- Taschenbuch: 608 Seiten
- Verlag: TASCHEN; Auflage: 2 (2. November 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 3822851566
- ISBN-13: 978-3822851562
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,4 x 5,3 x 19,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 200.497 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
ali rap (Klotz) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. November 2006
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"[Ali] would rap before they called it rap." - Berry Gordy, Motown Founder"
This book contains over 300 rap rhythms, witticisms, insults, wisecracks, politically incorrect quips, courageous stands and words of inspiration from the mind, heart and soul of the brash young Cassius Clay, as he steadily grew into the magnificent man who is Muhammad Ali. From a narcissistic self-promoter who eventually became a man of enduring spirituality through a journey of formidable tests, Ali has emerged as a true superhero in the annals of American history, and the Worldwide Ambassador of Courage and Conviction. This fresh, first-person book serves as a hilarious and moving hands-on autobiography by Muhammad Ali, the intrepid man of action who spoke in soundbites, all wittily and powerfully visualized by the provocateur graphic designer, George Lois.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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To celebrate Ali's 65th birthday, comes the release of "Ali Rap". Contrary to what other reviewers have written, I find this to be a completely useless book. (I may have spoken too soon labelling it useless, as it may make a good paperweight as it is relatively small in size but thick). I "read" it in one brief sitting and was completely unimpressed. Don't waste your money on this assortment of Ali poems and sayings.
The "book" is a collection of Ali's poems and sayings with pictures that are mostly appropriate to the meaning of the poem or occasion. The pictures are not that special, there being many other much better done Ali photograph books. And the poems are all ones that the Ali fan has heard before. The only unique quality of this book is that the poems are all brought together in one volume.
The price is outrageous in my opinion for something with so little content. Literally, I went through this book in about 30 minutes. There was nothing that intrigued me about it or make me want to read it again. I am hoping to donate it to the library or sell it at a garage sale.
I am a HUGE Ali fan and have read dozens of Ali books and this is clearly the worst of the worst. Avoid it - it will disappoint you if you are looking for something to understand the heart and soul of M. Ali. Instead, buy the DVD Ali Rap - now that will grab your interest. This book is a mere afterthought.
Save a tree - don't buy this book!
Jim 'Konedog" Koenig
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.