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A Time-Travellers Guide to Taoism, Martial Arts and 21st Century Thinking

The One Last Thing Bundle 

The History of the Martial Arts, the role of Culture and Tradition and the relationship of East to West are all blown wide open in this philosophical comedy, from the author of The Manual of Bean Curd Boxing.

The Background

Internationally renowned journalist, Gerald Greene, postpones his imminent retirement in order to complete One Last Thing: Travel back in time to interview the greatest writers, fighters and thinkers that have defined and shaped the 21st century.

Assisted by a temperamental time-machine, a short-tempered Doctor and a dysfunctional webcam, Greene retrieves never before heard anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and fresh dialogue that casts a new light on everything we have ever known.


  • The biggest (and wettest) copyright case in legal history: Be Like Water my Friend, featuring Lao Tzu, Bruce Lee and David Allen
  • Pizza Pandemonium as Chuck Norris and popular Guru, Krishnamurti, sit down to break garlic-bread and discuss freedom, liberty and the relevance of chest hair.
  • The Shaolin Temple Talks: Alan Watts lectures the Shaolin Priests on how to update their training methods
  • When Rocky Balboa offers Marshall McLuhan a lift home, they discuss the evasive qualities of winning and losing.
  • Bruce Lee (inseparable from his nunchaku) fidgets on the couch of a curious Carl Jung.
  • Lao Tzu - the productivity guru and father of Taoism - explains the Origins of Everything and the Meaning of Nothing
  • Life on the set of the Kung Fu TV series is explored as Kwai Chang Caine reveals the importance of Flutes, Floppy Hats and faked Fighting.

What People Say: 

"Impudent, cheeky, saucy, and beautifully –wonderfully –insanely irreverent! I love this book for all the reasons I love rock-n-roll, American muscle-cars, and 1970's Shaw Brothers martial arts flicks. Reading this book, you'll be stained by its wisdom! 

Anthony Guilbert, author of 'Notes From The Drift'.


  • One Last Thing 2019 PDF Edition (plus ePub - iBooks and mobi-Kindle version to be read on all ebook readers)
  • ePub of the Classic Images from the book - those chapter title pages that have captured the attention of the so many
  • Audio files of the original Cheng Man Ching Interview (zipped)

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