Special Book Report: Who Wrote the Tao?
This book should change how everyone thinks of Bruce Lee. Introduction Last month I learned of a new book titled Who Wrote the Tao? The Literary Sourcebook for The Tao of Jeet Kune Do , by James Bishop. I also watched a few YouTube videos featuring the author. I quickly ordered a copy direct from the author and read the book. In brief, it's shocking. At least 85%, and probably more, of "Bruce Lee's" Tao of Jeet Kune Do is derived, and in many places directly copied or traced (in the case of "Bruce Lee's" drawings) from other authors. The Bruce Lee Library To arrive at this conclusion, Dr. Bishop hunted down the hundreds of books in Bruce Lee's library, digitized them, and then began searching them for phrases found in Tao . One of his sources was the many pictures of Bruce Lee in front of his book shelves, as shown in this Art of Manliness article : Dr. Bishop first pioneered this hunt for the titles in the library in his 2004 book Bruce Lee: D