"'Ali' is a big, fat, entertaining and illuminating read." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Ali" is a big, fat, entertaining and illuminating read.
Much of the story of Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay Jr.) is widely known. Some of us remember his life unfolding on television; others grew familiar with him when he lit the Olympic Torch in 1996, his arm trembling from Parkinson's. There have been many biographies, full and partial, including one published in May.
What makes Eig's book stand out is its broad scope, its detailed reportage and its lively, cinematic writing.