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The Tao of Bruce Lee: A Martial Arts Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

In this companion volume to his critically acclaimed first book, The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Davis Miller turns his attention to a second iconic figure of the twentieth century--and another of Miller's own seminal influences: film star and martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Just weeks after completing Enter the Dragon, his first vehicle for a worldwide audience, Bruce Lee--the self-proclaimed world's fittest man--died mysteriously at the age of thirty-two. The film has since grossed over $500 million, making it one of the most profitable in the history of cinema, and Lee has acquired almost mythic status.

Lee was a flawed, complex, yet singular talent. He revolutionized the martial arts and forever changed action moviemaking. But what has his legacy truly meant to the fans he left behind? To author Davis Miller, Lee was a profound mentor and a transformative inspiration. As a troubled young man in rural North Carolina, Miller was on a road to nowhere when he first saw Enter the Dragon, an encounter that would lead him on a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey and would change his life.

As in The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Miller brilliantly combines biography--the fullest, most unflinching and revelatory to date--with his own coming-of-age story. The result is a unique and compelling book.

Synopsis:

Combining biography and personal memoir, this portrait of a great martial arts master explores the life of the man who began as an obscure Hong Kong actor and now occupies iconic stature in American culture.

About the Author

Davis Miller's writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. His first published story, "My Dinner with Ali," was a finalist for the 1990 National Magazine Award and in 1999 was judged by David Halberstam to be one of the fifty best pieces of sports writing of the twentieth century. His story "The Zen of Muhammad Ali" was nominated for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize and was later included in the 1994 edition of The Best American Sports Writing. Davis Miller has two children and lives near Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307560506
Subtitle:
A Martial Arts Memoir
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Author:
Miller, Davis
Author:
Davis Miller
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Tao
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Martial Arts-Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010605
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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The Tao of Bruce Lee: A Martial Arts Memoir
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