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Publisher's Summary

Ex-NFL player, gentleman scholar, and Fox Sports personality Marcellus Wiley sucks you into a world of inner-city violence, Ivy League intrigue, and pro-football escapades that's one part touching, one part hilarious, and all parts impossible to put down.

Marcellus Wiley has never had a problem expressing his opinion, whether it was growing up in Compton with a football tucked under his arm, or going to college at Columbia University, where he learned to survive Advanced Calculus and self-important pseudo-intellectuals. Or making it to the NFL against all odds, where he put together a 10-year career of massive paydays, massive painkillers, and massive sacks of everyone from Steve Young to Peyton Manning.

Now, in Never Shut Up, Fox Sports' hottest rising persona doesn't hold back as he goes off on everything that's controversial with the game today, from concussions to political protests to inherent violence that's worse than the hood he grew up in. Not because he hates football, but because he wants to save it.

Marcellus has never held back, even when a lot of people wanted him to. Now, he's letting it all hang out - right there in this audiobook. Way more than just another book about the latest NFL scandals, this warm, moving, and genuinely funny story of awkward transitions, family loyalty, fame, fortune, and failure will make you fall in love with Marcellus - and football - all over again.

In Never Shut Up, Marcellus will take you on a truly unique journey from Crenshaw to Broadway to the Buffalo Bills and back again, sometimes making you laugh, sometimes making you cry, but always leaving you entertained.

©2018 Marcellus Wiley (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A candid, thoroughly appealing autobiography from an NFL player-turned-television personality who has crossed boundaries and achieved success at every level." (Library Journal)

“There are plenty of football anecdotes and insider observations here to please fans, but Wiley’s book will also appeal to anyone who values self-awareness, determination, and hard work.” (Booklist

“An effective sports memoir, inspiring, good-natured, and sometimes rueful.” (Kirkus

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Incredibly interesting memoir!

I usually do not listen to memoirs by people less than 65 years old but NEVER SHUT UP by Marcellus Wiley is a worthwhile exception. The content is excellent but the best part is the narration by the author. Very highly recommended!

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Never Shut Up‼️The Audible is Bomb💫

Never Shut Up by Marcelles Wiley is a must read but the audible version is exceptionally entertaining‼️ Marcellus is Raw Real and Hilarious... my son and I listened to Never Shut Up on the way to school and basketball practice... we had a ball while sitting in traffic; sometimes sitting in the car to finish listening to the end of chapter once we were home‼️
As a former athlete and a single mom I found it to be insightful as well as an excellent bonding experience with my son as he’s growing into a young black man.
Wiley’s honesty and colorful narrative style are identifiable to all races & ages especially our younger generation that is interested in becoming professional athletes.
It is refreshing to hear a former NFL Player who has become just as successful in the media candidly talk about his experiences in life,college, and the NFL who focuses on the importance of Education and getting a college degree.
I strongly recommend Never Shut Up for all young athlete’s...the Audible is inspirational, funny and an extremely exciting listening experience ‼️

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STORY TELLING AT ITS BEST! A MUST READ!

Enjoyed every second of this book! I could not quit listening to this candid story of Marcellus Wiley's life. It was also very up-lifting. If you have ever been in a place that makes you want to feel like a victim, this book will more than likely change your way of thinking. I laughed, cried and was often wanting to bite my nails as I listened to it on a recent trip. I highly recommend it and am wanting Mr. Wiley to write another book....SOON!

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Awesome Journey!!! Awesome Book!

Can't wait for book two to come out! I'm so glad I listened to it. Superb story telling!

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Good and humble man

Mr. Wiley is a good man, that was my biggest take from the book. I loved his humor and his ability to be vulnerable at times. He made mistakes as we all do. But he is and was always in a state of becoming a better person. Wiley gives an amazing vibe on the importance of family. The state of the family is in decline in America in so many ways today. I wish the book had even more to say, more life details but then again Mr. Wiley is still a young man and will go on to do many more things in life. I enjoyed the intellectual honest in the book, no tribal preaching as is the norm of today, just an honest human evaluation of each circumstance. Mr. Wiley also holds himself accountable at all times, I really appreciated that. A good book by a good man

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Enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. I’ve been a big fan of Marcellus Wiley for a long time. It was nice to hear where he comes from and what makes him go.

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Entertaining and Narrated by the Author

Really good book. Glad to listen to it. I’ve been a supporter of Marcellus from his interviews with JB and role on ESPN and FSN. His book is comedic, inspiring, and a feel good story. A little sad though about the long term effects from his injuries and the medication. Would recommend to everyone.

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As a youth, I too grew up in South Central Los Angeles and made it out but not unscathed. I didn't attend Columbia University but I did pretty well for myself and attended Xavier University of Louisiana (an historic HBCU). Getting out of Los Angeles & meeting, forging & maintaining relationships with people whom I would've never met in LA was an awesome experience. Seeing black excellence on campus & in the classroom everyday was inspiring. Our black women are awesome!!

Marcellus's well chronicled journey from Compton to his professional life is an excellent model to black and brown youth who think they cannot make it out of the "hood". Excellent read for not only young black boys & girls but all of us who sometimes feel there's no way out of our current plight. Excellent job Marcellus!

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very good read

i could close my eyes and it felt as if i was there and he put alot of emotion in it

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This was a must read for me

Marcellus Wiley did an amazing job telling his story.

Thanks for all inspiration you have given me in my life from your play on the field and the way approach life. You have been such an inspiration in my life.