Bruce Lee: A Life

Bruce Lee: A Life

?The first noteworthy treatment of its subject?and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative threads proliferate.? ?The New York Times Book Review The most authoritative biography?featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs?of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-h ?The first noteworthy treatment of its subject?and a definitive one at that...Fascinating narrative t...

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Title:Bruce Lee: A Life
Author:Matthew Polly
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:1501187627
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:656 pages pages

Bruce Lee: A Life Reviews

  • Larry
    Jul 08, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

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  • Kevin
    Jun 23, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

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  • Andrew
    Jul 10, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

  • Phoebe
    Jul 07, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

  • Dan Thalkar
    Jun 20, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

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  • Micky Lee
    Jul 08, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

  • Ron S
    Jun 22, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

  • Kristine
    Jun 17, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

  • David
    Jul 12, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

  • John Allen
    Jul 03, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

  • Kevin
    Jun 26, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Jun 02, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

  • John
    Jun 28, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

  • Bill
    Jun 30, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

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  • Ngee Ping Tio
    Jun 14, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jason Weber
    Jul 03, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

  • RJ Patten
    Jun 25, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Danny
    Jun 26, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Trung Nguyen Dang
    Jun 20, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

  • Marie
    May 05, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

  • Tim McLean
    Jun 24, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

  • Charlie
    Jun 28, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

  • John Spiller
    Jun 13, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

  • Brian
    Jul 10, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

  • Jim Waller
    Jul 11, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jonathan Sung
    Jun 30, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • John Lim
    Jul 06, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

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    ...

    ...

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    ...

  • Alan Canvan
    Jun 16, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

  • Michael John Toy
    Jun 22, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

    ...

  • Enon666
    Jun 15, 2018

    I remember the craze about kung fu movies when I was a young teen and then hearing about Bruce Lee?s passing and I didn?t understand a lot about it. The remedy for that was reading this book about Bruce Lee?s life. It was so engrossing for me that I read it quite quickly, althoug...

    Bruce Lee was a hero to many people of all cultures. He made his moves in the movies look effortless. He wanted to be known as an actor, not just someone who did "Kung Fu. He died at an early age due to cerebral edema. No one was sure how this came about. There were pictures of his fam...

    A well researched, definitive, readable biography about the actor and martial arts star, separating fact from legend and myth. ...

    I thought I knew a lot about Bruce Lee but wow was I wrong. This biography of the martial arts great, film star and cult idol/icon is eye opening. Delving into all facets of Lee?s life, the good and the bad, this is just a fascinating portrait of a truly larger than life character an...

    Matthew Polly's BRUCE LEE: A LIFE is the definitive and authoritative biography fans of the Little Dragon have been waiting to read for more than four decades. This mammoth, 650-page book about the martial arts film superstar who died at age 32 is packed with new information and, like ...

    This is the newest (released only 15 days ago) and is the definitive biography on Bruce Lee. The martial artist is the first movie star I got to know when I grew up and thus I'm quite interested in getting to know him and his life better. The book is super well-researched, with lots ...

    A skinny, frail Chinese kid determinedly self-invents to become one of the most influential celebrities ever: the father of mixed martial arts, the man who changed the image of the Chinese male, and whose "shredded" physique changed the ideal male body--and who died tragically young at...

    Being involved in Martial Arts for almost 25 years, I am a fan of Bruce Lee. I read all the books and watched all the movies, and then I saw this book at Barnes and Noble. I read a lot and I don?t give out 5 stars that often. I wish I could give this one more. If you are a martial Ar...

    a great book about an extraordinary person a must read ...

    This was - absolutely - an outstanding read! Although I new quite a bit about Bruce Lee, being a lifetime fan of his work, there was a lot that I didn?t know that this book revealed. I now appreciate the man, as well the legacy he left behind, so much more. This book will definitely ...

    I've been a Bruce Lee scholar as far back as I can remember. At various points in my life, he's played different roles: Childhood Hero, Martial Guru, Zen Mystic, Punk Rock Non Conformist, American Icon. As a child of the 70's/80's whose sole interests were Comic Books, Star Wars, Rocky...

    Bruce Lee is one of those iconic figures who most people instantly recognize but know little about. He's like Che Guevara in that regard -- he's an image that connotes some form of cool, though most couldn't tell you why. Matthew Polly's "Bruce Lee" makes a compelling case that Bruce L...

    A big bite of Bruce Lee... There are great swathes of information in this book that have already been presented throughout the general catalogue of Bruce Lee documentaries, and a lot of the details may not strike a devout fan as revelatory. However, "Bruce Lee: A Life" still succee...

    Learn about the man, not the myth This is an excellent and extremely well researched biography. It sifts through all the hype, legends and stories that have surrounded Bruce Lee since his untimely death. The author really depicts Bruce as a driven, charismatic, volatile and very hu...

    ?Develop the tools, refine the tools, then dissolve the tools.? Rating:5/5 ?The martial arts are used as a tool to portray the self-evolution of man.? ?Teachers should never impose their favorite patterns on their students. They should be finding out what works for...

    Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early June. With a loose sense of chronology, exuberant narration, and the last 40% of the book devoted to an inquest on Lee's death, the future of jeet kune do, and the career of Brandon Lee, this biography...

    Finally, a Bruce Lee biography worth reading. My only quibble is the anachronistic use of the phrase "McDojo." Didn't exist until the 90s and likely did not apply to any karate school in the 1960s. ...

    Bruce Lee died of heatstroke. ...

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