2. Celebrity, Tricks, and Culture: Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee.
3. Trickster Queers the World: I Don’t Have to Be What You Want Me to Be.
4. The Irony of Global Cultures: No Viet Cong ever Called me Nigger.
5. Coming Home to the Heart of Darkness: When we were Kings.
6. Trickster Bodies and Cultural Death: You’ll Die One Day So Better Get Ready.
Ali and the World: A Chronology.
"Ali's fame was launched on the tide of his astonishing athletic prowess, but it was borne along by the spurting cross-currents of culture, race and politics which boiled so fiercely during the 1960s and 1970s. Lemert is excellent on Ali in relation to these cross-currents, but he also dares to dive deeper, into the secret waters of myth, totem and taboo which still underlie more of human thought and feeling than we may like to admit … This is a remarkably interesting and re-readable essay." Financial Times
- A probing account of Muhammad Ali’s life, which also examines the man’s celebrity and his importance in global history.
- The first book to unravel the reasons for the enduring respect and reverence that Muhammad Ali commands long after the end of his athletic career.
- Traces the key controversies and significant events, from Ali's first announcement of his membership in the Nation of Islam, through his courageous refusal to fight in Vietnam, to his spiritual calm in the face of crippling disease.
- Offers an original and compelling theory of the celebrity in postmodern society.