For day one of my Jackie Chan features I wanted to feature the book I am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action, written by Jackie Chan with Jeff Yang. First off, I must say that if you decide to pick up this book on audio, do not get an abridged version. The audio version I originally got cuts out a ton of (and in my opinion some of the very best) material.
I remember getting my copy from a book store in the 90’s after getting really into Jackie’s movies. And to this day, I don’t know if I’ve enjoyed a book so much. Never has a book made me laugh so much, even out loud several times. It’s really a wonderful life story which chronicles Jackie’s early life and career, and the struggles that came along with them.
My favorite parts, however, are the tales of mischief Jackie and his classmates would get into as youths. I felt like I was watching a great action comedy featuring him as a child. I was often surprised, sometimes holding my breath and wondering how on earth he would manage to escape big trouble.
Highly recommended for fans of Jackie, and just readers in general who would like to experience a warm and happy tale.