Writings on the Wall

Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD29404
Released: Oct 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478948612
Narrator/s: Ben Adducchio
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Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to the Washington Post, Time magazine and Time.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of nonfiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide-both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar's topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of Time magazine, or full-length features in the the New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what the Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar "has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice."

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Narrator(s): Ben Adducchio
Product Number Z100120093
Released: Oct 09, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478948599

Professional reviews

"Here's an interesting audiobook by an author who is not usually mentioned when the subject is race relations in America. From this point on, he should be. Abdul-Jabbar traveled the country as a basketball star, and his experiences then, and in his active next life, inform this work. He writes thoughtfully but forcefully, and he deserves to be heard. Narrator Ben Adduchio doesn't quite match the author's passion and tone, reading with a rather plain, mild voice. He pronounces every word, but it sounds like he's, well, reading the book, rather than interpreting and expanding its message. Abdul-Jabbar's message does get through, but Adduchio could have been more emotive in his delivery. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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