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ISBN 9781471177231
Barcode 9781471177231
Published 1 December 2018 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
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Author(s) By Chan, Jackie
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ISBN-13 9781471177231
ISBN-10 1471177238
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date 1 December 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Chan, Jackie
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 791.43028092
Catalogue Code 947736

Description of this Book

Everybody knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon or Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid, and The Foreigner, Chan is known to generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Now, in his second memoir (translated and updated from the original Chinese edition), the global superstar reflects on the twenty years since his first memoir was published, as well as never-before-told stories from his early life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review If you're a fan of Jackie and even if you're not, it's a great look at the man's life and the entertainment industry. And he is brutally honest, which is refreshing from someone in his field. -Red Carpet Crash Jackie Chan is my favorite person to duet with. -Kenny G Jackie Chan is one of the great and iconic movie stars of our time. -Jeffrey Katzenberg Working with Jackie Chan is maybe the most fun I've ever had working on movies. -Owen Wilson Jackie reminds me to make every summer count and to think with my heart, he leads by example and lights the way. -Adrien Brody I was always a big fan of Jackie and working with him was like a dream come true. His innovative and creative ability was unmatched. -Chris Tucker A legendary life, with many fascinating stories waiting for you to discover. -Jet Li With 200-plus films, an honorary Oscar, and countless mind-blowing stunts to his credit, the martial arts master reflects here on his remarkable acting career. Chan shares how through the ups and downs, he was able to keep his grace, poise, and humility. -CBS Watch! Magazine This is a worthy addition to library collections not only because of Chan's worldwide fame but also for the value of a non-Western Hollywood success story. -Booklist Undeniably fun... winningly upbeat... it provides a heck of a lot of entertainment. -Publishers Weekly The book is definitively warts (and cracked skulls and broken bones and gallons of blood) and all... but Chan also reveals a soulful, thoughtful side-just one you wouldn't want to mess with. -Kirkus Reviews Like Chan's best films, his memoir is engaging and entertaining. -Shelf Awareness This life story, as told in the star's impossibly colorful memoir Never Grow Up, (Gallery Books, 333 pp., 3 stars out of four), would have Charles Dickens speed-dialing Chan's film agent for movie rights-with tales of Chan's impoverished youth (from age 6, enrolled in the abusive China Drama Academy), lost loves, undying ambition fueled by his insecurity over his upbringing, true bravery and eventual glory. -USA Today The legendary action star gets candid telling his life story - in particular, recounting his many brushes with death both on and off screen. You'll be hard-pressed to find a Hollywood memoir with this much blood and (broken) bone. Chan's stories are too fascinating to ignore. -Entertainment Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jackie Chan is a martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and philanthropist. He has appeared in over 150 films, including Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, Kung Fu Panda, and The Foreigner.

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