The Shaolin Way: Ten Modern Secrets of Survival from a Shaolin Grand Master

Steve DeMasco, Author, Alli Joseph, Author with Alli Joseph. Harper Entertainment $23.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-06-057456-7

A child of poverty and abuse in New York's Spanish Harlem, DeMasco had every opportunity to become just another inner-city statistic. In time, though, his inward strength and survival instinct led to a dedicated study of martial arts; eventually he became a Shaolin kung fu grand master. In this entertaining and often moving book—a blend of ancient parables, memoir and instruction guide—DeMasco takes an often gritty and unapologetic look at the difficulties of growing up in modern society and offers lessons from his own life and the wisdom of the Shaolin monks, who seek "a balance between aggression and peace." In chapters such as "Victims Aren't Born, They're Bred" and "Anger Is Wasted Energy," he explains yin and yang as the balance of weakness and strength, and tells how monks learn to control their anger rather than let it control them. Tackling issues like living a fulfilling life, focusing to achieve maximum results, avoiding negative emotions and developing self-reliance, DeMasco (with People correspondent Joseph) provides a well-crafted perspective into how ancient teachings can be applied to modern problems. Agent, Sydelle Kramer. (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 06/20/2005
Release date: 08/01/2005
Show other formats
FORMATS
Open Ebook - 272 pages - 978-0-06-087765-1
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 272 pages - 978-0-06-087761-3
Paperback - 238 pages - 978-0-06-057457-4
Ebook - 272 pages - 978-0-06-175167-7
Ebook - 272 pages - 978-0-06-115965-7
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.