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In addition to being perhaps the greatest welterweight champion of all-time, Georges St-Pierre can now add another accolade to his list: NY Times Best Selling Author. St-Pierre's new book 'The Way of the Fight' recently made the list:

St-Pierre’s recent book, The Way of the Fight, landed on the most recent New York Times Best Sellers list for Hardcover Nonfiction books at number 30.

Unlike many other mixed martial arts related tomes, The Way of the Fight is neither a step-by-step training manual nor a full-on autobiography, although it’s more of the latter than the former. The book has a strong philosophical bent to it.

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5/7/13 12:05 AM
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Congrats Georges!

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Had to put the book down after the first chapter. Couldn't 'andle it's riddum. Phone Post 3.0
5/7/13 12:46 AM
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Well at least he can finish a book. Phone Post 3.0
5/7/13 12:47 AM
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He's a terrific writer! His style closely resembles Hemingway's. Straight-forward, honest, and absolutely terrific! Bravo, Georges!
5/7/13 1:16 AM
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5/7/13 1:20 AM
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Best selling author? He has already admitted that he didn't write it.

Imagine if George had someone else fight for him and people still called him a UFC champion.

But hey... glad the book about him is doing well.
5/7/13 1:24 AM
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Bucephalus - Best selling author? He has already admitted that he didn't write it.

Imagine if George had someone else fight for him and people still called him a UFC champion.

But hey... glad the book about him is doing well.

 

It's not as though he just told a writer to write a book about him and left it at that. He contributed a lot to the book, particularly the whole philosophical element.

Give him some credit.

5/7/13 1:32 AM
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LibraryCard - Gsp didn't write the book...... Phone Post
It's common for books like this to have a ghost writer. Couture didn't write his book either, but doesn't mean they aren't his experiences, thoughts, and ideas. Phone Post 3.0
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Bucephalus - Best selling author? He has already admitted that he didn't write it.



Imagine if George had someone else fight for him and people still called him a UFC champion.



But hey... glad the book about him is doing well.


 



It's not as though he just told a writer to write a book about him and left it at that. He contributed a lot to the book, particularly the whole philosophical element.



Give him some credit.


Dude.. it's not about discrediting him for anything. He admitted that he didn't write the book. Yet you still want me to credit him with writing it? C'mon.

I just find the whole idea of George St. Pierre being a "NY Times Best Selling Author"... amusing. The guy speaks broken English and doesn't even write his own Twitter messages. lol

But again.... I'm glad the book about him is doing well. He has worked hard to get where he is.
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LibraryCard - Gsp didn't write the book...... Phone Post
It's common for books like this to have a ghost writer. Couture didn't write his book either, but doesn't mean they aren't his experiences, thoughts, and ideas. Phone Post 3.0

Not sure what that has to do with what he said. He simply said that he didn't write it... and he didn't. We can at least be honest about that, no? Hasn't GSP already been successful enough in MMA to not have to make misleading and inflated claims about him being a best selling writer?
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Anyone have the details on how it has a "philosophical bend" to it? Phone Post 3.0
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He couldn't finish the book so he had to hire a ghostwriter

GSP via 50-45 UD

5/7/13 2:03 AM
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12ealdeal - Anyone have the details on how it has a "philosophical bend" to it? Phone Post 3.0

It basically details his philosophical approach to fighting, and how that extends into other areas of his life, and how it can be applied to the average person's life.

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Interesting that its split into sections on the people that have shaped him:

Book1 - Mother
Book2 - Mentor: Kristof Midoux (original MMA instructor)
Book3 - Master: John Danaher
Book4 - Maven: Firas Zahabi
Book5 - Conscience: Roeolphe Beaulieu (Manager/Friend)

No Greg Jackson?
Didn't GSP refer to him as the Maestro a few times? The M would fit nicely at least.

Anyway....downloaded the Kindle version and can't wait to read!
5/7/13 2:12 AM
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Bucephalus - Best selling author? He has already admitted that he didn't write it.

Imagine if George had someone else fight for him and people still called him a UFC champion.

But hey... glad the book about him is doing well.

Agreed that that rule is pretty lame. He may be a best selling speaker, but I bet he can't write for shit. Good for him though, he seems like a good dude

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He couldn't finish the book so he had to hire a ghostwriter

GSP via 50-45 UD


My version:
"The publishers made a unanimous decision to hire a ghostwriter after learning Georges was unable to finish the book."
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Interesting that its split into sections on the people that have shaped him:

Book1 - Mother
Book2 - Mentor: Kristof Midoux (original MMA instructor)
Book3 - Master: John Danaher
Book4 - Maven: Firas Zahabi
Book5 - Conscience: Roeolphe Beaulieu (Manager/Friend)

No Greg Jackson?
Didn't GSP refer to him as the Maestro a few times? The M would fit nicely at least.

Anyway....downloaded the Kindle version and can't wait to read!

I just voted you up, as I was just coming here to paste my message from the MMA Weekly webpage on the article.  Since I went through the effort of copying it, I will post it anyhow. 

 

 

"Fellow fighter, friend, and mentor Kristof Midoux; Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach John Danaher; head coach Firas Zahabi; and friend, manager, and training partner Rodolphe Beaulieu all add some interesting perspective on St-Pierre and his life."
 
No input from Greg Jackson? That is surprising, isn't it?
5/7/13 7:03 AM
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KickYoNuts - 

He couldn't finish the book so he had to hire a ghostwriter

GSP via 50-45 UD


My version:
"The publishers made a unanimous decision to hire a ghostwriter after learning Georges was unable to finish the book."

I wouldn't be surprised if he needed a ghost reader. lol
5/7/13 7:40 AM
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The headlines should be titled "St. Pierre's Ghost Writer now NY Times Best Selling Author". Anyone who has ever heard GSP try to form a proper sentence in English can probably deduce that he had help writing it. Stick to fighting Georges!
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THP - He's a terrific writer! His style closely resembles Hemingway's. Straight-forward, honest, and absolutely terrific! Bravo, Georges!

Did you seriously just compare GSP to Hemingway?
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THP - He's a terrific writer! His style closely resembles Hemingway's. Straight-forward, honest, and absolutely terrific! Bravo, Georges!

Did you seriously just compare GSP to Hemingway?

Thats not afair comparison at all.

No way Hemingway can write as well as GSP.

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12ealdeal - Anyone have the details on how it has a "philosophical bend" to it? Phone Post 3.0

It basically details his philosophical approach to fighting, and how that extends into other areas of his life, and how it can be applied to the average person's life.

Right, like how he fights aliens at night without knowing he's fighting aliens at night. Phone Post 3.0
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He didn't write it, but he did contribute a lot to it, it's really is his thoughts that are in there. Many ghostwriters have or take a lot of liberties, or just write what amounts to a "Propaganda" piece.

From the critics I've read, it's pretty deep into his thinking, which sounds interesting and different.
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Just in case his fights didn't lull you to sleep..... Phone Post 3.0

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