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Tim KawakamiNobody has ever written so purely about Ali before. Maybe no one has ever written so purely about anyone.
—Los Angeles Times
Posted January 23, 2004
The book is a biography of the life of author Davis Miller and not of Muhammad Ali as one might first think. It follows his life from high school to the near present day and details his growing fascination with 'The Greatest' from his childhood. The book centres mainly around the author's life changing events and how Ali influenced them or pulled him through them. It ends with Miller meeting Ali, which prompted him to write his award winning story 'My Dinner With Ali', and how he came to be good friends with the champ. The book offers a great deal of insight into how Ali lives his life nowadays and how he has changed since his disability took a strong hold of him. Most of all it shows us that Ali is as strong as ever and needs pity from no-one. There are passages in this book that will make you cry, others that will make you laugh and some that will have you itching to know what happens next. For those who want to know about the real Ali I recommend this over biographies such as Muhammad Ali: His Life And Times, by Thomas hauser or King of the World by David Remnick. Should you choose to read this title and would like to read more about the man himself rather than his achievements, then I would recommend I'm A Little Special, A Muhammad Ali Reader, Edited by Gerald Early and The Best American Sportswriting Of The Century. Miller's article 'My Dinner With Ali' is in both. This too features more insight rather than dates and figures. If you want to read just one thing on Ali then make it 'the Tao Of Muhammad Ali'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 6, 2004
Reviewer: Zen from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England Davis Miller deserves a medal! He takes one of the last centuries greatest icons and places Ali firmly within the context of how everyday life unfolds via the medium of his (Miller's)own experience.There is great wisdom between the covers of this book. Enough said. You don't need more reviews,do yourself a favour JUST BUY IT AND READ IT! Miller's Tao of Bruce Lee is also good.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 14, 2009
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