The thing that separates Bruce Lee’s “Wisdom for the Way” from the thousands, yes thousands, of other books bearing his name is it’s simplicity. Clocking in at 70 pages, the book contains several poems and pictures of the former philosopher, action star and pop culture legend and manages to leave an impression that many of his other books fail to.
It gets you to think without being too intense.
In spite of being incredibly intelligent and thought-provoking, many of Lee’s other works are a bit too dense for the casual reader and require an astuteness and fortitude that take much of the brevity out of the work. “Wisdom for the Way” however manages to be a casual and soft read that is never foreboding. Instead, it channels the best things about the star- his candor, multifaceted approach to life and hunger for answers and combines them with great pictures and drawings from his personal archive.
Add in the pocket size and you have both a great gift idea for a life-long Lee fan or a great first taste of a man that has affected millions with both his actions on the screen and his words on the written page.
At $15.95, the price may be asking a bit much, especially considering that the “book” takes only about 25 minutes to read, but when the last page is turned, you’ll have a better understanding of Lee than you had before. That, in itself, is worth much more than the sticker price.