About Matthew Polly

Matthew Polly is the national bestselling author of American Shaolin and Tapped Out. A Princeton graduate and Rhodes Scholar, his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Esquire, Slate, Playboy, and The Nation. He is a fellow at Yale University.

About Bruce Lee: A Life


Forty-five years after his sudden death at age thirty-two, bestselling author Matthew Polly has written the first authoritative biography of Bruce Lee’s life. This is an honest, revealing look at an impressive man whose personal story was even more entertaining than any fictional role he played onscreen.

Other Books by Matthew Polly

American Shaolin
Growing up a ninety-eight-pound weakling tormented by bullies in the schoolyards of Kansas, Matthew Polly dreamed of one day journeying to the Shaolin Temple in China to become the toughest fighter in the world.

Tapped Out
Firmly into middle age, Polly decided to jumped headlong into the hardcore world of MMA. In Tapped Out, Polly humorously chronicles his grueling yet redeeming two-year journey through an often misunderstood sport.