By Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris
From Publishers Weekly
In this autobiography, Norris and Abraham catalogue in a typically chronological style the foremost occasions of Norris's Horatio Alger–like lifestyles. After a tumultuous and impoverished early life marred by means of an alcoholic father, Norris grew to become his existence round through becoming a member of the army and studying a martial artwork, tang soo do, whereas stationed in Korea. Having accomplished a black belt, he again to the U.S. and equipped a profession as a karate teacher, successful six international championships. Norris counted many celebrities between his scholars, together with Steve McQueen, who, in addition to Bruce Lee, inspired Norris to pursue a movie and tv occupation. even if Norris and Abraham hire a bland kind of reportage, usually bereft of gentle transitions and replete with empty words reminiscent of "I've continuously had a unique position in my middle for children," the evidence of Norris's lifestyles make this ebook compelling. not just has he succeeded in martial arts and performing, yet he has a protracted, eclectic checklist of extra achievements and reviews, reminiscent of breaking a global checklist in boat racing and being an in depth good friend of the Bush relatives. whereas this e-book is being promoted as a Christian autobiography, Norris didn't totally embody a Christian way of life until eventually the mid-1990s. regardless of its restricted non secular content material, this memoir will please those that appreciate Norris's achievements and conservative activism.
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A big apple instances top vendor. thousands of individuals all over the world understand Chuck Norris because the megastar of greater than twenty films, a martial arts specialist, and the one guy within the Western Hemisphere to carry an 8th measure Black Belt Grand grasp in Tae Kwon Do. numerous others see him day-by-day in syndicated reruns because the hero of the longest operating CBS sequence to this point, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” What many don’t recognize is that Chuck Norris is a honest Christian–a guy whose religion performs a task in every little thing he does. opposed to All Odds is the inspirational tale of the way Norris overcame abject poverty from youth, the consequences of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the relations, and his personal shyness and shortage of energy and talent early in his lifestyles. Norris writes candidly concerning the earlier and provides God complete credits for the place he's today
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