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Focusing on personal audio journals, cherished memories - and with never-before-seen photographs - this is a poignant family memoir and intimate portrait of the legend, Muhammad Ali - a final letter of love and affection from a daughter to a father.

At Home with Muhammad Ali is an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of a legend, a man admired and respected as the greatest sporting icon of our age, written by Ali’s daughter Hana.

As Muhammad Ali approached the end of his astonishing boxing career, he strove to embrace a new purpose and role in life beyond the ring. It was a role that would see him take centre stage as an ambassador for peace and friendship, whilst at the same time attempting to find balance and harmony with his many commitments and responsibilities as a husband, devoted father, son and friend.

In the 1970s Ali began recording a series of audio diaries, mostly in his LA home. Through these private tapes, as well as personal journals, love lettersand many never-before-seen photographs, we discover Ali the family man and see how, despite the complexities of his personal life, he went to extraordinary lengths to keep all of his nine children united and to help others – be they family, friend or stranger. We also hear of the everyday adventures the family experienced, with visitors such as Michael Jackson, Clint Eastwood and John Travolta dropping by.

Candid and revealing, At Home with Muhammad Ali is more than Hana’s family memoir. It is a moving and poignant letter of love and affection from a daughter to a father.

Reviews

This book is an amazing insight into an incredible man

Lorraine Kelly

[It] vividly evokes an Ali who is barely recognisable as the cocky, complicated boxer and incendiary political figure depicted in obituaries. Instead, Hana fleshes out the Ali of his later years... She presents her father as a funny, doting family man who looks for ways to bring joy to ordinary people. Ultimately, his final victory is his greatest: coming to terms with this illness after realising that it was the one opponent he would never beat.

The Times

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780593078358

    September 17, 2018

    Bantam Press

    256 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Hardback

    9780593078341

    September 15, 2018

    Bantam Press

    RRP $39.99

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    • Boomerang Books
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473542457

    September 6, 2018

    Transworld Digital

    256 pages

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