LOU REED – New Book About His Love For The Martial Art World Of THAI CHI Coming Next Month

13 January 2023

A new book called THE ART OF THE STRAIGHT LINE arrives on 14 March.
It captures the energy of LOU REED’s worlds of THAI CHI, music, and

It’s edited by his widow Laurie Anderson, assisted
by Stephan Berwick, Bob Currie, and Scott Richman.

Reed was not only a rock ‘n’ roll star/poet, but also an accomplished martial artist whose practice began in the 1980s. He studied with Chen Tai Chi pioneer Master Ren GuangYi.

This book is a comprehensive collection of Reed’s writings on Tai Chi. It includes conversations with Reed’s fellow musicians, artists, friends, and Tai Chi practitioners, including Julian Schnabel, A. M. Homes, Hal Willner, Mingyur Rinpoche, Eddie Stern, Tony Visconti, and Iggy Pop.

The Art of the Straight Line features also Reed’s unpublished writings on the technique, practice, and purpose of martial arts, as well as essays, observations, and riffs on meditation and life.

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Harper Collins Publishers