The phenomenal success of the author’s original interpretation of Musashi’s Book of Five Rings was the inspiration that eventually led to the creation of the volume you now hold in your hands. A chance meeting of two incredibly diverse human beings led to a collaboration that came as a result of their own personal relationship.
Hanshi Kaufman taught the principles of the “Rings” to Ann Davis, a successful restaurateur, over a period of time when she was dealing with issues that every person seeking answers to the so-called difficulties in life has to deal with. The book expresses in Ann’s words her feelings towards life based on Musashi’s universal ideas that override any form of prejudice. It is an expose of a woman coming to terms with her own reality.
Bright, witty, pithy, and personal, Ann Davis tells her story without making excuses for herself. Steve Kaufman captures her sensitivity as only a master teacher and writer can.