Oh, Selena Roberts. The Sports Illustrated writer unleashed the biggest sports story of the year by revealing Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for steroid use during his Major League Baseball career. And then, to quickly capitalize, she wrote a book, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. It was originally slated to hit stores May 12, but an early leak of details to the New York Daily News pushed the release to today.
We've already discussed some of the more gossip-friendly bits from the book (to recap
: alleged steroid abuse in high school and known bitch tits), but it seems a good portion of the tome is Roberts playing armchair psychologist theorizing about Rodriguez's life.
"I think like any child, you never want to be abandoned again. In order to sort of keep people near him, people close, please people, I think he always felt that he had to be better than good," Roberts said in an interview with the AP while discussing Rodriguez's daddy issues.
There's also much to do about A-Rod's friendship with Madonna ("He was infatuated with her," says Roberts).
We obviously haven't read it yet, and we're not sure we will, but you can head to your local bookstore or Amazon
today and pick up a copy, and endure Roberts's quickly dashed-off physiological portrait of a baseball star. Or you could just read the blogs for the highlights. (Full disclosure: Roberts once kinda wrote
about me for the New York Times
It was the worst thing I have ever read.)