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PistonPowered Book Club: Fab Five by Mitch Albom
Preview — Fab Five by Mitch Albom. Fans of the New York Times bestseller A Season on the Brink will savor this in-depth look at Michigan’s Fab Five, the all-freshmen starting basketball team that wowed the mitc and stormed through the NCAA college basketball tournament.
Paperbackpages. Published November 1st by Grand Central Publishing first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Fab Fiveplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 08, Harry Costea rated it liked it. This is my favorite book. I’ve reread it so many times that the glue in the binding is beginning to wear out.
I love college basketball. It’s like I’m right back in front of that tv again. But every time I read Fab Five, the stories off the court are what I love most.
J This is my favorite book. There’s no part of this book I don’t love, and I have been ridiculed by many a book lover over this fact. The Fab 5 is truly a terrific book.
Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream by Mitch Albom
It tells the story of five Wolverine freshman who revolutionized the sport of college basketball. Albom is a very consistant author and continues to uphold his reputation with this book. Albom does a magnificent job of going in-depth on why these 5 black freshman were different from the rest.
He also impresses with his attention to every player and how each is unique. The b ook comes across from multiple points of view and narrates how hard it was for these k The Fab 5 is truly a terrific book.
The b ook comes across from multiple points of view and narrates how hard it was for these kids to succeed. Throughout the story, they talk about the ups and downs of their careers. One of my favorite parts is when Coach K of Duke is talked about as someone who would only recruit, “Uncle Toms. Together, they made it slbom back to back NCAA tournament finals losing in them both much like Butler the past 2 years. During that span, leader Jalen Rose was called out many times for trash talk.
Although the whole team did it, Rose was pointed out and exploited most. Besides that, they were called out for their play and what they wore.
They were famous for wearing baggy shorts, black shoes and black socks. Although their accomplishments were tarnished by the Chris Webber scandal, in my opinion, the Fab 5 is one of the greatest stories ever. Albom is at his best in this novel when he chronicles the turmoil the mich faced. The profanity they recieved, the negative feedback, all of it is just a testament to how tightly knit they were.
Albom also does a great job aobom some of their moments. The classic is the Chris Webber timeout game. Albom makes you feel as if you were in the stands watching the game as it alhom. Although much praise is given to Fag for writing this novel, I think praise should go out to the players who lived it out and wrote history for us.
I give the book 5 stars and 2 thumbs up and recommend it to any sports fan Sep 13, Ben F rated it it was amazing. This book was amazing,it is about 5 basketball players at the university of Michigan. There were many scandals when they were playing there like they got caught with drugs, their grades were bad but they were still aloud to play, and they were being payed to play. I loved this book because it was fba attention grabbing and detailed. It made me feel confused because why would you risk your career to do those This book was amazing,it is bt 5 basketball players at the university of Michigan.
The Fab Five
It made me feel confused because why would you risk your career to do those things, I like the sports players who play because they love the game. I think basketball fans and fans of Michigan, and alhom interested in he topic of the Michigan scandal will love the book. I could compare this book to the price of silence it is a book about the duke lacrosse scandal and it is similar to the Fivw five because it is also about a scandal.
I hope you love this book as much as I do. Apr 05, Jarell added it. Fab Five by Mitch Albom, About a college basketball team, Michigan University, that had got real freshman talent in basketball.
Being a freshmen on a college basketball likely meant that you wouldn’t start no matter how good you are. Some players started that were freshmen but not a whole team. In a small number of two weeks all of the freshmen on the basketball team were starting and out shining all of Fab Five by Mitch Albom, About a college basketball team, Michigan University, that had got real freshman talent in basketball.
In a small number of two weeks all of the freshmen on the basketball team were starting and out shining all of the expectations. This book talks about the racial struggle the team had to go through and the book go’s through all of the players life’s.
I really enjoyed this book, i already new some things about the fab five but this book went deep into the experience and let me know things i didn’t know. The book was great the greatest sports book i have ever read. I recommend the book to all basketball fans maybe even people who aren’t. Aug 15, Nick Innis rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was an actual historic event in the basketball world in the ‘a.
I really enjoed it and i would read it again and again. Aug 23, April rated it liked it Recommends it for: People who enjoy biographies. Recommended to April by: I wanted to read because of the author. I was a little disappointed.
PistonPowered Book Club: Fab Five by Mitch Albom
Hard to pinpoint why. Mar 06, Jimmy Alford rated it it was amazing. The fab five book by Mitch Albom was basically a book covering the entire college basketball career of the most famous college basketball team of all time. The book covered how even though they were look up to, they made many dumb choices such as play madden in a crack house or allowing their agents to pay them which is one of the biggest rules to break and you can possibly never play in the league again.
It also covered the big deal with out rivalry over the Duke Blue Devils. At the time our ri The fab five book by Mitch Albom was basically a book covering the entire college basketball career of the most famous college basketball team of all time.
At the time our rivalry with Duke was a bigger deal than Michigan Ohio State. We faced them many times during this time span including the NCAA championship game which Michigan unfortunately lost. Overall the book did a really good job covering up every thing that happened tat happened over their entire career at U of M. It also covered at the end what happened to everyone on the team after all of the problems that they caused for themselves and other people and college basketball teams.
The only thing that really surprised me was that at of all people, Jalen Rose was the most immature. While at Michigan he made horrible decisions which involved being at a crack house. Today he is probably the most known player on that team.
He has his own radio show, he is on ESPN a lot and he also shows on many other television shows. He also is involved in a lot of different fundraisers ad charity events. The overall book was good but also painful to read considering the fact that I am a Michigan fan. I would highly recommend reading this book if you are either a basketball fan or a Michigan fan.
May 22, Kyle Knight rated it it was amazing. The book about the fabulous five basketball players, this book is my favorite book. The fab five changed basketball, black socks, long shorts and five freshmen. Unbelievable in this time period. Michigan never thought this would happened to them. To get five freshman that were all 4 or more star recruits.
All coached by Steve fisher, steve wanted all of these kids very bad. The fab five was 5 kids that were all from around the The book about the fabulous five basketball players, this book is my favorite book.
The fab five was 5 kids that were all from around the country and lived very different lifestyles. Jalen and Juwan were from the slums, growing up in the hood trying to make it out as basketball was there ticket. On the other hand you have Jimmy and ray the stars from Texas already living a celebrity life.