His new book is Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness.
For The Week magazine, O'Brien named his six favorite books about people who have beaten the odds, including:
King of the World by David RemnickRead about the other books O'Brien tagged.
When Muhammad Ali dies, obituaries will recount his flair and his fists, his career statistics, and his penchant for poetry. We'll hear interviews with people who once knew Ali, the kid from Louisville who made good. Mostly, though, people should just read Remnick's book.
View the video trailer for Outside Shot, and visit Keith O'Brien's website and Facebook page.
The Page 99 Test: Outside Shot.