Alonzo Mourning is a warrior. His full-throttle, muscle-flexing, bad-ass, scowling, workmanlike approach as the Heats starting center won over fans from his first day. His drive and tenacity are legendary. Even when he was diagnosed with a rare and incurable kidney disease, you just knew Zo was going to confront the ailment like he did a basketball game with the ferocity of a lion. And that is exactly what he did making a miraculous comeback and finally earning that well-deserved championship ring with the Heat in 2006.
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Mourning has been equally driven when giving back to the community and helping the needy with his eponymous charity foundation, raising more than $6 million for at-risk children. Now its all chronicled in his autobiography, Resilience: Faith, Focus, Triumph. Zo will sign copies at Books & Books at 2 p.m. Come meet the warrior and be inspired.
Sat., Dec. 6, 2 p.m., 2008