Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today, from race and economic inequality to the business of sports and the media's influence on society. Abdul-Jabbar, the 7-foot-2 center who was named the NBA's MVP a record six times, has become an extraordinary author and shrewd observer of America's history and present culture. He has a passion for looking at American character and achievement—both the good and the bad—and for exploring the ways we can all make ourselves better.
In his newest book, Writings on the Wall, he explores the way America today is sharply divided along many cultural lines and suggests how we can bridge the gaps. Abdul-Jabbar uses his unique blend of erudition and authentic experience in these all-new essays on challenges faced by future generations of Americans, the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan warfare, and his own experiences as an athlete, African American, and Muslim.