By Mike LaCrosse

BROOKLINE (CBS) – NESN color commentator and former Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy is opening up in his new book “If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Red Sox.”

He writes about his expansive career and his multiple battles with cancer and depression.

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“I think when people come up and say that you know the depression section helped me, you know because I’ve been feeling down, you know I didn’t realize it, maybe you know I had something like that or the cancer survivors who I’ve run into,” Remy said. “I think that’s probably the best for me.”

The book also includes a chapter about Remy’s incarcerated son Jared. He pleaded guilty in 2014 to killing his girlfriend at their home in Waltham.

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“That was the toughest chapter to write, but you know the whole idea of the chapter it’s a very brief chapter, but no excuses, no excuses of what happened at all,” said Remy.

Jerry Remy (WBZ-TV)

Remy held a question and answer session and book signing at the Brookline Booksmith Tuesday night. The line to meet him wrapped around the store.

“I love his commentary and I love his survival, able to overcome whatever obstacles,” said Caroline Major.

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“This is what a hero is, a guy who can survive all these things and keep coming back and coming back and how important he is to the city of Boston,” said David Brookstein.