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General Information

Name:  Dennis Rodman  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: Trenton, New Jersey

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Played forward for the Chicago Bulls

Biographical and Professional Information

Dennis Rodman is one of the greatest rebounders ever to play professional basketball.

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Titles At Your Library

Rebound:: The Dennis Rodman Story
ISBN: 0517592940

Crown. 1994

Rebound tells the true and surprising story of Dennis Rodman's remarkable journey to the NBA, a journey that led, literally, through the backyard of a white ranching family in rural Bokchito, Oklahoma. If not for Dennis's remarkable relationship with Bryne Rich, NBA superstardom would surely be an unrealized dream. Rebound features the great healing power of friendship and family love.
They met in 1983. Thirteen-year-old Bryne Rich had killed his best friend in a hunting accident he had such awful nightmares he couldn't sleep in his own bed. Twenty-two-year-old Dennis "Worm" Rodman was sure he would fail at everything in life, including basketball at Southeastern Oklahoma State, where he was recruited because he was 6-8 - even though he was terribly gawky. Both Dennis and Bryne were completely lost but when they found each other, they found themselves.
They became best friends. Soon everyone called them Big Worm and Little Worm. Dennis was a regular guest at Bryne's family home in Bokchito, a small town where black and white routinely kept separate. Pat Rich, Bryne's mother, felt the heat from outraged family and neighbors, but when she saw her son curled up in Dennis's arm, sleeping in his own bed for the first time in months, she knew Worm was the answer to her prayers. She tells how her youngest son's life was saved by Dennis's friendship.
Dennis stayed with the Riches for three years, treated like a member of the family. There, he found motivation and discipline. He went from awkward kid to college All-America to second-round NBA draft choice to NBA superstar, and he did it all with hard work. And Bryne lost his nightmares and his spirit healed. And Pat Rich learned to overcome her own prejudices and to measure a man's worth by his deeds and his heart.

Bad as I Wanna Be
ISBN: 0440222664

Dell. 1997

A wild ride inside the glowing head of Dennis Rodman--the NBA's greatest rebounder and America's most outspoken and outrageous athlete.

When Sports Illustrated put the man they call "America's most provocative athlete" on their cover, they sold more copies than any other issue they had sold in a decade (except the swimsuit issue). Why? Because Dennis Rodman, superstar basketball player who joined the Chicago Bulls for the 1996 season, has more in common with Mick Jagger than with his new teammate Michael Jordan. With his body-covering tattoos and ever-changing fluorescent hair, Rodman's sideline antics and celebrated benchings have captivated sports fans as much as his record-breaking on-court performances and earned him a reputation as a rebel with the same penchant for shocking behavior as his on-again off-again squeeze, Madonna. In Bad as I Wanna Be he shares his surprising and candid opinions on everything from fame, money, and race relations, to sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll--and he'll talk about his life, from going to prison for stealing watches to his daughter, the light of his life.

At a time when most celebrities and professional athletes try to control their public personas like politicians and refrain from expressing their true beliefs, Dennis Rodman is a refreshingly unique, uncompromising individual who both transcends his world and refuses to conform to it. Bad as I Wanna Be is as candid, intriguing, and unforgettable as he is.

I Should Be Dead By Now
ISBN: 1596700165

Sports Publishing LLC. 2005

Whether it was helping Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win three-straight NBA titles in the 1990's or showing up to a book signing in a dress and full makeup, Dennis Rodman has always distinguished himself as one of the great and most polarizing personalities in the sports world. The controversial and flamboyant former basketball star, who recently had a tryout with the Denver Nuggets and has played with the Long Beach Jam of the ABA in hopes of getting another shot at the National Basketball Association, is back in the national spotlight once again with I Should Be Dead Now. The new book from the two-time best-selling author details Rodman's struggles in life since he stopped playing in the NBA, including the breakup of his marriage to movie and TV star Carmen Electra and his problems with alcohol. I Should Be Dead Now is a look at the life of one of America's most recognizable sports stars since the lights of professional basketball stopped shining as brightly, and how Dennis Rodman hopes to make a successful return to the game that made him famous.



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