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4.0 von 5 Sternen Don't listen to the critics...
This was an excellent, fun, and moving book. I agree that the writing wasn't really compelling on its own, but coupled with the brilliant photography (you'll "double-take" more than once while reading it) and Jordan's limitless charisma, this was a very fast read (for me, one evening in the local public library).
However, I do agree with some who say...
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Autobiography??
I was disappointed at this book. It's not really a true autobiography of Michael Jordan, but just a bunch of photos and statistics of his career, and just some random thoughts. The photos are nice, but there was a lot lacking. It reminds me so much of "Rare Air", Jordan's first "autobiography". And plus, it's too expensive. I wouldn't recommend...
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Autobiography??, 13. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I was disappointed at this book. It's not really a true autobiography of Michael Jordan, but just a bunch of photos and statistics of his career, and just some random thoughts. The photos are nice, but there was a lot lacking. It reminds me so much of "Rare Air", Jordan's first "autobiography". And plus, it's too expensive. I wouldn't recommend buying it, just check it out from the library or browse it at the bookstore.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Don't listen to the critics..., 18. September 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This was an excellent, fun, and moving book. I agree that the writing wasn't really compelling on its own, but coupled with the brilliant photography (you'll "double-take" more than once while reading it) and Jordan's limitless charisma, this was a very fast read (for me, one evening in the local public library).
However, I do agree with some who say that the price is a bit much. I'd probably only buy this book if I could buy a Porsche. That's why I only give it four stars.
If you scroll down, you'll read a lot of critics who complain about Jordan making a lot of money--among other things. Gee, for those of you who might have been living behind the Iron Curtain, welcome to America! There are few rights more important than one's right to prosper from one's own talents, efforts, and assets.
The people who complain about Jordan's success are just envious collectivists who are unhappy about their inability to compete in a society of freedom and capitalism.
If you have a problem with Jordan making a lot of money, then you probably shouldn't have watched or attended any Bulls games, bought any products endorsed by him, or read either of his books.
If he's "arrogant", he has plenty of reason to be proud of himself. If he's a gambler, then it's his own money and his own business what he does with it. If he doesn't help those who are less successful than he is, then he's a smart man who knows what's good for himself (and I don't recall hearing about anyone giving him a handout when he was growing up).
All in all, this is a good book about a man who exemplifies physical excellence. It's just a little bit on the expensive side.
Enjoy this book at your local public library (or buy if you have the money). Leave the criticizing to the envious collectivists who'll vent their unhappiness on talk radio or drown it in a beer at their neighborhood sports bar.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen A disgusting tribute, 28. Februar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I think that David Rae summed up the thesis of this book very well in a past review. Since it is now only on the backlists, I provide you with an excerpt:
"Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. It is f------ incredulous that our society would ever let a 'legend' (at a game intended for youths and adolescents) turn his game into such a godd--- travesty for dollars. Now that is a paradox if I've ever seen one. If Rich Uncle Pennybags really wanted everyone to know what he was feeling during those games (although in several polls he has been voted the biggest jacka-- in the once-proud NBA's history and the most arrogant person ever), he would release a book whose price would fit under the Bulls' salary cap. Jordan doesn't give a flying f--- about his fans, either; The only faces he knows are his agent's, Ben Franklin's, U.S. Grant's and Andrew Jackson's, and I'm counting his teammates and coach, who he doesn't give a rat's a-- about either. Jordan's....most pathetic attempt lies in the title itself, which becomes a crock of s--- as soon as it reaches the word 'game'. I find it hard to believe that even a heartless a--hole like Michael himself can go to sleep on his pile of money every night, knowing that he could be spending just $1 million of his 70 mil a year to save at least 100 lives of people who work 18 hours a day and can't make enough to eat (and are working for his company to boot). He didn't even give a rat's a-- that all of his praisers around the world wanted him to (continue playing). He didn't care that he broke up a dynasty....Jordan, who as we speak has made about $1000, defines professional sports: brash, greedy, selfish, apathetic, and to sum it up in one word, a--hole.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen $50 FOR THIS PIECE OF S---???, 31. Januar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. It is f------ incredulous that our society would ever let a 'legend' (at a game intended for youths and adolescents) turn his game into such a godd--- travesty for dollars. Now that is a paradox if I've ever seen one. If Rich Uncle Pennybags really wanted everyone to know what he was feeling during those games (although in several polls he has been voted the biggest jacka-- in the once-proud NBA's history and the most arrogant person ever), he would release a book whose price would fit under the Bulls' salary cap. Jordan doesn't give a flying f--- about his fans, either: The only faces he knows are his agent's, Ben Franklin's, U.S. Grant's and Andrew Jackson's, and I'm counting his teammates and coach, who he doesn't give a rat's a-- about either. Jordan's - whoops, I shouldn't use that name; he didn't actually write any of it himself- most pathetic attempt lies in the title itself, which becomes a crock of s--- as soon as it reaches the word 'game'. I find it hard to believe that even a heartless a--hole like Michael himself can go to sleep on his pile of money every night, knowing that he could be spending just $1 million of his 70 mil a year to save at least 100 lives of people who work 18 hours a day and can't make enough to eat. He didn't even give a rat's a-- that all of his praisers around the world wanted him to stay. He didn't care that he broke up a dynasty. I should probably also stop using the name 'Jordan', since he is the only basketball player in the NBA who stubbornly refuses to let the video-game companies put his name into their games unless they pay him royalties in the neighborhood of $4 mil. Jordan, who as we speak has made about $1000, defines professional sports: brash, greedy, selfish, apathetic, and to sum it up in one word, a--hole.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen What did Dr. J mean when he said Michael was "spiritual"?, 11. April 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I loved the book. It was classy and cutting edge, just like Michael.
My driving desire to read it was motivated by all the "Zen" talk, jokes, etc. due to Phil Jackson's possible influence on Michael. I was relieved to read that Michael doesn't "sit in a room and meditate (etc.)"
I also appreciated knowing that Michael recognizes that God has a destiny for his life and the way he recognized pieces of the puzzle falling into place. (It was great to hear him acknowledge on TV, when he received the Jackie Robinson sports award, that God was the Source of his talents, etc.)
Also, the notes MJ sent out after his father died said, "God does not leave you comfortless when you are burdened" and mentioned "our strong belief in God's wisdom and mercy, the knowledge that we are not alone . . . ," plus Dr. J saying, in his role as a sportscaster on TV, something about Michael's growth in many areas, including his "spiritual" growth. This was VERY interesting to me, coming from "Dr. J" because he is an outspoken, evangelical Christian.
Now, I am convinced that Michael Jordan believes in God, but Jesus said, "You believe in God. Believe also in Me." What I would have liked to have found out by reading that book is:
What does MJ believe about Jesus Christ?
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Quit idolizing this huckster, 7. Januar 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
The photos are beautiful, but the appeal ends there. Anyone who thinks that this book reveals Michael Jordan's innermost thoughts and reflections has been conned (everything "revealing" about his dad's death, his baseball days, etc. has been fully reported already), just as Jordan has conned the American public into buying whatever products he has hawked for the last 15 years. The greatest to play the game? Unquestionably. But a role model? Only if your ideals are greed and self-promotion. The most telling piece of this book is when Jordan discusses the Nike phenomenon: "I didn't even like Nike shoes...but Adidas didn't make me an offer." That's all that matters to him: Money, and being courted by people and/or companies who have money. This book isn't about any positive message or revealing inside thoughts or anything substantive; it's about Jordan building a shrine to himself. I for one refuse to worship.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Absolutely, positively outstanding!, 28. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
As you read the narrative that is imaginatively layed out with different type and size mixed in with graphics and photos you can almost hear Michael Jordan speaking. They are his words and reveal some things about his life that I've never read before...and I've read everything written about him. As you can see I am a big fan and miss him so much on the basketball court. This book is just one of the many reasons that I along with millions of other people am a big fan of his. The book is as brilliant and polished as he is and also has the same good taste he has. Another great thing about "For the Love of the Game" is it will appeal to almost anyone of any age You can skim thru and look at the photos or read the stats or read every word. Whichever way you choose you will enjoy this book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen From the best of the game!, 5. März 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Tja anscheinend ist das wohl die erste deutsche Rezension. Also das Buch ist einfach klasse und gibt erstaunliche Einblicke in seine eigene persönliche Geschichte, aber auch in die Hintergründe der Liga allgemein und der Chicago Bulls im speziellen. Man bekommt einen tollen Überblick über seine Karriere, unheimlich gute Fotos, vor allem auch viele, die nicht schon so bekannt sind, sehr persönliche Einblicke eben. Ansonsten kommt sehr gut raus, was diesen Mann antreibt und warum er mit Abstand der beste Spieler aller Zeiten ist. Also zusammenfassend ein absolut faszinierendes Buch, auch wenn man nicht unbedingt ein hardcore Fan von Michael Jordan ist so wie ich...*g* Ich kann es nur empfehlen und für Fans ist es ein absolutes Muß, noch besser als rare air.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen For the love of the dollar., 5. Januar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Reads more like a corporate annual report than a real book. More brochure than biography. And why not? Human billboard Michael Jordan, while certainly the greatest present day professional basketball player, seems unable to resist the impulse to turn his every waking moment into earning yet more money. This is a hero to our youth? Can anyone really find it heroic to flog artery clogging fast food, tooth rotting soft drinks and over-priced sports clothing assembled by slave labor? I don't think so. My favorite bit in the book is Michael's discussion of his attempts to have a specially designed microchip implanted just below the skin of his forehead so that he can actually charge a fee each time he is photographed and/or filmed. Just kidding? time will tell.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Stay away from the altar, 23. Januar 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: For the Love of the Game: My Story (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This book is Jordan's valentine to himself, the bible of his narcissistic little religion. For those of you who worship Michael Jordan (and many of you literally called him "a God" in your reviews), I say: get a life. This book is a bunch of great photographs and that's about it. An inside look? Innermost thoughts? Forget it. Everything contained herein has been reported before, Jordan's said everything in it a million times. This book is simply Michael's way of perpetuating his myth past retirement, and making a few extra bucks ($50 a pop) by charging fans to bow down before him. I for one refuse to worship.
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