Bo Knows Bo

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Bo Knows Bo
Subject Bo Jackson
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
1990
Media type Hardback, Paperback
Pages 218
ISBN 0-385-41620-2
OCLC 21949066
796/.092 B 20
LC Class GV865.J28 A3 1990

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.

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.")