"Becoming Kareem" is the autobiography of the basketball legend all time record holder Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In the book, Kareem talks about his journey of finding purpose. The idea of stepping out of the herd and thinking for ourselves, finding our place in this crowded world full with given truths, even if that place has nothing to do with everything and everyone that we ever knew, having the courage and bravery to carve out our own path and find our own voice, having enough depth to learn from history and reflect on current events to see our place in this world and how we can make our own impact or at the very minimum be aware of who we are and where do we stand in relation to our past, present and future . The book is a highly recommended read for anyone really, whether you have been struggling with identity questions, finding purpose in life, but also if you are a person who has been content or never had the trigger to question your place in the world, the book is sure to shake you out of your comfort zone and force you to think critically. Naturally people belonging to any visible minority groups will identify with many of the issues and struggles discussed in the book. The book is also an excellent read for young adults for promoting values of motivation, hard work and perseverance. Spiritually speaking, Kareem discusses his journey from a Christian catholic background towards the Muslim faith, and what changing his name and religion meant for him and also what it cost him and where it led him.
Last but not least all you basketball fanatics will love to read the life story of this amazing basketball legend because you know ball is life.
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