You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling by Spencer ChristianYou Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling by Spencer Christian

You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling

bySpencer Christian

Hardcover | May 8, 2018

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The inspiring true story of a popular national broadcaster who thought he had it all—until he lost it.

Growing up poor and black in the rigidly segregated South, Spencer Christian relied on his family’s solid work ethic, commitment to education, and Christian faith to carve a path to success and national visibility. As weatherman and co-host for ABC’s Good Morning America, he thought he had everything—a loving wife and children, a beautiful home, and a rewarding and remarkable career.

Yet, he was living a double life. For nearly 30 years, he was a compulsive gambler. By the time he found the courage to confront his dependence, he had lost millions, his home, his job—and most important—his family.

You Bet Your Life tells the roller-coaster story of Christian’s rise to success and crash to rock bottom. It also details his rebounding, rebuilding, and recovering of hope and happiness. This gripping and transparent tale will amuse, shock, and inspire.
Spencer Christian is an Emmy Award-winning reporter best known for his thirteen years on Good Morning America where he covered the national weather reports in addition to traveling throughout the United States and abroad reporting on a wide range of topics. Since January 1999, Spencer Christian has been the weather forecaster on San Fr...
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Title:You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and GamblingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:May 8, 2018Publisher:Post Hill PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1682616398

ISBN - 13:9781682616390

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"If you want to know what a moral wakeup call feels like, read this book. Spencer gives us a very transparent self-disclosure about the racial, celebrity, and addiction issues he experienced, and how family, faith, values, and character enabled survival in the darkest times. I know this man to be a man of his word. When he says that he has been there and done that and is now ready to ring some purpose bells, I believe him and support him and hope that many will find courage from his testimony."