Muhammad Ali biographer Jonathan Eig: “As much as he wanted to be admired and seen as this important rebel, he really just wanted to be loved” Journalist and author Jonathan Eig joins Justin to discuss his remarkable biography of Muhammad Ali, “Ali: A Life.” Jonathan talks about the book being the only definitive biography of Muhammed Ali, if there was any temptation to make this project an authorized biography, how the book often debunks popular Muhammed Ali stories, the chance encounter...
Rick Kogan gets an in-studio visit from author Jonathan Eig, who has written books about Jackie Robinson, Al Capone and Lou Gehrig. Rick talks to Jonathan about his latest book, “Ali: A Life“. They discuss some of the stories about Muhammad Ali that you can expect to find in the book, as well as what type of research was done while writing it. Later on, Rick plays Zeta Moore’s review of “Evening at the Talkhouse”, a Red Orchard Theatre production.
In the spring of 1970, Muhammad Ali began work on his autobiography, promising, of course, that it would “outdo everything that’s ever been written.”Random House paid an advance of more than $200,000 for the memoir, assigning one of its most talented editors, Toni Morrison, to shepherd the project. Richard Durham, the former editor of Muhammad Speaks and a writer with a longtime interest in Marxism, agreed to write the book based on a series of extensive interviews with Ali.
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