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American Shaolin

American Shaolin

Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch; An Odyssey in the New China
Written by Matthew Polly
Narrated by George Newbern
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American Shaolin

Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch; An Odyssey in the New China
Written by Matthew Polly | Narrated by George Newbern
The wit and fun of Bill Bryson is combined with the wisdom of the fighting monks to deliver this “original and insightful book” (The Boston Globe). Follow Matthew Polly’s entertaining, insightful journey as he pursued his dream to become a kung fu master — and dropped out of Princeton to study with the monks at the Shaolin Temple in China.

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Bill Bryson meets Bruce Lee in this raucously funny story of one scrawny American’s quest to become a kung fu master at China’s legendary Shaolin Temple.

Growing up a ninety-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, young Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin Temple in China to become the toughest fighter in the world, like Caine in his favorite 1970s...

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