Got to Give the People What They Want

  • by Jalen Rose
  • Narrated by Jalen Rose
  • 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I want to start conversations and, even better, arguments." (From the Introduction)
One of the most outspoken and original voices in sports sounds off while revealing his incredible life story.
Jalen Rose has never been quiet. Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the '70s and '80s. Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary "Fab Five" at the University of Michigan. Not as the player under the stewardship of Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and others throughout his 13-year NBA career. And certainly not as a commentator and analyst on ABC/ESPN and Grantland.
In Got to Give the People What They Want, no topic is off limits.
Honest, unfiltered, unbiased. Raw, refreshing, real. This colorful collection of stories and opinions about basketball and life gives people the kind of insight and understanding they don't get anywhere else in the sports world.


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Amazing book - a MUST download / read

I downloaded this book on audible the day it came out and listened to it all in a day. This book truly gives the people what they want and left me wanting more (Bill Simmons alluded to 294 more stories in the fireword, maybe some day the other stories will be told).

Here are some thoughts:

1) Jalen is a great entertainer and storyteller.

Jalen does an excellent job of telling his life story and taking you behind the velvet rope of his life. It is an amazing one!

2) Jalen does an excellent job of highlighting certain issues that exist in society (a) the NCAA and (b) the issue of race in society and its impact in his life and the lives of those around him.

Jalen has a unique perspective when it comes to the NCAA and his upbringing gives him a differentiated perspective on life growing up in an urban neighborhood and the struggles one sees. Also he addresses how racism has adversely impacted several of his closest family and friends.

3) Jalen is a humble guy and even though this book could have been one ego trip (after all, the man is JALEN ROSE), Jalen gives credit to the unsung heroes that have shaped his life.

I am big fan of Jalen and his media work / basketball body of work. After reading the book, I am even more of a fan.

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- Terry


2nd audio book I've completed while working at UPS. Big shout out to Jalen and your boys Bill and Jacoby. Can't wait for the pod each day
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- Rachelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio