I wanted to hate this book. After all, it was Ray Allen who stole the 2013 championship from my beloved Spurs. But From the Outside is fun and compelling (even when he details his famed Game 6 shot). Add this to your collection of basketball books.
- Shea Serrano, author of Basketball (And Other Things) and The Rap Year Book
We see dimensions of Ray Allen, on and off the court, we never knew or appreciated.
- William C. Rhoden, writer-at-large for ESPN's The Undefeated, and author ofForty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
Ray Allen is the product of hard work, grit, efficiency, and the sweetest stroke in the history of the game. He swishes this book like everything else he has done in his life.
- Seth Davis, basketball analyst for CBS Sports and author of Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams
The three-point assassin Ray Allen reveals himself as a complex, deeply feeling man in this fresh, new portrait.
- Ron Shelton, director of White Men Can't Jump
Allen goes behind the box scores to offer an insightful and notably introspective look at his life in basketball...he looks at the game and his part in it with a refreshing, always thoughtful candor. - Booklist
Allen's astute telling provides a bracing reminder that athletes' success comes from the right attitude, the right skills, and the right set of circumstances.
- Publishers Weekly