Elliott Bay Book Company presents Shannon Lee, Be Water My Friend

Tue, Oct 6, 2020 from 6pm - 7:30pm (Pacific)

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Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, renowned the world over for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, learning at an early age that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline-they are an apt metaphor for living a fully realized life.

In her new book, Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee (Flatiron Press), Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee shares the concepts at the core of his philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. Each chapter brings a lesson from Bruce Lee's teachings, expanding on the foundation of his iconic "be water" philosophy. Over the course of the book, we discover how being like water allows us to embody fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free. Please join us for a talk and onstage conversation with Shannon Lee. ($35 tickets include a copy of Be Water, My Friend and a bookplate signed by Shannon Lee)

Through previously untold stories from her father's life and from her own journey in embodying these lessons, Shannon presents these philosophies in tangible, accessible ways. With Bruce Lee's words as a guide, she encourages readers to pursue their essential selves and apply these ideas and practices to their everyday lives-whether in learning new things, overcoming obstacles, or ultimately finding their true path.

Shannon Lee is the CEO and Owner of the Bruce Lee Family Companies and President of the Bruce Lee Foundation, as well as the daughter of the legendary martial artist and cultural icon, Bruce Lee. Shannon's mission is to provide access to her father's philosophy and life through education and entertainment. She is the creator of Camp Bruce Lee through the Bruce Lee Foundation, and has spoken at TED, TEDx, and Creative Mornings, to name a few. Shannon lives in California with her daughter, Wren, where she co-hosts the Bruce Lee Podcast and executive produces Cinemax's Warrior.

A portion of ticket proceeds benefit the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Find out more about the Museum and its work at http://www.wingluke.org/. "As part of its mission to preserve and celebrate Asian Pacific American history, Wing Luke Museum has been working closely with the Bruce Lee Foundation to tell Bruce Lee's Seattle story in the museum's Do You Know Bruce? exhibit series and walking tour. Part 4, A Dragon Lives Here, focuses on how Seattle inspired his barrier-breaking approach to martial arts and film. A Dragon Lives Here and Wing Luke Museum's other in-depth exhibits will reopen to the public later this year."

If you plan on joining the event from outside the Continental U.S., please purchase a General Admission ticket. Copies of the book to be shipped outside the Continental U.S. must be ordered separately from the Elliott Bay Book Company's website (www.elliottbaybook.com) as shipping charges apply

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