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Michael Jordan - The Life

Roland Lazenby

"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 The definitive biography of a legendary athlete The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless

"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 The definitive biography of a legendary athlete The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless
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"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 The definitive biography of a legendary athlete The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net. But for all his greatness, this scion of a complex family from North Carolina's Coastal Plain has a darker side: he's a ruthless competitor and a lover of high stakes. There's never been a biography that encompassed the dual nature of his character and looked so deeply at Jordan on and off the court -- until now. Basketball journalist Roland Lazenby spent almost thirty years covering Michael Jordan's career in college and the pros. He witnessed Jordan's growth from a skinny rookie to the instantly recognizable global ambassador for basketball whose business savvy and success have millions of kids still wanting to be just like Mike. Yet Lazenby also witnessed the Michael Jordan whose drive and appetite are more fearsome and more insatiable than any of his fans could begin to know. Michael Jordan: The Life explores both sides of his personality to reveal the fullest, most compelling story of the man who is Michael Jordan. Lazenby draws on his personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Souer

Length:

21h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

12:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:57


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

19:29


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

27:35


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

26:04


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

32:53


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

22:13


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

34:44


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

19:50


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

25:10


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

36:14


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

01:04:55


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

44:52


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

28:56


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

21:02


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

24:56


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

35:38


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

20:52


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

38:01


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

29:04


Part 7, Chapter 20
Part 7, Chapter 20

32:00


Part 7, Chapter 21
Part 7, Chapter 21

35:22


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

34:42


Part 7, Chapter 23
Part 7, Chapter 23

35:01


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

35:31


Part 7, Chapter 25
Part 7, Chapter 25

25:53


Part 8, Chapter 26
Part 8, Chapter 26

35:05


Part 8, Chapter 27
Part 8, Chapter 27

31:45


Part 8, Chapter 28
Part 8, Chapter 28

44:58


Part 9, Chapter 29
Part 9, Chapter 29

17:04


Part 9, Chapter 30
Part 9, Chapter 30

23:24


Part 9, Chapter 31
Part 9, Chapter 31

42:58


Part 9, Chapter 32
Part 9, Chapter 32

32:19


Part 10, Chapter 33
Part 10, Chapter 33

32:51


Part 10, Chapter 34
Part 10, Chapter 34

42:58


Part 10, Chapter 35
Part 10, Chapter 35

55:03


Part 11, Chapter 36
Part 11, Chapter 36

32:46


Part 11, Chapter 37
Part 11, Chapter 37

51:09


Part 11, Chapter 38
Part 11, Chapter 38

41:39


Part 11, Chapter 39
Part 11, Chapter 39

01:21