There are celebrities and so-called legends. And then there is Wilton Norman Chamberlain, unique and unforgettable, and one of the 20th century’s greatest and most controversial athletes.
Wilt: Larger Than Life examines Chamberlain’s fascinating story on and off the basketball court, from his childhood in Philadelphia to his death in Los Angeles in 1999. The author spent three years crisscrossing the country researching Wilt’s life and gathering stories from the most important people in it; and another two years writing it. The result is the most thorough and entertaining book ever written about this American icon, a worthy addition to the annals of sports biographies.
Dick Schapp, the renowned journalist and author, called it “the definitive Wilt Chamberlain biography.”