The Tao of Muhammad Ali (Vintage Originals)

The Tao of Muhammad Ali (Vintage Originals)

by Davis Miller (Author)

Synopsis

Muhammad Ali is the most famous figure in the history of sport and probably the most recognisable person on earth - truly 'the greatest'. Now in his fifties and fighting Parkinson's Disease, he remains a figure of enormous power. He and the author (a sportswriter in his early 40s and a big fan of Ali since his early teens) have become good friends. This is their story, the story of Ali now (at the centre of his family; working and travelling tirelessly for Islam; part prankster, part prophet) and Davis Miller's own story (his father dies during the course of the book; he marries; his has children; his son Isaac, is 10 at the end of the book when he visits Ali.) A unique and compelling story, rich with anecdotes and insights, it explores the nature of hero-worship, friendship and the relationship between fathers and sons.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 30 Jan 1997

ISBN 10: 0099753413
ISBN 13: 9780099753414
Book Overview: The compelling story of one man's friendship with the greatest boxer of all time - Muhammad Ali.

Media Reviews
Ali's life has been documented many times over, but never has anyone captured the essence of his ongoing appeal as well as Miller. A poignant and unforgettable portrait of the sports legend * Booklist *
A fine, rare book... This story is a classic, one of the standards against which I'll measure all other sports writing -- Glenn Stout * The Best American Sports Writing *
An elegant, moving portrait of the phenomenon that is Ali... Compelling * Independent *
Told in clear, spare prose, Miller's warm celebration of Ali will have readers cheering for the man who calls himself The Greatest of All Times - and for his Boswell too * Publishers Weekly *
Miller's memoir is every fan's ultimate dream-come-true. This is a tender, terrific one-of-a-kind book - a must-read -- Ron Shelton director and writer (Bull Durham, White Men Cant's Jump)
Author Bio
Davis Miller's writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Esquire, Sport magazine, Sports Illustrated, and numerous other periodicals. His first published story, 'My Dinner with Ali' was voted by the Sunday Magazine Editors Association to be the best essay published in a newspaper magazine in the US in 1989.