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In I Never Stopped Smiling: The Inspirational Autobiography of Kevin Daley, formerly known as Harlem Globetrotter great ‘Special K,’ author Kevin Daley shares his incredible story in an effort to inspire us all to overcome disappointment and challenges in our own lives, allowing us to become an inspiration to others. Kevin recounts his tumultuous journey to success, starting with his mother’s suicide when he was only 3 years old. “Every New Year’s Eve, I would be out on the court waiting for midnight so I could say I was the first person in the world to make a basket that year.” He overcomes adversity on many levels and becomes a Guinness Book of World Records holder and achieves international fame as the captain of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. Today he is a motivational speaker and campaigns against bullying.
Kevin’s writing will grab your heart and make you feel his disappointment and frustration as he sat on the bench during college, and will make you laugh as he describes his first job - dressed in an Easter Bunny costume. I Never Stopped Smiling is written with passion, wit, depth and insight. It is told in a conversational style of writing that makes you feel as if you are sitting in the room with him. And, like any great conversation, you will not want it to stop and will feel that time just flew by when you hit the last page. Kevin Daley’s autobiography is a very enjoyable read and his positive thinking and determination will be an inspiration to all readers.