Charles Barkley by Jamie Fedorko is the biography of the Leeds, Alabama native and member of two USA Olympic teams.
The book is one of the Overcoming Adversity:Sharing the American Dream series. It tells how Charlies, a kid raised by his Mother and Grandmother, dreamed of playing in the NBA and accomplished that and much more.
It has been said that Charles Barkley's best and worst qualities are that he "tells things just like he sees them." Fedorko seems to have adopted that same philosophy when he wrote this book. It is a simple sixty- four page, interesting and easy to read account of Charles' youth, his college years at Auburn University, his incredible career in the NBA, and his experience as a member of the USA Olympic Basketball Dream Team. Also, and maybe more importantly, it tells the story of how Charles found success after his professional basketball career ended, doing that thing he does so well (or poorly...depending on who you ask) as a television personality.
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