Lazenby is "the Michael Jordan of writing about Michael Jordan."--MSNBC's The Cycle "When a world-class biographer writes about a world-class athlete, you have a biography for the ages. This is the ultimate study of Michael Jordan, and I know you will be as captivated as I was."--Pat Williams, Orlando Magic senior vice president, author of Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret "What makes this portrayal especially worthwhile is the long trail Lazenby follows before the awesome career even begins."--New York Times Book Review's "Editor's Choice" "The wonderfully researched and thoughtful story of the six-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, Michael Jordan: The Life, lives up to its hype."--Jill Krasny, Esquire "The definitive portrait.... The dream of the non-fiction writer is to condemn future books on the same subject to irrelevance. It's possible Lazenby has achieved this lofty goal: nothing more needs to be written about Jordan."--Adrian Lee, Macleans "Studded with insights."--Kirkus Reviews "Roland Lazenby's new biography of Michael Jordan is as breathtaking as a dunk by 'His Airness.' ... A richly detailed, thoroughly researched book.... Lazenby expertly sifts through the myths to produce a definitive portrait of Michael Jordan."--Bob D'Angelo, Tampa Tribune "Right from its early pages it's clear that Roland Lazenby's biography of Michael Jordan is in full-press mode to be the best volume ever written on perhaps basketball's greatest player.... Lazenby's a born researcher and some serious legwork went into gathering all of the quotes and facts here, which add up to a kind of Jordan-centric encyclopedia."--Colin Fleming, The Boston Globe "Revelatory.... A fascinating examination into the lonely, prideful man behind the glimmering icon."--Publishers Weekly "Resplendent... A definitive, multidimensional portrait of a man and a legend, and a notable contribution to sports literature."--Miriam Tuliao, BookReporter "MJ's life is a movie worth watching again, and Lazenby adds enough deleted scenes to add some oomph to the familiar story."--Booklist "Lazenby's thoroughly enjoyable biography is an impressive portrait of a man consumed by his competitive ambitions. It is also by far the most complete book on Michael Jordan to date.... Essential reading for all sports fans and particularly for those interested in American cultural history and popular culture."--Library Journal (starred review) "Lazenby's prose soars as dramatically and excitingly as does his subject. Jordan appeared to fly through the air; Lazenby makes time fly as readers immerse themselves in an extraordinarily competitive life. Does any biography deserve 700 pages? When you read Lazenby's Michael Jordan: The Life you'll be hard-pressed to answer anything but yes."--Michael Levin, New York Journal of Books "Lazenby's book is impressive in its research. There are details bound to surprise even the most die-hard Bulls fan."--Mike McGraw, The Chicago Daily Herald "Lazenby looks beyond the on-court exploits of a sports and cultural icon to find the complicated, and often contradictory, man behind the myth."--ESPN Holiday Gift Guide "Lazenby is one of the best, most thoughtful and thorough people writing books on the NBA today, which makes all his books fascinating reads and great looks at the psychology of teams and great players. His stuff is must read."--Kurt Helin, NBC Sports' Pro Basketball Talk "It's not every day that I'm blown away by a book about a sports figure. But MICHAEL JORDAN: THE LIFE, by Roland Lazenby, ranks up there with the very best: The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, and Joe DiMaggio by Richard Ben Cramer. The depth of reporting, his frequent ascent into poetry, and his intelligent analysis of the life of this complicated, fascinating American icon deserve Pulitzer Prize consideration. For the first time I understand what makes Michael Jordan tick. I was captivated, fascinated and beguiled from beginning to end."--Peter Golenbock, New York Times-bestselling author of George and In the Country of Brooklyn "An utterly definitive biography.... The most comprehensive attempt yet made to explain the factors that have gone into producing the most famous basketball player and marketing phenom in the history of world sports....I don't know how it would be possible to write a more complete biography of him."--The Chicago Tribune "A lot has been written about arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, but Roland Lazenby's Michael Jordan: The Life is easily the definitive version. The journalist has covered Jordan's career for nearly thirty years and his knowledge of the game and of this miraculous player shows in what is one of the best sports biographies in years."--Parade "A comprehensive look at the life and times of the man and the legend.... A great work for any sports enthusiast and B-ball fan to read about one of the best that ever came to the game."--Brook Stephenson, Ebony One of Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2014 A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist: History and Biography "In his thoughtful, extraordinarily well--researched biography "Michael Jordan: The Life," Roland Lazenby... gives us the life and much more.... The exhaustive narrative of Jordan's basketball career is written with appropriate awe. But what makes this portrayal especially worthwhile is everything else."--Mike Greenberg, New York Times Book Review. Roland Lazenby has taught journalism at Virginia Tech and Radford University for two decades and is the author of Mindgames: The Long, Strange Journey of Phil Jackson and Jerry West, among other books. He is a frequent contributor to sports documentaries, including ESPN's "Sports Century," and a regular guest on television and radio programs. Lazenby's work has been cited in numerous publications and websites, including Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and NBA.com.. The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time.When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.
buen libro Se lo recomiendo a toda persona que le guste el baloncesto y sobretodo que haya seguido a Micahel Jordan surante su carrera NBA
MJ the Legend! Took me a while to finish the book, but got there in the end. I'll admit, most of it dragged and was a little boring to read. There were times I wanted to skip some of the pages as I wanted to read most of the interesting stuff. The most interesting stuff I enjoyed reading was when MJ started playing ball for the first time, his time at the University of North Carolina, his brotherly rivalry with his brother, being drafted to the NBA, his time with Chicago, family business, retiring and returning and returning to the NBA for the Washington Wizards and just life beyond Basketball!
The Greatest I didn't get to grow up watching MJ. When I started watching the NBA, it was the end of the Jordan era and close to his third and final retirement. The book cleared up many misconceptions about Jordan. He was the fiercest competitor of them all. He made great decisions about his career. But Jordan was human too. He wasn't perfect but he was the Saint of basketball. One of the best misconceptions cleared up was the overly shared internet memes about MJ being cut from the high school team. He was already an outstanding player at the time. Great book - I switched between audiobook and kindle edition (fan of the whispersync feature). I felt like I lived through 30 years of basketball history and this is by all accounts probably the best written book on MJ, if you are interested in basketball, success, the mind of a champion or Air Jordan's... Read this.
Good read, especially Jordan's family and early years Thorough account of Jordan's like, even some of the darker parts of the Jordan family that weren't revealed in any mainstream sources prior, including The Last Dance. If you've seen The Last Dance, there are quite a bit of repetition with some stories told throughout that series, but good for early Jordan childhood and upbringing that weren't discussed in great detail in series.
A very balanced, honest and well written biography This a very good read. Along with lots of well researched information regarding MJ on the court , there is lots of information and research to him as a person. A very balanced, honest and well written biography.
A must read to anyone interested in Michael Jordan. Period! Great book. Covers EVERYTHING about Jordan. From his ancestors which could explain where his drive comes from. To the off court stories with his family and how Nike came to him. His success on the baseball court in his early years, his relation with his brother Larry and of course his basketball ascension from high school to the NBA. Cant recommend it enough to anyone who is interested about Michael Jordan.
After reading this I now feel that I know almost ... After reading this I now feel that I know almost everything about MJ. I am not a huge basketball fan and wanted to know more about the what motivated him which this book helped with.
Great Read! Very good read, gripping. Very good seller, great value, very efficient Thank you!
the binding is really good and the cover has a good my son loves this book - bought it for a Christmas present; the binding is really good and the cover has a good touch
detail and insight this book offers into arguably the greatest sportsman ever As someone obsessed with Michael Jordan I am thrilled by the honesty, detail and insight this book offers into arguably the greatest sportsman ever.
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