Dennis Rodman is known for many things: historically fantastic rebounding, ridiculous action movies in which Jean-Claude Van Damme fights a tiger, wedding dresses, etc. What he's not known for, though, is being anything close to family-friendly. He likes to shock people, and for the most part that does not include imparting valuable life lessons to the children of the world.
So it may shock you to learn that Dennis Rodman has a real children's book available for purchase (although it's only on Amazon.com via an unaffiliated seller). From the Associated Press:
The Hall of Famer’s book, “Dennis The Wild Bull,” came out today, and fans will immediately recognize Rodman’s influence. The large red bull on the cover has flowing red hair, two nose rings, a tattoo and red stubble under his chin. [...]I think it's wise that Rodman chose a different audience and lesson for this book, because a children's book with a Rodman-esque title like "All Your Dreams Will Be Crushed" or "Let Me Show You My Piercings" probably wouldn't sell very well. Then again, maybe I don't understand the today's kids.
This venture is a big change from Rodman, who these days finds himself in the news for stories involving coaching a topless women's basketball team, a crazy birthday party held two months after his actual birthday, and failing to pay child support. You could be forgiven for thinking he's not the best role model for children, no matter his message.
The message, though, is pretty good, and we hope that kids all over the world learn the importance of being comfortable with themselves. Whether or not they need "Dennis the Wild Bull" for guidance is a separate issue.
Dennis Rodman has released a children?s book, obviously | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
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