DETROIT (WWJ) – Former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy Dennis Rodman is now a children’s author.

The NBA Hall of Famer has penned a book called “Dennis The Wild Bull.” The book’s website says it will “convey good lessons to children based on Dennis’ own experiences as a world-class athlete while overcoming obstacles as a child.”

Dennis, who recently reconnected with his father after 42 years of separation, thinks the book will help him better his relationship with his own kids.

The book is due out later this year. You can pre-order a copy of the book, signed by Rodman, for $30 at

Rodman played with the Pistons from 1986-1993. While with the Pistons, Rodman won two NBA Championships as well as appearing in the All-Star game in 1990 and 1992. He was the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons.

He made waves on and off the court, dating pop superstar Madonna, throwing a parade featuring himself in full makeup and a bridal gown, getting elaborate tattoos and headline-making hairstyles.

Most recently, Rodman appeared on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab” with Dr. Drew in 2009, where he revealed his alcoholism, started recovery and tried to make amends with family. He was also admitted into rehab in 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a domestic violence charge.

One year ago, Detroit sports fans showed Rodman an outpouring of love when his jersey was retired at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame last year.