• "[Alexander Norman] knows the Dalai Lama probably better than any Englishman alive"

  • "Unlike the plethora of Hollywood meditators who claim friendship with the Dalai Lama, [Norman] has known him well for decades"

    Sunday Times
  • "Alexander Norman's book is a revelation, placing the Dalai Lama in a vividly-told historical context while giving the reader an intimate glimpse of the man himself"

    Jim Kelly, Air Mail
  • "[Norman] brings well-grounded authority to his portrayal of a figure revered throughout the world for his joyfulness, generosity, and compassion… [a] comprehensive look at the Dalai Lama and his tumultuous world"

  • "Anyone interested in the Dalai Lama’s spiritual influence will enjoy this insider biography"

    Publishers Weekly