Ralph Macchio’s Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me is out.
Actually, Waxing On: The Karate Kid and Me is Amazon’s top seller in the martial arts biographies section, and so we learn there’s a category of books called ‘martial arts biography’.
Ralph Macchio hasn’t gone a week without hearing ‘Wax On, Wax Off’ or ‘Sweep the Leg!’ since 1984. Now that Macchio is playing Daniel LaRusso in the Netflix drama Cobra Kai, he’s ready to revisit the film that defined him and offer fans what they’ve long wanted. Macchio’s book celebrates The Karate Kid’s legacy in movies, pop culture, and his life, and it’s a deep look at a film that inspired him and the globe.
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In the book, Macchio tells the untold narrative behind his starring role, the audition process, the filmmaking experience, and the genesis of the film’s most memorable moments. This sentimental novel will bring readers back to the day they first met Daniel LaRusso, Johnny Lawrence, and Mr. Miyagi. It also gives a fascinating lens into how our pasts shape us and how the past may come back to enrich one’s present in powerful, surprising, and amazing ways.
The Dutton-published book is over 250-pages long and came out in October.
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