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Look Inside. May 12, Pages download. May 12, Pages. Because Dennis Rodman, superstar basketball player who joined the Chicago Bulls for the season, has more in common with Mick Jagger than with his new teammate Michael Jordan.
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. Dennis Rodman is a seven-time NBA rebounding champion. He earned five NBA championships rings in his year career: He has also been named Defensive… More about Dennis Rodman.
Read An Excerpt. Paperback —. download the Mass Market Paperback: About drugs, sex, money. As he said, NBA is fifty percent sex and fifty percent money. One of the reasons why I think this is a real autobiography not a fake one entirely written by a journalist is the fact Rodman contradict himself often. He is capable of making an statement and the opposite in scarcely two or three paragraphs. And this occurs several times with several topics.
And it results a clear sign of his mind, of his way of being. At the same time he has very interesting ideas, his thoughts about all kind of topics are natural, free and quite different from what we usually find in the NBA. However, Rodman continually justifies himself, he feels he is misunderstood he is different from everybody and he always thinks he deserves a better economic deal. He comes about these two subjects every bit.
Finally, I would comment the changes of the type and size of the font this edition brings to us. Every page. Every eight or ten sentences. I finished weary, tired of this, I found it disgusting and it made harder reading. It could be once or twice in a chapter, and it would be OK.
But this often Sep 08, Panagiotis rated it really liked it. That period i was too young to understand it's worth since like most of the teenagers back then, i loved and admired players that knew how to score, and who used to play a role of a model for the young NBA fans.
Exactly one of the things that Dennis Rodman reproaches in his book. Now, i am in an age that i can appreciate much more things and i can read t 17 years after it's publication, i decided to read the biography of one of the most eccentric but also interesting players ever appeared in NBA.
Now, i am in an age that i can appreciate much more things and i can read the biography of such a strange person and judge it through a different perspective, able to ''see'' that behind the ''crazy'' Dennis lied a quite interesting person, whose ideas may not find me accordant all the time, but at least i can understand them.
Throughout this book we are presented a variety of issues that have to do with the running of the NBA industry. I cannot disagree with Dennis when he accuses tha league of the way it treats the young players, who gain millions before they even prove their worth, something that still exists today, in an even bigger scale. Also issues like drugs, racism, sexual orientation are presented through Rodman's eyes along with more spicy issues like his relationship with Madonna, and his quite harsh criticism against players that Dennis did not sympathize at all.
Furthermore, i really enjoyed the part where he explains his magnificent trait, his rebounding skills. A very interesting book, reminded me a lot of things, i went back to an NBA era that i loved, a book who i guess leaves you with the teaching that no matter what, just try to be yourself. Nov 25, Neal rated it it was ok. Some random thoughts around it: Dennis Rodman says "Bro" like times in this book. That was kind of surprising, as was his intense love for Pearl Jam, which is mentioned around times.
The chapter on Madonna might have been the most interesting one. A lot of this book focuses on a few different things: Those are pretty much the two main themes of the book. The most interesting parts to me were of his childhood, and teenage years in which he was actually homeless and then made it to the NBA. Those parts were awesome. The rest sounded like a disgruntled, underpaid man. The good news is that everyone can identify with that.
View 2 comments. Sep 30, Christina rated it liked it. I read this book in high school. I actually found it really interesting. It covers everything from how he got into basketball to his relationship with Madonna. Sep 17, Michael Ehrhardt rated it liked it. The book begins with Dennis telling of his young childhood and being raised by a single mother.
After his father left the family and eventually went on to father 27 other children his mother and two sisters relocated to Texas where Rodman completed High School and worked overtime at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. There he grew 14 inches taller and is now 6' 8". While working at Fort Worth Airport, Rodman was arrested for shoplifting watches. He was fired and went back to his mothers house where he lived. Because of his sudden growth, Dennis decided to give Basketball another try.
Determined to enter the NBA, and for a better future, Rodman gained attention from the Detroit Pistons and was the 27th pick in After joining 5 teams in 14 years, he won seven consecutive rebounding championships and 5 championships. The book also talks about his personal life during his NBA career. Dennis Rodman is a pronounced bisexual, and has admitted to having contracted HIV. He also claims that famous singer Madonna desperately wanted to have children with him.
Rodman once wore a wedding dress to promote this book, and claimed he was marrying himself.
Rodman admits he would have committed suicide during his early NBA career if it were not for the Rock band Pearl Jam on the radio. Rodman is widely known for his crazy lifestyle including painting his fingernails and dying his hair multiple colors.
To me, Dennis Rodman was the greatest small forward rebounder of his time. Despite his on-court antics and unorthodox lifestyle, Rodman overcame his troubled childhood and became a great player in the NBA.
When I originally bought this book back in , I was in 8th grade. I "had" to do a required book report for my middle school monthly assignment.
However, trying to read this proved difficult and I eventually sold the book at a yard sale soon thereafter. I found the author's use of bad words to be very distasteful, but didn't know why he used them so often.
I just bought this book again as an audiobook from Audible, and now see the correlation. He was a very troubled kid who was just trying to " When I originally bought this book back in , I was in 8th grade. He was a very troubled kid who was just trying to "be himself", just by doing these bad things.
And what did he have to show for it in the end? A few NBA titles and a reputation of being a bad person who always got in trouble with the police. That's something I've always wanted to learn. Although I can't play basketball very well, there's always stuff we can learn off his imagery of what he did. If allowing a kid to read this book, consult them every so often, to see if they themselves understand it, or don't, even if you give it to them, as the words are really strictly bad.
I can see where some people are going to be put off by this book and by what this man has to say about his life, but I found this book to be thought provoking and on a fundamental level I always thought DR was tough on the court and wild and crazy off the court, but in reading this book - I get him.
Maybe not entirely, but I have a better understanding of where he is coming from. If you aren't a fan of the game or a fan of his era in basketball, I can see where you wouldn't app I can see where some people are going to be put off by this book and by what this man has to say about his life, but I found this book to be thought provoking and on a fundamental level If you aren't a fan of the game or a fan of his era in basketball, I can see where you wouldn't appreciate this.
The game of baskeball has not been a simple game for a very long time. It is an industry that earns its cash off of the players backs. But as a fan of players and the game I see where it is and has always been more about the players and less about the game. This makes me more interested in the politics of the game and reading the other basketball books I have on my bookshelf.
May 04, Michelle rated it it was ok. I originally read this as a young teenager, when I was a huge fan of Rodman and the Chicago Bulls. I admired that he was the outcast of NBA, and I would've easily given this book 4 or 5 stars then.
However, reading it now, at age 31, I realize as much as I admired Rodman then, it didn't compare to how much he admired himself when he wrote this. I was quickly annoyed by him elevating himself above the other players, insinuating that he basketball couldn't even survive without him. The most irrita I originally read this as a young teenager, when I was a huge fan of Rodman and the Chicago Bulls. The most irritating part was him complaining about his salary. He was making a measly 3 million a year, which to him was nowhere near what he was worth.
However, he didn't become a huge star mostly until after the time frame of this book. If you're still a fan of Rodman this book could be very enjoyable, if not, there are probably much more satisfying reads out there.
Sep 12, Indah Threez Lestari rated it it was ok Shelves: I'm a fan of 90's Bulls, and of course a great admirer of Michael Jordan. So it's no wonder if I have Michael Jordan's biography. But Dennis Rodman's biography? It has the most provoked cover I've ever seen! Just a bike, 5 balls, and naked Rodman. I'm not his fan, though. He felt his contribution and skill was underrated and other players that he thought waa I'm a fan of 90's Bulls, and of course a great admirer of Michael Jordan.
He felt his contribution and skill was underrated and other players that he thought waaaaay worse than him get paid more than he was. I counted not many people he respected in this book. This book ends with the dawn of his time in Chicago Bulls, so it doesn't tell much about Bulls team, but it's safe to say that his new team appreciated him more than San Antonio Spurs did. Feb 19, Tori Miller rated it liked it Shelves: I am a little embarrased I knew very little about Dennis Rodman before reading this book, and I know nothing and care nothing about basketball.
There was way too much basketball talk in the book for me really, but I still mangaged to enjoy the book. It was a quick read. I liked that he appeared to be being brut I am a little embarrased I liked that he appeared to be being brutally honest in the book. It also came across that he was doing things not for attention but to be his own person.
I actually liked his attitudes on SOME things. It seems very sad how his life has gone in the years after this book.
Nov 13, Tania rated it liked it. Dennis Rodman is a fascinating figure - both as an athlete and as a celebrity. Such people are notorious for autobiographical rants. Such is the downfall of Rodman's book. While certainly entertaining, contradictions abound and at times the mental side bars and physical format are distracting.
Don't get me wrong, I got a lot out of reading this book, and I recommend it for anyone interested in Rodman or the NBA. Still it would have been an easier read if the contents were a bit more organized Dennis Rodman is a fascinating figure - both as an athlete and as a celebrity.
Still it would have been an easier read if the contents were a bit more organized and he stayed on task.
I followed Rodman through his time in the NBA and was mildly interested in some of his personal endeavors. This book revealed much about how he felt going through those times and the truth behind some of his actions.
Mar 17, Rachel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: View 1 comment. Nov 24, Samuel rated it liked it. Not the most well-written book, but then again, anybody picking up a dennis rodman autobiography had better not be expecting much. I had to skip some sections though, it's pretty repetitive at times and I didn't really feel like learning the intimate details of he and madonna's relationship.
However, for a basketball fan it is a pretty entertaining to say the least. However, Dennis Rodman is a truly- i guess you could say "unique" person and he actually makes a few interesting points here and the Not the most well-written book, but then again, anybody picking up a dennis rodman autobiography had better not be expecting much.
However, Dennis Rodman is a truly- i guess you could say "unique" person and he actually makes a few interesting points here and there, thus making this book an interesting read for a basketball fan and probably somewhat readable for non-sports fans as well.
Mar 14, Lauren orso rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 12, Parvoneh rated it liked it. The book design for this is outrageous--so many fonts, so many sizes, so many blurry snapshots. The writing is pretty bad, it's poorly organized as a book, and there are some very repetitive chapters. Still, I am so fascinated with this book: Is this Dennis Rodman's voice?
From reading interviews, it seems fairly accurate. How do these insightful, if somewhat problematic, chapters on race and gender line up with a mostly sen The book design for this is outrageous--so many fonts, so many sizes, so many blurry snapshots. How do these insightful, if somewhat problematic, chapters on race and gender line up with a mostly sensitive but slightly exploitative chapter on Madonna?
Oct 13, John G. I enjoyed this book far more than I ever could have imagined. One of the better, if not the best, sports autobiographies I've read. This book is really about the battles of being a strong individual or conforming to the crowd, it drove Rodman almost to the point of taking his own life. Rodman strikes me as more intelligent and sensitive than I suspected, he actually has principles and integrity and backbone, certainly not a cookie cutter on or off the court.
Really came away having a lot of resp I enjoyed this book far more than I ever could have imagined. Really came away having a lot of respect for this guy. Aug 28, Reuben Alcatraz rated it liked it.
Also, the guy fucked Madonna and is reeeally into Pearl Jam. Great Beach read. Mar 05, Rozman Mashor rated it liked it Shelves: The work may be written to simplistically but the events of Dennis Rodmans first 40 years of life are enough to keep the avid basketball fan reading this book.
Oct 02, Charlie Stockbridge rated it it was amazing.