You can expect that parking’s going to be tight in downtown Huntington Tuesday night when Book Revue bookstore welcomes basketball legend Dennis Rodman to talk about and sign his new book, “Dennis the Wild Bull.”
Even if you’re “not that into” basketball, if you grew up in the late ‘80’s and ‘90’s you’ve probably heard of Rodman. It was pretty hard to miss the headlines praising his skills on the court or those that marveled at his wild child antics. The former Chicago Bulls star is as well known for leading his team, alongside Michael Jordan, to three consecutive NBA championships as for his personal “style.” Full body tattoos, bleached—or orange or green— hair, piercings, women’s clothing, one could go on about his choices in fashion. For all of the Hall of Famer’s athletic prowess—he is, after all, considered to be one of the sports’ top rebounders—as well as his film cameos and appearances on reality TV, there is one career move one would not have predicted for him—that of “children’s author.”
But it’s true. “Dennis the Wild Bull,” which Rodman wrote with Dustin Warburton—whose name appears below his in much smaller print— is indeed a children’s book. Other than the nice play on words in the title, one has been hard pressed to get an actual description of the story. Press from the publisher promises, however, that Rodman’s aim is “to relay a positive message to our countries [sic] youth and to his own children.”
Rodman whose NBA career spanned from 1986 to 2000, played for the Detroit Pistons, The San Antonio Spurs, the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. He is dedicating his first children’s book to his children.
The signing will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 pm. Book Revue is located at 313 New York Avenue, Huntington NY 11743 • Tel: (631) 271-1442 • Fax: (631) 271-5890 firstname.lastname@example.org.