama to the peak of his athletic abilities in 1990. Late in 1990, Jackson suffered a hip dislocation injury that ended his NFL career, and eventually led to the end of his MLB career also. The postscript to the book, written soon after the initial injury, gives Jackson's account of what happened, as well as his hopes for a comeback.
Outfielder for the Kansas City Royals and running back for the Los Angeles Raiders, Bo Jackson has broken records to become both All-Star and All-Pro. Here's a revealing look at the real Vincent "Bo" Jackson: the rebellious child, high school sports star, womanizer who became a devoted husband and father, the boy who wanted to succeed, and the man who has. Photographs.
Highlights of the book include Jackson's account of growing up largely without a source of authority in his life, Jackson's love for running and jumping while hating organized practices, and how Jackson dealt with all the hype and expectations that came with winning the Heisman trophy in 1985 ("I picked baseball.")