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Unsettled Matters: The Life and Death of Bruce Lee based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I had grown up watching all the Bruce Lee movies and even Bruce Lai, Bruce Le, and any other imitators who wanted to be like him. I also read tons and tons of magazine articles on him, bought various books on him and still didn't know much at all about the real Bruce Lee. I was simply mesmorized by anything to do with Bruce Lee until I read this book. It is truthful and everyone that's still pumped up by all the hype about Bruce Lee should read it and get a large dose of reality. It's time to wake up, people! My outlook on Bruce Lee is forever changed. Now I know better. And when talking about the 'best' fighter in the world, just remember, there is no best fighter, including Bruce Lee. Thank you Tom for your honest insight, I truly appreciate it. It is liberating.
I believe most of the things in the book but I do feel that the author has concentrated on the negative side of Bruce. When ever there was a chance of looking at a situation in two different ways the authors went with the negative. Also the case of Anabolic Steriods....the author claims that Bruce used both Anabolic steroids and Cortisons. Well, Cortisons are Catabolic steroids that act in the complete opposite way. ..so how were they of any benefit to Bruce. He might have just been using them to eliminate the effects of the heavy Cortisone that he was using. Not to mention the fact that Bruce was LOSING weight during the last years. Heavy anabolic steroid use (that can cause liver damage) increase the weight dramatically no matter how little or how much one trains. Even in the Big Boss, Bruce looked nothing more than a healthy person. I never thought that Bruce Lee was God but I do think that the author has a very rudimentary knowledge of medicine and at times was making something out of nothing. For all I know the author could be just another 'friend' trying to cash in on his share of the Bruce Lee myth (in his own way). John from NY.