Shannon Lee, in conversation with Bao Nguyen, discusses & signs Bruce Lee’s In My Own Process

Shannon Lee

'I venture that 95% of people have heard of Bruce Lee. They might not know everything about him, but they know his name. Isn’t that just incredible? And what excites me about this book is that it’s an opportunity for the reader to have a better understanding of why you continue to know his name.' – Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee, daughter of the extraordinary martial artist, actor and philosopher, Bruce Lee, joins us for a conversation about the life of her father in the new book, In My Own Process. The official book documents the life and work of one of the most significant cultural icons of all time, his blockbuster movies, pioneering martial arts practice and motivational philosophy continue to inspire millions worldwide. In My Own Process celebrates Lee’s legacy, offering readers the definitive book of his spectacular career.

About the Book

Reflecting on key areas of his life, in 1973 Bruce Lee wrote a series of letters titled ‘In My Own Process’. Lee's writings introduce the chapters of his career, from developing his philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, to his first screen test, to his big Hollywood breakthrough. 

Collating rare photographs, drawings and writings, In My Own Process opens up the Bruce Lee family archives. A wealth of fascinating items are shared, including handwritten poems; personal affirmations and diary entries; movie scripts; workout regimes; teaching notes; martial arts drawings and philosophical observations. Hundreds of photographs reveal Bruce Lee in action, starring in classic movies such as Enter the Dragon, as well as during private moments away from the spotlight.

Alongside an extensive commentary in Lee’s own words and introductions by Lee's daughter Shannon Lee, the world-renowned basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and legendary actor and martial artist Jackie Chan, interviews with his friends and family add personal insight. Contributions from today's leading figures in music, film, and sport examine Lee’s work and legacy, including Oscar-winning movie director Ang Lee. Exclusive interviews with Lee’s associates and family members, such as his close friend and training partner, Dan Inosanto, add further personal insight.

‘Many of you know that I am a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, and, by daily actualizing my potentiality through soulful discoveries and daily exercising, I hope to become also an artist of life.’ – Bruce Lee

Event date: 
Monday, July 22, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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In My Own Process By Bruce Lee, Shannon Lee (Introduction by), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Bruce Lee, Shannon Lee (Introduction by), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781905662876
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Genesis Publications - April 23rd, 2024