I'll Show You

October 31, 2020
I'll Show You

In 2012, Derrick Rose was on top of the world.After growing up in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Roseachieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected firstoverall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. The pointguard known to his family as “Pooh” was a phenom, winning theRookie of the Year award and electrifying fans around the world. In2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. He and theBulls believed the city’s first berth in the NBA Finals since theJordan era was on the horizon. Rarely had a bond between a playerand fans been so strong, as the city wrapped its arms around thehomegrown hero.Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by theUtah Jazz, a once surefire Hall of Fame career seemingly on thebrink of collapse. Many speculated his days in the NBA wereover.But Derrick Rose never doubted himself, never believed hisstruggles on and off the court were anything other than temporarysetbacks. Rather than telling the world he had more to give, hedecided to show them.I’ll Show You is an honest, intimate conversation with one ofthe world’s most popular athletes, a star whose on-court brillianceis matched only by his aversion to the spotlight. Written with NewYork Times bestselling author Sam Smith, Rose opens himself up tofans in a way they’ve never seen before, creating a document thatis as unflinching—and at times as uncomfortable—as a personaldiary.Detailing his childhood spent in one of his city’s mostdangerous neighborhoods; his relationships with both opponents andteammates; the pain and controversies surrounding hiscareer-altering injuries; his complicated relationship to fame andfortune; and his rise, fall, and reemergence as the player LeBronJames says is “still a superhero,” I’ll Show You is one of the mostcandid and surprising autobiographies of a modern-day superstarever written.