Read all about the life and times, the highs and lows, the bouts and butt of the jokes of the world's most iconic--and wittiest--athlete. Ali: A Life is an astonishingly absorbing biographical tome penned by New York Times best-selling author Jonathon Eig who conducted more than 500 interviews with the late boxer's friends and family as well as uncovering previously unreleased FBI and DoJ files.