Joe Barry Carroll Publishing 2014

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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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Joe Barry Carroll and paintings from "Growing Up...In Words and Images"

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


All proceeds from Joe Barry Carroll's art and publishing are donated to selected non-profit entities. The selected charity for 2014-15 is the Georgia Innocence Project, dedicated to using DNA to free wrongfully convicted men and women from prison.


Basketball, rather than defining his life, provides a doorway for us to enter into the mind and personality of one of the most interesting and intelligent men you will meet...

-Michael D. Harris, Assoc Professor of Art and African American Studies, Emory University

“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.

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “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.”


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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Blair-Caldwell African American Research LIbrary  Sept. 2015

"Growing Up ... In Words and Images"

Art Exhibit

Denver, CO


Historic Arkansas Museum  Sept 2015 - Jan 2016

"Growing Up ... In Words and Images"

Art Exhibit

Little Rock, AR


Historic Arkansas Museum Sept 11, 2015

"Growing Up ... In Words and Images"  

Artist Talk & Opening Reception

Little Rock, AR


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