Is Muhammad Ali one of Snoop Dogg's musical influences?
Feb 6, 2009
This is a fun, quick read that is, more than anything else, a collection of memories created by one of Ali's closest friends. By that I mean it feels very much like a scrapbook put together by a loved one.
George Lois went through many of Ali's biggest skirmishes, both in and out of the ring, with him. Because of this, he's able to put together this collection of quotes, pictures, interviews, etc and make it into not only something that I think Ali himself would love to read, but any fan of the Ali will leave on the coffee table in the hopes that everyone who sees it will pick it up.
Ali is easily one of this generation's greatest sports (and world) heroes, and this book highlights an aspect we all knew was there but seldom dwell upon or look too much into. Not only was he a fighter, but he was a poet and a master wordsmith. He had so many great one-liners and sing-song taunts and rants, it's no wonder people couldn't wait to ehar what he said next.
But don't get this book expecting any substantial biographical information on Ali, because that's not the point.