Joe Barry Carroll Publishing 2014

Atlanta, GA



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"Growing Up ... In Words and Images" is the true and evocative story of Joe Barry Carroll, a seven-foot-tall  Purdue All-American, overall first round NBA draft pick, turned 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.” 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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Paintings exhibited at the Historic Arkansas Museum

Sept 12, 2015 - April 17, 2016

The Carroll House (TCH) is an international creative retreat for artists, writers and innovators and is located on a fifty-acre property in Southwest Atlanta. TCH was established by Joe Barry Carroll to further his support of the arts by providing adult artists and writers a place to enhance their creativity and interact with others in their field.


The Carrroll Foundation pays the residency fee for all Fellows.

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“Carroll is thoughtful and earnest, showing sincere gratitude for the life he has. This is a careful retrospective of a whole man, not just an athlete.”

- Publishers Weekly


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.

- Reader comment


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Joe Barry Carroll loans family quilt to Harvey B. Gannt Center for African-American Arts+Culture for the exhibit "Quilts and Social Fabric: Heritage and Improvisation"

July 16, 2016 - January 16, 2017


The Carroll House selects Fellows from the Bahamas, Germany and U.S.

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The Carroll House a creative retreat for artists and writers has partnered with the Atlanta-Nuremberg Sister Cities Committee for 2016.


Joe Barry Carroll launches The Carroll House, an international creative retreat for artists, writers and innovators.

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Indie Book Awards Selects "Growing Up ... In Words and Images" by Joe Barry Carroll

WINNER: Book Cover Design Non-fiction

FINALIST: Memoirs (Other)

FINALIST: Coffee Table Book

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Joe Barry Carroll Named Sole Trustee of The Zamora Collection of African Art

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

Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, AR

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"Growing Up ... In Words and Images"