O.J.: The Story of Football's Fabulous O. J. Simpson by Bill Libby

O.J.: The Story of Football's Fabulous O. J. Simpson

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Super runner, "Super schlepper," highly visible (as a TV commentator and soon to be actor), O. J. Simpson might seem to offer few surprises to his many fans. But Libby does reveal O. J.'s first name (Orenthel), inspire us by recalling the sprinter's childhood sufferings from calcium deficiency which made leg braces necessary and remembering the friendly advice from Willy Mays that helped O. J. change his wild ways. In between the play by plays, there are plenty of testimonials from coaches and fellow players and a few samples of O. J.'s own disarming self analysis ("I'm basically a nice guy. . . . But it's easy when you're on top").

Pub Date: April 1st, 1974
Page count: 192pp
Publisher: Putnam