- Title: Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, The American Dream
- Author: Mitch Albom
- ISBN: 9780446601191
- Page: 386
- Format: Mass Market
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 country and stormed through the 1992 NCAA college basketball tournament 16 pages of photos.
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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 basketball. I love college basketball. My brother and I were devoted fans of the Fab Five back in the early 90s, and sometimes when I read the NCAA tournament stories from this, I find myself thinking that maybe THIS time things will end differently. 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 [...]
The Fab 5 is truly a terrific book. 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 ki [...]
This book was amazing,it is about 5 basketball players at the university of Michigan. The players names are Chris Webber, Jalen Rose,Juawn Howard, Jimmy King, and Mitch Albom. 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 so attention grabbing and detailed. It made me feel confused because why would you risk your career to do those [...]
Fab Five by Mitch Albom, About a college basketball team, Michigan University, that had got real freshman talent in basketball. The players they got were Chris Webber, Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson. 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 [...]
its a great book for basketball fans and especially if your a Michigan fan. This was an actual historic event in the basketball world in the 1990'a. I really enjoed it and i would read it again and again.
I was a little disappointed. Hard to pinpoint why
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. Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy king and Ray Jackson. 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 c [...]
Fab Five by Mitch Albom was probably my favorite book I have read all semester. I have previously watched the 30 for 30 on ESPN about the fab five, so I was very excited to read this book when I saw it in the library. In 1991, the University of Michigan basketball team recruited arguably the best class to date, and at the time, nobody had seen anything like it. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a freshman to start in college basketball. In fact, on top teams most starters are freshman, but in 199 [...]
Entertaining book on an iconic team. Albom struck while the iron was hot and published this book in 1993, only shortly after Chris Webber was declared for the draft. More distance would be needed to really understand the Fab Five as the cultural sensation that they were. There are a number of questions that Albom touches on but doesn't really do anything with:- Was Fischer the write coach for the team?- Were they really that GOOD or just original?- Why were they so polarizing and what element di [...]
Great read when I was a teenager in the 90’s and loved the Fab Five.
I really loved this book. It brings you into the life of star college basketball players. It expresses the controversy and adversity these five freshman went through. Non-Fiction.
For my third Cinco de Mayo reading I returned to Mitch Albom and the circus act known as the Fab Five. I have only seen portions of the documentary that Jalen Rose produced for ESPN recently, but I have read much of the commentary on the controversy it stirred up. That turned my attention back to Albom’s book. Of the three books discussed here (and the three books by Albom I’ve read recently) this one was easily my favorite. That’s to be expected, considering my personal connection to the [...]
ecounts the remarkable story of University of Michigan basketball players Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson, and chronicles their success in the NCAA tournaments of 1992 and 1993ut the 1990s Michigan Wolverines men's basketball players known collectively as the Fab Five: Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. It chronicles the recruitment, glory years, notorious time-out fiasco, cultural impact and the scandal that followed these pla [...]
The Fab Five by Mitch Albom this is definitely my favorite book i have read in a while. I would rate this book 5 stars because it is so fun to read especially if you like college basketball, and because once you're into it’s tough to put down. I would recommend it to a friend especially basketball fans. The book showcases the five fabulous freshman Michigan University had got and lead by coach Steve Fisher.The start of an era coach Fisher got called up at a sort of a strange time. It was stran [...]
The Book, Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, The American Dream, by Mitch Album is an excellent book for any sports fan or anyone who wants to know more about the history of the University of Michigan Basketball team. This book gave an in-depth description on Michigan University Basketball team from the years of 1991 to 1993 which was more known as The Fab Five. This book is about five incoming freshman from all around the United States all coming from different backgrounds all want to play for t [...]
Wow, a book review will not be able to explain how great of a book this is. "Fab Five" by Mitch Albom is easily one of the best books about college basketball you could ever possibly read. This book is about five African-Americans who completely culture shocked the entire college basketball community. Many people were used to seeing people play fundamentally. The Fab Five wanted to change people's perception of basketball. The most notable player of the Fab Five is Chris Webber. In his first yea [...]
As far as college basketball books go, and I've read many, this is miles ahead of the pack. The story of the first two seasons of the Greatest Class Ever Recruited, the Fab Five of Michigan is incredible in and of itself, but somehow Albom manages to bring it to another level. The good times, the controversies and the legend of the class are all bought to life in this amazing book by a brilliant author. Albom brings another dimension to your average sports journalism, making you feel like you're [...]
I think that this book is a five star book. I believe this because it describes the beginning of a new college basketball era. In this book it describe a recruiting class that shaped college for the better and the worse. Steve fisher wanted to make a statement that his team, not the coach before him could win a championship. Chris webber, jalen rose, Juwan howard, ray jackson, and Jimmy king was his answer. All five freshman would start for steve fisher and the Michigan wolverines, being the onl [...]
The Fab 5 is an amazing book. I enjoyed it because it tells the story of five Michigan Wolverine Basketball freshman who changed the sport of college basketball. Mitch Albom is a very consistent author and continues to uphold his reputation with this book. Mitch Albom does a great job of going in-depth on why these 5 freshman were different from the rest. The book comes across from multiple points of view and narrates how hard it was for these kids to succeed which was my favorite part of it. Th [...]
This book was great. Ive already seen the documentary about the fab five but this just took it to a whole new level of detail. I loved how he describes the way that every player commits. It was like watching a movie and switching from character to character. And when hes talking about somebody and then just goes off onto a completely new train of thought. But i didn't really like how long it took for him to get to when they where actually playing. It just seemed sometimes like he put unnessicary [...]
My book is about 4 college basketball players on Michigan wolverines. The main characters are Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Jawan Howard, and Ray Jackson. The main characters are basketball players. Their adventures are making it two three national championships. My favorite character is Chris because he is like the leader on the floor he leads by example as well as vocal.I could relate to Chris because he has the most athletic ability out of all of them. The characters went though this [...]
Mitch Albom as a writer is pure genius! The book is really well constructed and flows conversationally throughout which makes it really entertaining. This has to go down as one of the best sports books of all time. Fab Five is a great book for any sports fan and especially those who love following recruiting. Albom breaks down the realities of recruiting poor black kids from the inner city and that, as sad as it is, racial issues still exist. This book isn't just for the true blue fans; it's for [...]
This book is one of my favorite books. I say this because for one it's about basketball and it has to do with Michigan which always makes me happy. Just the explanation of the fab give gives me a spark because this really has a chapter in basketball history.The author Mitch Albom wrote this book. I'm not that familiar with other books he has written but after reading this, I plan continuing reading books he had written. Not just a author, but the number-one sportswriter in the nation. My favorit [...]
This was one of the first basketball books that I ever read as I was just getting into the sports book genre. For me, it will always be one of the standards in sports book journalism. I actually work at the school where I first checked the book out of the library and I've been frustrated quite a few times as I have browsed through our collection and found that the book has been weeded out. After watching ESPN's Fab Five documentary, I finally resolved to just buy the book and I wasn't disappoint [...]
The Fab Five was written by Mitch Albom as a biography on a young freshman Michigan team with small town players with big dreams. These 5 small town black boys from different cities all had the same love, basketball. They all wanted to do nothing with their lives but play basketball.The author, Mitch Albom, wrote this book to teach and entertain people. The way it taught people was about all of the five players lives and where the come from and how they grew up, meaning, their financial state an [...]
For some time, I thought that the more recent revelations about Chris Webber and the Fab Five at Michigan and all the rules that were broken in bringing that team together completely diminished what they were able to accomplish. But when I look back, I think that while the university and the program ultimately paid a hefty and fair price, what those kids did on the basketball floor as freshmen was and continues to be one of the greatest feats in the history of the NCAA Tournament. What is eye-op [...]
In 1992, during the middle of march madness and the NCAA tournament history was being made. The MIchigan Wolverines were a 6 seed at the time and had the best recruiting class of all time. It just so happens all of those freshman started and kicked off a revolution. On that team it had, Jimmy King, Chris Webber, Jalen, Rose, Dujuan Howard, and Ray Jackson. They ended up going to the tournament in an unorthodox fashion making unpredictable upsets. They started wearing black socks and baggy short [...]
This book was about the "Fab Five's" rise to fame as one of the most iconic basketball teams ever. Throughout the story, the Michigan Wolverines (aka the Fab Five) are depicted as the villains of the NCAA tournament for their actions and appearance. The book is set in the early 90's where there is still a large amount of racial tension, so issues come up because of all starting members of the team being black. How will they react to the media and country scrutinizing them throughout the biggest [...]
The Fab Five is a great non-fiction novel that represents going against society to accomplish great things. When the Fab Five all signed their letters to go to Michigan no one thought they would start. When they started no one thought they would win, and when they won and made the championship game two years in arrow they were ridiculed for trash talking, wearing baggy clothes, and listening to rap. No one believed in the Fab Five besides themselves and their coach and no one wanted them to succ [...]
The best word to describe the book "Fab Five" was thrilling. Every game, every shot and every second kept me on the edge of my seat with my eyes wide open. This books main focus was to tell the story of the University of Michigan’s five talented freshmen or the “fab five” as they were called and how they changed the game of basketball forever. In the beginning, Mitch Albom did a phenomenal job introducing the main characters (Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jacks [...]
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