I CAME AS A SHADOW
by John Thompson with Jesse Washington
"Profound ... A consequential book."
-- The New York Times
100 Notable Books of 2021 -- The New York Times
"Superb" -- The Washington Post
"I CAME AS A SHADOW is pure John Thompson -- direct, honest, and uncompromising. It's the story of how his large life unfolded amidst our nation's ongoing struggle to deal honestly with race. John saw himself first and foremost as a teacher. The lessons he leaves behind with this, his final gift to us, are more important than ever."
-- President Bill Clinton
"Every chapter will bring back a lot of great basketball memories from Thompson’s coaching days along with his playing career, his family ties, the people who inspired him and others. ... the book tells you stories that you didn’t know."
-- Philadelphia Tribune
Purchase at: Indiebound Amazon Barnes and Noble
Copies signed by Jesse Washington available here
Jesse's essay for The Undefeated on working with Thompson
by Rich Paul with Jesse Washington
from GQ magazine:
Rich Paul on Writing His Memoir and One Thing People Still Misunderstand About Klutch Sports
"This is something I always wanted to do, because I think the true give-back is education and knowledge and sharing life experiences. In the world we live in today, people only see the highlights. And the highlights aren't what necessarily makes someone. It's their resilience, it's their perseverance, it's their continuous ability to get up when falling. I always wanted to make sure people understood the journey, and how difficult it is. Making sure that they have the confidence to know that you have the capabilities, whatever your starting point may be..." read more
THE ART OF ROMARE BEARDEN
THE PREVALENCE OF RITUAL
by M. Bunch Washington
Second edition of the 1973 classic, published by Bunch's son, Jesse, in 1999
BLACK WILL SHOOT
by Jesse Washington
"This razor-sharp 2008 debut from Washington—the controversial former editor-in-chief of Vibe ’s spinoff magazine, Blaze —offers a searing look at the rap industry ... Washington courageously tells it like it is in this roman à clef about one of the most influential American subcultures of our era." -- Publisher's Weekly