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Rebound: The Odyssey Of Michael Jordan

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  436 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Michael Jordan is one of the most important basketball players in the world. Celebrated for his playing, for his lifestyle and for what he gets paid, every move he makes is news. This biography and commentary on Jordan's journey through life has been written with his co-operation. It covers the last turbulent five years for Jordan, from the day his father was murdered ...more
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Turtleback Books (first published February 11th 1995)
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Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I chose this book, because for some time, I have been a fan of Michael Jordan. Although I was not fortunate enough to grow up while he was playing, I have still been captivated by his highlights, and the legacy that he created. This biography by Bob Greene follows Jordan after his father's death, and shows his journey through sports and life.
Obviously, the protagonist of this story is Michael Jordan, but at the same time he is the antagonist. Jordan's biggest enemy in life was himself. With
Michael Brockley
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
If you were the best at what you do, maybe the best there ever was, would you walk away from being a god and choose a different stage where you put your weaknesses on daily display for the world to behold and judge? What crisis in your life would demand such atonement? Once a god becomes a mortal, can godhead ever be reclaimed? Would you prefer to run forever or is it enough to feel the earth beneath your feet? In "Rebound: the Odyssey of Michael Jordan," Bob Greene examines the psychology of ...more
Armaan Grewal
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rebound is a great biography of Michael Jordan that talks about his life in deep depth. One of the main periods of time it talked it about was when he retired from the NBA because of his father's murder. With time off, he tried to mourn his father's death and really contemplate what life was really about. The book then goes to his short stint in the MLB and how he realizes that the society's perception of happiness is nothing like his perception of his happiness. After this, he returns to the ...more
Josh Skogman
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It takes you into the personal side of a superstar, thru his baseball career and then his return to basketball. Its always interesting to learn about the person beyond the games and stats. It feels good to know that someone of Jordans stature and accomplishments, experiences worry, doubt, and anxiety like the rest of us. ...more
Jacques Defraigne
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Understand the mind of the GOAT. Bob Greene writes what Jordan is thinking. You will read the story of his life and what was behind the decisions he took.
Dustin Griffin
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good book. Very insightful. Greene gets a little too poetic and contemplative with his prose for his own good, but an easy, quick read nonetheless.
Thomas Rush
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When a writer first puts his pen to paper, there are a number of things that are being sought. More than anything else, a writer wrestles with how to take something as complex as reality and reduce it into little, black, written letters printed on paper. The writer wants to do this in such a way that the reader, when it is taken in, will use mental powers of the imagination, filter it, and then represent it within so that the original reality comes back alive. In this book, Bob Greene has done ...more
04TannerH Hart
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rebound: The Odyssey Of Michael Jordan by Bob Greene, year 1995, pages 275.

Personaly I think this book could be for anybody. There is not just one big main problem in this book but in this it talks about Michael Jordans trials on and off the court throughout his life. The setting is mainly where most of NBA carreer was in Chicago but it takes place in other little spots too. The setting in this book I dont think could be changed or else everything would be different considering it is a true life
Oct 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rebound: The Odyssey of Michael Jordan

This book is about how Michael Jordan switched from Basketball to Baseball when his father was murdered. It was his fathers dream to have Michael to play in the major leagues. The main characters are Michael Jordan, and Author and Narrator Bob Greene. Bob Greene is a really good author and does well when writing about Michael Jordan. This was a really good book to read.

This book was sweet because it was about the best NBA player of all time, Michael
Tyler Buche
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about Jordan's life that everyone can get involved in and can relate to the struggles that he is going through in life. This book really hits home for because it talks about Jordan and the death of this father and how he was emotionally impacted from a loved on passing away. This reminds me of my grandpa and me because what Jordan had everyone has a loved one that they never want to lose and that for me was my grandpa. Jordan life after the passing was just terrible and and he ...more
Courtney Skelton
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rebound is a much more than a sports book. Thus is a story that leads you on a path with one of the greatest sports icons that while grieving the loss of his father tries to fill that void by fulfilling a childhood dream. While he almost does it and falls short many times, he also never gives up and ultimately finds his way back to where he wants to be. Michael Jordan is portrayed as the example of how not to ever give up, and to always move forward. Bob Greene has constructed a book that lets ...more
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
The book i'm reading is the rebound. The book is amazing so far i'm in 83 pages in the book. The book is about Michael Jordan growing up with no father and how he has to grow up with no dad and be one of the best basketball starts/ athletes. Michael Jordan dad. Michael dad was killed and thrown in a swamp in south Carolina in 1993. Michael was hard growing up getting bullied by friends and because of his skin color. (black). Michael also played baseball in 1993 when his dad died that was a hard ...more
Nov 06, 2009 is currently reading it
I have just started reading this book and so far it's going splendid. It is interesting to see that Michael Jordan is a lot different then just the guy on the court. This book shows what Michael was going through with fame and during his period of being retired. Rebound is a book for everyone, from fans to the parents of the fans. I recommend this book to everyone, you will enjoy seeing that not all athletes are what they are seen to be.
Kristal Cooper
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mini-biography about Jordan's years between his retirement from basketball the first time and the filming of Space Jam. This includes the entire baseball episode, which was very interesting. The author did have a relationship with Jordan, so there is a bit of personal introspection, but not enough in my opinion.
Sam Quigley
Better than most Jordan books, probably because it's about him, but not by him. Still, off the basketball court he is, at best, intensely boring; at worst, painfully annoying. We get it, you're competitive.
Austin Gentry
Mar 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Really did not entertain me...if you expect a book about michaels sports life do not even begin to read unless you want to fall asleep....certified sleep aid guaranteed
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Best book ever
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
The book was very interesting as you learn a lot about MJ and his life. Why he retired to go play basketball, and why he came back. I really loved it because he is one of my favorite players.
Kalen Minott
Feb 10, 2014 is currently reading it
I read to page three. It talked about Michael Jordan's reaction to seeing himself on the tv after he retired.
Joe Reto
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good book which looks beyond Jordan's athletic abilities and into the odd life he has because of his celebrity. Non-athletic interested persons will enjoy this book!
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