The Fab Five: Basketball Trash Talk the American Dream

The Fab Five: Basketball Trash Talk the American Dream

by Mitch Albom
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The Fab Five: Basketball Trash Talk the American Dream by Mitch Albom

Recounts the remarkable story of University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson, and chronicles their success in the NCAA tournaments of 1992 and 1993.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446517348
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/20/2008
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 432,095
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tuesdays with Morrie, one of the bestselling memoirs of all time, recounts Mitch Albom's experiences meeting weekly with a former professor of his as his mentor was reaching the end of his life. Their conversations about life and death became the basis of his breakout book. His other books include the bestselling novel For One More Day and the book of inspiration, Have a Little Faith. Albom, who began his career as a sports writer, still works as a columnist and broadcaster.

Hometown:

Franklin, Michigan

Date of Birth:

May 23, 1958

Place of Birth:

Passaic, New Jersey

Education:

B.A., Brandeis University, 1979; M.J., Columbia University, 1981; M.B.A., Columbia University, 1982

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Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Fab Five changed the way college basketball is and was being played. They took basketball back to where it started for most of the college players, the streets. With the bald heads and baggy shorts, every young kid did not want to be like Mike, they wanted to be like th Fab 5. This was a great book and I recommend it to anyone who loves college basketball. Remember, because of the Fab 5, many teams, including the NBA started to change the uniform, black tube socks, etc. Thanks Chris, Jalen, Juwan, Jimmy and my high school teammate Ray for all the wonderful memories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They were known as the Fab Five, the greatest recruited class of high-school basketball players a university program had ever seen. Led by high school standout Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson comprised the team that lead Michigan to the National Championship in back to back years in the early 90's. Mitch Albom's book does well to chronicle how this particular group of individuals came to be, and how they coped with the constant pressure of being a star athlete at a major university. The book provides wonderful insight to the players, uncovering the warmth, desire, fear, and shyness that they contained, despite their brash and arggogant style in the public eye. Albom's book leaves the reader to decide for oneself if this group was the greatest class ever, but leaves little doubt that they were worthy to be proclaimed as the Fab Five.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get game
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Jalen, Chris, Juwan, Jimmy, and Ray were one of the best recruiting classes, cheating or not. Their lives were not as easy as basketball, and Albom does a great job of really reminding us that, even though they were good, the Fab Five were always a "T" away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
iLove the FAB FIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Good book
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Christina Owens More than 1 year ago
No matter how you look at it, they never won a NCAA National Championship Title. Both college basketball superhouses (that everyone loves to hate) Duke and Carolina beat the "fab five," Duke winning the National Title. Without even getting into the topic of dirty sports/cheating, it is quite clear the only thing the so called fab five really did was make a much needed change in the college hoops fashion sense...and for that, I truly thank them.