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Name:  Dennis Rodman  

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Born: 1921

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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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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

Bad as I Wanna Be

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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