Against All Odds: My Story by Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris

By Ken Abraham, Chuck Norris

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In this autobiography, Norris and Abraham catalogue in a often chronological type the foremost occasions of Norris's Horatio Alger–like lifestyles. After a tumultuous and impoverished adolescence marred by way of an alcoholic father, Norris grew to become his lifestyles round through becoming a member of the army and studying a martial paintings, tang soo do, whereas stationed in Korea. Having accomplished a black belt, he again to the USA and equipped a occupation as a karate teacher, successful six global 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 kind of reportage, usually bereft of tender transitions and replete with empty words akin to "I've continually had a distinct position in my center for children," the evidence of Norris's existence make this e-book compelling. not just has he succeeded in martial arts and appearing, yet he has an extended, eclectic checklist of extra achievements and reviews, resembling breaking an international checklist in boat racing and being a detailed pal of the Bush relatives. whereas this publication 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 religious content material, this memoir will please those that appreciate Norris's achievements and conservative activism.
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A big apple occasions top vendor. hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world recognize Chuck Norris because the famous person of greater than twenty films, a martial arts specialist, and the one 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 working CBS sequence up to now, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” What many don’t comprehend is that Chuck Norris is a honest Christian–a guy whose religion performs a job in every thing he does. opposed to All Odds is the inspirational tale of ways Norris overcame abject poverty from early life, the results of his father’s alcoholism and desertion of the kinfolk, and his personal shyness and shortage of energy and talent early in his lifestyles. Norris writes candidly concerning the earlier and offers God complete credits for the place he's today

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