At thirteen years old, Benjamin Raymond made a life-changing decision. The son of a white mother, who often broke down under the strains of her mental illness and drug addiction, and a black father, who had long since disappeared, Ben took control of his destiny and put himself in foster care. He was placed with a family that encouraged his natural athletic ability. He attended the University of Minnesota as an athlete, became a corporate executive turned entrepreneur, philanthropist, a motivational speaker, a development coach, and mentor. A raw portrait of growing up in a family burdened with mental illness and domestic violence, building relationships through prison walls, and discovering what living a rich life really means, Ben's book, Playing the Game Without a Coach, is a story of courage, resilience, and ultimately, forgiveness.