Synopses & Reviews
In this controversial national bestseller, former NBA star and author of I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It Charles Barkley takes on the major issue of our time. Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man is a series of charged, in-your-face conversations about race with some of America's most prominent figures, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Ice Cube, Marian Wright Edelman, Tiger Woods, Peter Guber, and Robert Johnson.
In a work that is part rant, part personal story, and part investigation, Barkley sounds off on a wonderful range of issues from interracial love to affirmative action, and from real estate to racial stereotypes as he relates stories from his own life.
In this controversial national bestseller, Charles Barkley takes on the major issue of our time in a series of charged, in-your-face conversations with some of America's most prominent figures-featuring new commentary about New Orleans and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
About the Author
Charles Barkley is a studio analyst for TNT's Inside the NBA
, a regular contributor to CNN's TalkBack Live
, and a frequent commentator on racial issues. He was recently selected by Sports Illustrated
as "The #1 Most Interesting Sports Personality in the Last 25 Years." Named "One of the Fifty Greatest NBA Players of All Time," also by Sports Illustrated
, he was chosen for eleven All-Star teams and won the NBA's MVP in 1993.
Michael Wilbon is The Washington Post's most popular sports columnist and the co-host of ESPN's hit show "Pardon the Interruption."