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When Nothing Else Matters: Michael Jordan's Last Comeback

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    A Little Biased Against MJ, But Well Done.

    I admit I've always been a big Michael Jordan fan. I still am a big fan of the guy too. This book explores some of the darker qualities of MJ, but they are characteristics (flaws?) which each of us possess to some extent.

    The book is very well written and makes many excellent points throughout. There are a few places where the author defends MJ by digging a little deeper. I admire that effort by the author.

    If your a fan you'll still be a fan after reading this. If you don't like MJ there really isn't enough new information here to make you dislike him even more.

    I admire the author for being generally very fair and doing his homework.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2009

    Great Book

    In this book Michael Leahy a journalist for the Washington post was assigned to follow and take into account Michael Jordan's final two years playing in the NBA, His final comeback after retiring for a couple years. The story takes the reader from game to game, locker room to locker room, interview to interview, and bus to bus. Leahy portrays Michael Jordan the man apposed to many other books about Jordan who only deify and idolize him. This book definitely makes Jordan look more like the rest of us. It shows how he can make mistakes just like you or me, his conceit, his loneliness, short temper, and most of all his frustration. It tells a story of a man who wants to return to his past glory, a story of a man who once had the world on his shoulders but now has nothing. At first it might seem like this story is just ripping on Jordan, but its not. Leahy also tells a story of a man who has more passion for something than any other person I have ever heard of. It shows a man whose heart wouldn't let him quit, a man who would push his body to the limit to do what he loved. This book can definitely show us that we are all human and that we all make mistakes. Even the great Michael Jordan can have his melt downs, but it also shows us what humans truly are. It shows us that everybody can have a bad day and not everyone is perfect. I liked the fact that this book shows the true side of Jordan, someone that I and many other people can probably relate to. The mistakes Jordan makes in this book are mistakes any one in the world would make no matter who they are. The things he says are things we all may have caught our selves saying now and then. This book makes me respect Jordan a lot more because now I know for one that he is in fact only a man and for how much he pursued something he loved. There are also a few things I dint like about this book. The first thing is that for some reason I believe Leahy has some kind of grudge against Jordan. Most of this book reflects the negative side of Jordan's final two years and I can't help to wonder that there's got to be something He did that was positive. The other is that Leahy puts himself in the story too much. Many parts of the story are him talking about what he did with Michael or conversations he had. This book is about Michael Jordan not Michael Leahy. Any fan of Michael Jordan or even basketball should check this book out. If you can get past all the negative things said about Jordan and look at his drive and passion you will see him for not only a man but a man with incredible will.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2006

    Leahy tells the truth: Jordan is a man, not a god

    Michael Leahy does a great job in this book. The story has no gaping holes, and the author doesn't just create another book that goes, 'O my goodness he is so amazing he jumped five feet above the rim and dunked it... blah blah blah' This book does a good job unveiling Jordan the man instead of Jordan the icon. We see him in a totally new, more honest light as the book progresses. Leahy does a good job linking year 1 and year 2 of Jordan's comeback, and it showed the ups and downs of the first season, and the flat, uninteresting, undramatic, and sad, ending to Jordan's tremendous career. Myself believing Jordan was an indestructable figure in sports found myself considering whether truly Jordan understood what it meant to play in the NBA during this comeback - he just wasn't good enough, especially the second season. Nagging injuries and old age grounded Jordan, and Jordan presumed that everyone would still love him despite it. He was wrong. Overall, the book is very well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Micheal jordan smokes!

    I thought he didnt smoke

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Michale Jordan

    Best Michale jordan book ever in history of my family

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Book

    This was a very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Fad

    Im not ga


    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Shan

    Good sample

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2011

    A Book

    Have read sample was not the best if you really like him u will for shure you will love it but kind if good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2006

    The Best!!!!!!!

    This is the best book ever, I mean ever written on Micheal Jordan. Micheal Leahy gives one of the best behind the scenes look ever on any player, especially Jordan. Is most definitely a 'MUST READ' book, and I most certainly recommend it. Is a 10 out of 10 in rating.

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