Metta World Peace dosen’t stop to fascinate people. While Kobe Bryant is recovering from his Achilles injury and Dwight Howard trying to decided whether or not to stay with the Lakers, World Peace is enjoying his days off writing children’s book.
(….) World Peace just released a children’s book titled “Metta’s Bedtime Stories.” The back of the book’s cover reveals the bedtime stories include the following titles, “Tomorrow,” “Reach for the Sky,” “One Wish,” “Mud in My Bed,” and “I’m Afraid of the Dark.”
But this 34-page illustration book geared for 4 to 10 year olds go beyond World Peace making silly jokes. The book, available, available online here and on Amazon for $12.95 for soft cover and $14.95 for hard cover, will have a portion of those proceeds benefitting World Peace’s foundation, Xcel University which primarily raises funds and supports various mental health charities and programs.
Some of the proceeds will also help the foundation run by World Peace’s father, the Artest foundation, which supports inner city youth geared toward promoting non-violence.
World Peace defiantly has some child in him and isn’t afraid to show it. At the Lakers recent exit interviews, World Peace wore a cookie monster T-shirt with Mitch Kupchak, the Lakers general manager. In retrospect he’s kind of like a good- hearted adolescent. He surely means well even collaborating Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and his “Talk It Out” campaign.
World Peace however has another side that doesn’t necessarily have an off-and-on switch to determine what he shouldn’t say. Regardless it makes him and interesting teammate on the Lakers team and perhaps his mentality and personality makes him a good author.