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Mike captures the human side of Stabler, while still showing how the myth of Snake was born.
I grew up in the 70's and 80's as a Raider fan, and my favorite player was, you guessed it, Kenny "Snake" Stabler. So of course I was thrilled to read/listen to this biography.
It's a well researched and written biography. It starts with some basic info and a few anecdotes about his childhood, then goes into some details about his college career, and then the bulk of the book details his Pro Football career. Lots of stories and insights, lots of facts and statistics. It also talks about his, somewhat tragic, life after football, all the way up to his death.
I have also read the auto-biography by Ken Stabler, and while I'm glad I've read both, if I had to pick one, it would be this one. Stabler has a bunch of fun stories and such to tell, and there's something neat about hearing things from his mouth so to speak, but this book is newer so talks about more of his after football stuff, and there is also more insightful analysis of the man and what makes (or made) him tick.
Highly recommended to any Raider fan.