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Against All Odds: My Story [Hardcover]

Chuck Norris , Ken Abraham
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers (Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805431616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805431612
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 657,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The martial arts champion and popular actor traces his life, including his difficult childhood, his discovery of the martial arts and their impact on his life, his successful acting career, and his work teaching martial arts to at-risk youth.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Man 26 Nov 2004
By T.C.
Chuck Norris, film star makes no bones about his impoverished youth or his drunken father. Every detail, written extremely well, is detailed in this excellent book. The courage and determination he portrayed throughout his life is so much more than he could have ever achieved on screen in the greatest of movies. This is a must read and highly rated memoir along the lines of "Nightmares Echo', "A Paper Life" or "Running With Scissors"
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Ol' Chuck 10 Jun 2011
By PaulF
Was interesting to read about Chuck. His early life was a big surprise and the book is well worth a read. His devotion to martial arts was tremendous. What a worker. That is what the book is about really-having a stronge work ethic. He is also a committed Christian. Chuck has had an interesting life and he seems to be a nice bloke too. So you better buy his book cos you know what happens to people who piss off Chuck.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 19 Dec 2010
brilliant a great read about a great man it tells u a lot of stuff u wouldnt knowe by just the media info
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally cool read. 14 Sep 2006
This is a roundhouse kick of a read. A life enhancing story that made me laugh and cry from one page to the next. Chuck Norris can write as well as he can act, totally awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brill 7 Jun 2014
this is a good book for my husband and I am looking forward to reading this for myself as well
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5.0 out of 5 stars absorbing 17 Oct 2013
By gazza
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read it in one weekend,didnt know much about him before inside story of humble but amazing karate an film star,would reccomend
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough depth, such a shame 9 Sep 2013
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Now don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Chuck Norris and have been since a small boy and first watch the epic final battle between him and Bruce Lee in Way Of The Dragon.
But although this book starts well by half way through you want a little bit more depth. It skips over huge parts of Chucks life and hardly mentions most of his films, I would have loved to here story's about some of the actors he has starred with, and considering Walker Texas Ranger ran for 8 years. You would expect some interesting and fascinating facts and story's, but no there's nothing.
There's no denying Chucks life has been a struggle and I have tremendous respect for him for everything he has achieved. But I really was disappointed, and was left wanting more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a nice read 16 May 2013
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As a big fan of Chuck Norris, I was bound to enjoy this, and I did. He is a very humble man, considering what he's achieved, and rightly very respected by millions
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5.0 out of 5 stars against all odds
a great book and story line of how he grew up and went on to acheive great things and helped the poor people
Published 14 months ago by norman neillll his
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Absorbing
As a martial artist myself I have long been an admirer of 6 times undefeated middleweight Karate Champion Chuck Norris. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Dr Dad
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present
The recipient says he really enjoyed the book. It is a book, it does what it says on the cover.
Published 18 months ago by Maddy Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars chuk norris great
didnt know hed had a book out love his film and walker texas ranger but now ive got the book now ill get to find out whats hes like in real life
Published 18 months ago by miss susan rodger
5.0 out of 5 stars CN again
bought this for big CN fan for christmas and they have just finished it, and they thought it was great.
Published 19 months ago by suegnu
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
Excellent, inspiring and heart warming true story of Chuck Norris. Carlos "Chuck" Norris pulls no punches in this wonderful, exciting autobiography.
Published 19 months ago by Mr. P. Nicholson
2.0 out of 5 stars the reason I dont read biographies
fan of the man but the book is poorly written and focuses on parts of his life that really should not be pushed in a book such as his sponsorship of gym equipment. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars love Chuck Norris !!
Hey five chapters in , 6 read , and just got the total gym too and feeling great cos of it . Saw Chuck doing total gym adds 10 years ago in US . Read more
Published 20 months ago by davidinator
4.0 out of 5 stars Would reccomend
I was informed about this book by a colleague quite enthusiastically, so decided to download the sample first, i didn't get the same enthusiasm as I was led to believe but I did... Read more
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