By Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris
From Publishers Weekly
In this autobiography, Norris and Abraham catalogue in a more often than not chronological type the key occasions of Norris's Horatio Alger–like lifestyles. After a tumultuous and impoverished youth marred by means of an alcoholic father, Norris became his lifestyles round by way of becoming a member of the army and studying a martial paintings, tang soo do, whereas stationed in Korea. Having completed a black belt, he back to the USA and outfitted a occupation as a karate teacher, successful six international championships. Norris counted many celebrities between his scholars, together with Steve McQueen, who, besides Bruce Lee, inspired Norris to pursue a movie and tv occupation. although Norris and Abraham hire a bland form of reportage, frequently bereft of soft transitions and replete with empty words similar to "I've regularly had a different position in my middle for children," the proof 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 studies, reminiscent of breaking a global checklist in boat racing and being an in depth pal of the Bush kin. whereas this e-book is being promoted as a Christian autobiography, Norris didn't absolutely include a Christian way of life until eventually the mid-1990s. regardless of its restricted non secular content material, this memoir will please those that respect Norris's achievements and conservative activism.
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A long island instances top vendor. thousands of individuals around the globe understand Chuck Norris because the big name of greater than twenty movies, a martial arts professional, and the single 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 up to now, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” What many don’t recognize is that Chuck Norris is a honest Christian–a guy whose religion performs a job 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 relatives, and his personal shyness and shortage of power and talent early in his existence. Norris writes candidly concerning the previous and offers God complete credits for the place he's today
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So she left. When Howard got home I told him Carol had come by and asked me if I needed anything. " Howard said. "I told her I didn't need anything. " "Are you crazy, motherfucker," Howard said, madder than a motherfucker. "When she comes by again and you tell me that shit and you don't have no money, man, I'm cutting your motherfucking nose off. Here we can't play nowhere. The black union don't want us to play because we're too modern. The white union don't like us because we're black. And here's a white woman, a whore who wants to give you money, and you ain't got none, and you say no?
But I kept it to myself and kept my eyes and ears wide open so that I could keep on learning. After the recording session, I think it was around that time, maybe in early April, the police closed the Finale, which was then run by Howard and Dorothy McGhee. Howard was constantly being fucked over by the white police because he was married to a white woman. When Bird started living in their garage and drinking, with all them pimps, dope dealers, and hustlers around, the police began to notice and turned up the heat.
Now, opening night, the Three Deuces is packed. We ain't seen Bird in a week, but we'd been rehearsing our asses off. So here this nigger comes in smiling and shit, asking is everybody ready to play, in that fake British accent of his. " I tell him. He nods, counts off the beat and plays every motherfucking tune in the exact key we had 102 rehearsed it in. He played like a motherfucker. Didn't miss one beat, one note, didn't play out of key all night. It was something. We were fucking amazed. " kind of smile.
Against All Odds: My Story by Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris