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Yao: A Life in Two Worlds

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Publisher Comments:

Spanning sports, politics, business, and popular culture, Yao Ming's fascinating memoir reveals the humble, profoundly likable man behind the NBA myth.

Review:

"Yao, the 7'5' Chinese NBA center, charms readers with the same grace and humility that have made him one of basketball's most mediagenic personalities. Coauthored by Bucher, an ESPN the Magazine writer, the book includes short sections by Yao's Houston Rockets teammates and managers, but its driving voice is 23-year-old Yao's. The language is simple, sincere and often funny as Yao jokes about Wilt Chamberlain's reputation as a ladies' man and presents a view of himself as a blue-collar worker ('I sweat for my paycheck'). The book follows Yao's career in China, the bureaucratic struggles involved in getting him to the U.S., and his experiences on the court, including what it was like to play against Shaq. Though there's lots of basketball talk, the book's most compelling sections address the clash of cultures, such as the time when Yao's former team, the Shanghai Sharks, banned one of Yao's representatives from negotiating because he was white. Yao clearly loves his native country and says his greatest dream is to lead China's national team to an Olympic gold medal. But with millions in endorsement deals, the adoration of fans across the globe and this earnest book, it's clear he's living out the American dream, too. Photos. Agent, Jon Liebman. (Sept.) Forecast: Miramax plans ads, national media appearances and a 10-city drive-time tour, although the book's largest audience may be in Houston." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401352141
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Yao, Ming
Author:
Bucher, Ric
Author:
Ming, Yao
Subject:
China
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
Basketball - Professional
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
National basketball association
Subject:
Yao, Ming
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 21.28 oz
Age Level:
Adult

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Product details 256 pages Miramax Books - English 9781401352141 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Yao, the 7'5' Chinese NBA center, charms readers with the same grace and humility that have made him one of basketball's most mediagenic personalities. Coauthored by Bucher, an ESPN the Magazine writer, the book includes short sections by Yao's Houston Rockets teammates and managers, but its driving voice is 23-year-old Yao's. The language is simple, sincere and often funny as Yao jokes about Wilt Chamberlain's reputation as a ladies' man and presents a view of himself as a blue-collar worker ('I sweat for my paycheck'). The book follows Yao's career in China, the bureaucratic struggles involved in getting him to the U.S., and his experiences on the court, including what it was like to play against Shaq. Though there's lots of basketball talk, the book's most compelling sections address the clash of cultures, such as the time when Yao's former team, the Shanghai Sharks, banned one of Yao's representatives from negotiating because he was white. Yao clearly loves his native country and says his greatest dream is to lead China's national team to an Olympic gold medal. But with millions in endorsement deals, the adoration of fans across the globe and this earnest book, it's clear he's living out the American dream, too. Photos. Agent, Jon Liebman. (Sept.) Forecast: Miramax plans ads, national media appearances and a 10-city drive-time tour, although the book's largest audience may be in Houston." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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