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Bad as I Wanna Be Mass Market Paperback – May 12, 1997
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When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any other issue they had sold in a decade (except the swimsuit issue). Why? Because Dennis Rodman, superstar basketball player who joined the Chicago Bulls for the 1996 season, has more in common with Mick Jagger than with his new teammate Michael Jordan. With his body-covering tattoos and ever-changing fluorescent hair, Rodman's sideline antics and celebrated benchings have captivated sports fans as much as his record-breaking on-court performances and earned him a reputation as a rebel with the same penchant for shocking behavior as his on-again off-again squeeze, Madonna. In Bad as I Wanna Be he shares his surprising and candid opinions on everything from fame, money, and race relations, to sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll--and he'll talk about his life, from going to prison for stealing watches to his daughter, the light of his life.
At a time when most celebrities and professional athletes try to control their public personas like politicians and refrain from expressing their true beliefs, Dennis Rodman is a refreshingly unique, uncompromising individual who both transcends his world and refuses to conform to it. Bad as I Wanna Be is as candid, intriguing, and unforgettable as he is.
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He hated the Spurs' coach, he's never been paid what he's worth, David Robinson is crap, he's a good rebounder, he was in two championship teams, he misses his daughter, he boinked Madonna, he's misunderstood, he had a tough upbrining.
I mean, fair enough that this may all be be true...but do we REALLY need to hear about it over and over and over?? Even in the chapter about sex, which you would expect to have something a little risque in it, Dennis manages to mention his rebounding average AGAIN.
If I took all the insights Dennis gave us and cut out all the repitition, this book would be about 20 pages long.
So much is done for pure shock value, and it gets tiresome.
That's when we asked ourselves,"Who,what,why,where,and how.."
He explains the hair colors,the aggressive on court behavior and
all of the Madonna rumours with a very open and honest approach
rarely expressed in other autobiographies. The only snag is his
ceaseless rantings about his "lack" of a decent salary. All in all, it's
a very emotional book about a man who has been misunderstood-and now
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I started to love and idolize this man after his state visit to the land of the free, North Korea. Man, this book is REALLY inspiring! All hail the supreme leader!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
great book from the worm! he writes well.. and he wrote this book with heart and passion.. thanks, worm. thanks, wormPublished 2 months ago by Oliver
The worm's mental capability in writing books may not be that good but this masterpiece revealed all his shortcomings during his colorful career. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary Renteria
Bad As I Wanna Be is a great biographical book that presents Dennis Rodman,the most outspoken,outrageous and controversial athlete of his generation. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Desertman84
Very good Dennis, I am proud of you. Dennis and I are best friends and he dedicated this to me.Published on January 11, 2014 by Kim Jong Un
Fast delivery and in condition stated. Great price. I read this book when it first came out. Purchased as a gift for my basketball fanatic son.Published on September 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
If your a Rodman fan or not, this is a book you must read. Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it.Published on April 24, 2013 by Dino1410
This is an awesome book. It is a really easy read and you will definitely find things out about "the worm" that you never knew. I highly recommend this book!Published on March 7, 2013 by alexmc09