Writings on the Wall

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.

Writings on the Wall

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller 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 non-fiction 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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Writings on the Wall
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-23 - Publisher: Time Inc. Books

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller 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
Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook Complete Collection
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-23 - Publisher: Titan Comics

“Stunningly beautiful!” – Nerdist An all-new epic graphic novel adventure from author, activist, columnist, and NBA All-Star athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! Against his will, the idle but brilliant Mycroft Holmes is pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria. A madman has stolen a handbook full of plans
Sissy Insurgencies
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Marlon B. Ross
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-28 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In Sissy Insurgencies Marlon B. Ross focuses on the figure of the sissy in order to rethink how Americans have imagined, articulated, and negotiated manhood and boyhood from the 1880s to the present. Rather than collapsing sissiness into homosexuality, Ross shows how sissiness constitutes a historically fluid range of gender
TIME A Year in Review: 2016
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: The Editors of Time
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-09 - Publisher: Time Inc. Books

America's house was divided in 2016, as the nation took sides in a presidential contest that featured two highly controversial candidates, even as divisions between police and African-American communities continued to fester. It was a year of separations: Britons voted to leave the European Union, refugees continued to flee war-torn
Mycroft and Sherlock
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-09 - Publisher: Titan Books

The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes. It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes—now twenty-six and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office—has no interest in the killings; however his brother