Charles Barkley has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Michael Jordan once said that we all want to say the things that Barkley says, but we donat dare. But even die-hard followers of the all-time NBA great, the star of TNTas Inside the NBA and CNNas TalkBack Live, will be astonished by just how candid and provocative he is in this bookaand just how big his ambitions are. Though he addresses weighty issues with a light touch and prefers to stir people to think by making them laugh, thereas nothing Charles Barkley shies away from hereanot race, not class, not big money, not scandal, not politics, not personalities, nothing. aEarly on, a says Washington Post columnist and ESPN talk show host Michael Wilbon in his Introduction, aBarkley made his peace with mixing it up, and decided the consequences were very much worth it to him. And that makes him as radically different in these modern celebrity times as a 6-foot-4-inch power forward.a If thereas one thing Charles Barkley knows, itas the crying need for honest, open discussion in this countryathe more uncomfortable the subject, the more necessary the dialogue. And if the discussion leader can be as wise, irreverent, (occasionally) profane and (consistently) funny as Charles Barkley, so much the better. Many people are going to be shocked and scandalized by I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It, but many more will stand up and cheer. Like Molly Ivins or Bill OaReilly, Charles Barkley is utterly his own thinker, and everything he says comes from deep reflection. One way or another, if more blood hasnat reached your brain by the time youave finished this book, maybe youave been embalmed. From the Hardcover edition.One way or another, if more blood hasnat reached your brain by the time youave finished this book, maybe youave been embalmed. From the Hardcover edition.
|Title||:||I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2002-10-01|