In this book, Grandmaster Allen Joe tells an extraordinary personal story of his family, true love, triumph, heartbreaks, and his best friends. Here is the true story told with enormous honesty, keen insight, passion, and essence of the human life.
Allen takes us inside his family in Oakland's Chinatown before World War II and shares his experience of war and meeting his best friend, Bruce Lee. When Bruce and Linda were married in 1964, they moved to Oakland and lived with James Lee, his wife, and two children. As you hear the story of Allen's life, you will learn how Allen's long-time friendship with James led to a meeting with Bruce in Seattle. As a listener, you will enter Bruce Lee's world and get to know James, Bruce, Allen, and George, the Four Musketeers.
If you could sum up The Last of the Four Musketeers in three words, what would they be?
Last four chapters
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does Christopher Newton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Voice is not annoying and understandable.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Added a chapter to what I already have known of Bruce Lee.
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You will enjoy this if you like asian American history post ww2 within the first 4 chapters. The latter half begins talking about Allen Joes fitness and bodybuilding journey and martial arts. It reaches a crescendo with the introduction of Bruce Lee, and humanizes an already iconic figure and certainly does not depreciate his legend.