Joe Barry Carroll Publishing 2014

Atlanta, GA



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Roswell Roots, A Festival of Black History & Culture  Feb. 14, 2015, 2:00 pm

Joe Barry Carroll, "Growing Up ... In Words and Images"

Reading & Book Signing

Roswell Branch LIbrary, Roswell, GA


Georgia Center for the Book, Black History Month  Feb. 25, 2015, 7:00 pm

Joe Barry Carroll, "Growing Up ... In Words and Images"

Reading & Book Signing

Decatur Library, Downtown Decatur, GA


Atelier Gallery, Academy of Art University April 2-13, 2015

"Growing Up ... In Words and Images" Art Exhibit


Blair-Caldwell African American Research LIbrary  Sept. 2015

"Growing Up ... In Words and Images" Art Exhibit

Denver, CO


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"Growing Up ... In Words and Images" is a 262-page memoir and coffee table book by Joe Barry Carroll. This is the true and evocative story of seven-foot-tall Joe Barry Carroll, Purdue All-American, overall first round NBA draft pick, wealth advisor, painter, author, and philanthropist. Carroll’s southern-comfort prose and impressionistic paintings lend a reminiscent and familiar quality to a uniquely individual story.


As the tenth of thirteen children Joe seemed “to not be enough of any one particular thing to be the right thing.” His father died leaving nine-year-old Joe a single inheritance—an old hand sewn quilt. After witnessing his mother’s defeat, as one after another dream died, young Joe resolved to make it all better one day. And he did.


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70 of Joe Barry Carroll's original paintings appear in the coffee table book, Growing Up . . . In Words and Images and are available for exhibit around the world.


Photo:  Joe Barry Carroll exhibit of Growing Up ... In Words and Images


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All proceeds from Joe Barry Carroll's art and publishing are donated to selected non-profit entities. The selected charity for 2014 is the Georgia Innocence Project, dedicated to using DNA to free wrongfully convicted men and women from prison.


Photo: Joe Barry Carrroll, Georgia Innocence Project  exonorees. Behind them is Carroll's painting inspired by exonorees




100% of sales proceeds are donated to selected non-profit charitites.

Joe Barry Carroll's Growing Up is poetic, strong, fragile, and honest. It tells universal stories that flow, and move us and remind us how resilient the human spirit can be.

- Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway stage, Television and Film Director


It is an unflinching look at the events, both good and bad, that shape a life - the choices made, and the effects of those choices; all relayed in a nuanced, almost lyrical writing style that makes this book an engaging read.

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