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Rare Air: Michael on Michael

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In Rare Air, a unique photographic autobiography, Michael Jordan opens the doors to his inner sanctum and in his own words describes his life as the world's most celebrated sports personality. To illustrate his story, Michael allowed renowned photographer Walter Ioss, Jr. and veteran journalist Mark Vancil access to the private corners of his world. Together, Michael's wor ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Collins
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Michael Jordan was such a game-changer in sports that instead of a standard hardcover, he produced his first book as a coffee-table collection of some rather awesome photos, both on and off the court. The man didn't just elevate basketball, he elevated bald heads, earrings for men, long shorts, and athletic shoes. The Man was money.

Published at the height of the first wave of his fame (before he left and returned), this is an excellent intro to his style and his aura. He dressed like a suave Gar
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
great book, lebron’s still better.
Nathan Mayer
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it
With "The Last Dance" beginning last Sunday night, the author of the book was featured in the first episode. I had never heard of the book, and felt like I had read everything else MJ related, so I hopped on HalfPriceBooks website and ordered it. It is one of the quickest books I have ever read. It took me less than an hour. That is thanks to it being very picture heavy, and filled with random paragraphs of text here and there. I think, out of the entire book, only 3 pages had full text. There i ...more
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The book really explains Mj's journey from day one and it was fascinating how he always gives 110% and he will always be the hardest working on the court. ...more
Steven Schacca
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book and photos. Excellent insight into Michael jordan on and off the basketball 🏀 court!
Lisa Birch
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SUCH a good book. Michael's words are very inspirational, I love the way we learn more about his family and the all important pre-game rituals. The photos are fantastic too. ...more
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice photobiography of the G.O.A.T
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
107 pages
by: Michael Jordan, Walter Ioose Jr. And Mark Vancil
Rare Air gets an up close look in the superstar Michael Jordans life. Rare Air goes into almost everything Michael did. It goes through his pre game, his after game and even how he handled the media. Michael was doubted since the beginning when he got cut from his high school basketball team. But when Michael hit the game winning shot as a freshman for North Carilina in the NCAA National Champioship that's when things sta
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rare Air

If you are a basketball player, there is no doubt in my mind that you will enjoy the basketball memoir Rare Ai by about Michael Jordan.. It says a lot about Michael’s life at home and on the court. It also states some information about his personality and his past, even though it's mostly about his relationship with his family and his time on the bulls.
In this book, he never actually admits that he is the best basketball player of all time, even though he does say he is one of the bet
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Sep 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
In this book Micheal Jordan is telling people what he does at his home with his family life is . He also tells us what he eats before every game. He also told a story why he doesn't like being in the water. He doesn't being in water because one day him and his friend was was going out to sea and his friend had his legs so micheal got away and his friend didn't so his friend drowned. So thats why he doesn't like getting in water. ...more
Joshua Kelsey
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Having a b-ball background, I appreciated the insights offered. The celebrity athlete status is not so very coveted these days. The best players are all suspected of performance enhancement. I imagine that Air Jordan has reason to be glad his career was finished before all the crap hit the fan.
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are plenty of good pictures included within the work. Photos dominate the text. The opening page with Michael discussing his mindset toward practice is an interesting piece of the story.
Carly Johnson
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great, quick biography on Jordan with awesome photos!
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 - meh, some cool pics but nothing groundbreaking
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I mean....It’s about Michael Jordan! That’s enough to get 5 stars.
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Jimmy Ferneyhough
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing pics
Dec 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
All you need to know about Michael Jordan.....a true look at his life behind the scenes. A great portrayal of an American icon, before he started to taint his name a bit.
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