Collect This! Takes You Inside the New Charles Barkley Biography

Posted on 11/3/2022

Tim Bella breaks down the hows, whys and whens of his acclaimed bio of the Chuckster.

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called Timothy Bella’s new book, Barkley: A Biography, “A must-read for basketball devotees.” And Barkley’s Inside the NBA co-star Shaquille O’Neal added, “Charles is like a brother to me and there’s no one else like him. His larger-than-life persona shines through in Bella’s writing and I know this biography, of one of the world’s most entertaining people, will be enjoyed by many.” All of which is why Collect This! was thrilled to welcome Bella to the show.

“Tim Bella is an editor at the Washington Post and is known as a hard news writer,” noted Collect This! host Alan Goldsher, “but he’s a massive sports fan and a dogged researcher, so it turned out he was the perfect guy to write this truly epic book.”

Goldsher contined, “Card and memorabilia collectors will take away a whole bunch from the book and the episode. Barkley is an under-the-radar favorite amongst hobbyists, and this bio and the accompanying attention should ramp up interest.”

New episodes of CSG’s sports card and collectibles podcast Collect This! premiere every Thursday, and can be heard on Apple, Spotify and all major podcast platforms. For more information, write [email protected].

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