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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Jeffrey Jordan  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1963 in Brooklyn, New York


Illinois Connection

Jordan moved to Chicago in 1984 to play with the Chicago Bulls.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jordan is a former professional basketball player, an entrepreneur, and current majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Rare Air
ISBN: 0006490662

HarperSanFrancisco. 1994

In Rare Air, a unique photographic autobiography, Michael Jordan opens the doors to his inner sanctum and, in his own words, describes his life as the world's most celebrated sports personality. To illustrate his story, Michael allowed renowned photographer Walter Iooss, Jr. and veteran journalist Mark Vancil access to the private corners of his world. Together, Michael's words and more than 1000 previously unpublished, full-color photographs provide an intimate view of a superstar.

I Can't Accept Not Trying
ISBN: 1892866005

Rare Air Limited. 1994

In his own inspiring words, Michael Jordan, the most extraordinary athlete of our time, shares the rules he has lived and achieved by. Underlying his enormous accomplishments are a set of simple principles that provide the foundation for his entire life. He draws on these to show us all how we can learn to set goals and overcome obstacles, confront fear and self-doubt, commit to our dreams and avoid distraction, be a leader and a team player, master the basics to reach new heights in excellence, and reap the rewards of self-discipline.

Driven from Within
ISBN: 0743284518

Atria. 2006

'A part of all those people who helped me along the way can be found in everything I have done and continue to do. I had some great teachers - and I listened to what they had to say.' - Michael Jordan A global icon in sports, style and business, Michael Jordan is famous for his unrivalled athletic ability, his fierce determination, and his grace under pressure. In DRIVEN FROM WITHIN, he makes it clear that his phenomenal success is thanks in large part to the teachers, mentors and friends who have guided him throughout his life. Here is a book about the power of collaboration and teamwork, the energy that is released when people share their gifts and hard-won knowledge. With almost two million copies of his three previous books in print, Michael Jordan has proven himself to be as strong a performer in bookstores as he is on the court. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this is Michael Jordan's most intimate book to date. Organized around the qualities that Jordan demonstrates in his own life and that he looks for in others - qualities like authenticity, integrity, passion and commitment - DRIVEN FROM WITHIN is an inspiring record of an extraordinary life.


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