Peace be upon you (As-salamu alaykum)
Rahaman Ali a.k.a. Rudolph Arnett Clay
Mr. Rahaman Ali, the younger brother, and only brother of Muhammad Ali, is making his debut as the author of this book. He currently resides in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky and enjoys a peaceful life with his wife Caroline Ali. Mr. Rahaman Ali poured his heart into conveying, from memory, an accounting of his life story. He wrote the manuscript, in a diary form, on blue-line paper, in cursive, and he personally selected H. Ron Brashear to help him tell his story to the world.
Co-author H. Ron Brashear is die-hard boxing fan that has covered the sport of boxing as a writer/columnist for over a decade and has been around the sport of boxing over twenty years. Ron is also a fellow Kentuckian, originally from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. It was there where hometown hero, Muhammad Ali, from Louisville, was Ron's idol and role model. Ron possesses a BA Degree from National Louis University, majoring in Applied Behavioral Science, while holding down a Professional career in IT Project Management, and he possesses a true love for writing.
In 1988, then struggling writer and video store worker Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali’s mother’s modest Louisville house, knocked on the door, and introduced himself to his childhood idol. Now, all these years later, the two friends have an uncommon bond, the sort that can be fashioned only in serendipitous ways and fortified through shared experiences. Miller draws from his remarkable moments with The Champ to give us a beautifully written portrait of a great man physically devastated but spiritually young—playing mischievous tricks on unsuspecting guests, performing sleight of hand for any willing audience, and walking ten miles each way to grab an ice cream sundae. Informed by great literary journalists such as Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, and Gay Talese, but in a timeless style that is distinctly his own, Miller gives us a series of extraordinary stories that coalesce into an unprecedentedly humanizing, intimate, and tenderly observed portrait of one of the world’s most loved men.