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Approaching Ali
Author: Davis Miller

ISBN: 9781631491153
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23 November 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.5 x 2.2
Description:
The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali's life after boxing, told through the story of an unexpected friendship.

On Easter weekend 1988, then struggling writer and movie store clerk Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali's mother's modest house in Louisville, knocked on the front door, and waited for an answer. It had been over two decades since he'd first glimpsed The Champ on a black-and-white television?when Miller was an eleven-year-old boy, shattered by the unexpected loss of his mother?and he felt the time had come for him to personally thank the man whose fearlessness, grace, and tenacity gave him the power to overcome a near-paralyzing depression. When the door finally opened, Miller would not only get to meet his "spiritual constant" but also begin a surprising and tender new friendship that would forever transform his life.

Today, more than twenty-five years later, the two still share an uncommon bond, the sort that can be fashioned only in serendipitous ways and fortified through shared experiences. Miller now draws from those remarkable moments to give us a quietly startling portrait of a great man physically ravaged but spiritually young. ...

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