Book Review: Outrageous!

July 27, 2009

This is a review from my Favorite Books list; the link from which will be also on the Books Page.

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“Dear Bill, Fuck you. Your friend, Charles.”

We all know Charles Barkley. And the best thing about Charles, to me, is that he says exactly what he feels all the time, regardless of the audience. So if he was to sit down and write an entire book, you know it’ll be pure entertainment. Outrageous! was written back when Chuck was still playing in Philly for the 76ers, and he was keepin’ it real even back then. The best thing I like about first-person books by athletes is the behind-the-scenes stuff they write about, like locker room exchanges, and dealings with coaches, family and business associates. Barkley has written a couple other books since this one, all increasingly less basketball-related. Good thing, since Charles is hardly even associated with the NBA anymore in the eyes of the mainstream. If you read those you’ll see that Chuck is knowledgeable about a lot more than sports.

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