Steve’s Reads: Shaq Talks Back

                                   Dedicating myself to reading books again has made me improve as a writer. Especially with being heavily engrossed in the Vince Flynn book “American Assassin” prior to this website re-launching almost two years ago, and my ongoing reading of The Catcher In The Rye.        

But more on those two books later, as this week’s book review is of a book that I started to read towards the end of my sophomore year in high school and eventually finished two days after that particular school year had ended, along with it being a book that inspired my writing style. 

Ladies and gentlemen, this is my review of Shaquille O’Neal’s second book, Shaq Talks Book.                 

Originally published on April 7, 2011, Shaq Talks Back chronicles a lot of things in this book, such as Shaquille O’Neal being born in New Jersey, spending most of his childhood in Germany, his college days at LSU, his days with the Orlando Magic and his magical 1999-00 season culminating in an NBA championship. Plus, he talks about his off-the-court encounters with such celebrities as Marilyn Manson and the late Notorious B.I.G. And of course, he tells all of it with complete candor.

Overall, this book is entirely engrossing to the point that you’re very likely to lose track of time. It’s also a book that doesn’t have one dull moment in it and that’s no surprise because its author is none other than Shaquille O’Neal, an already fascinating person who becomes even more fascinating to whomever has already read and/or is reading this book. It’s a slam dunk by a man who was known for doing just that quite often throughout his 19-year career in the NBA. This book is also a must read for both true basketball fans and Shaquille O’Neal fans. I highly recommend it!