The sensational 26-year-old music prodigy tells his heartbreaking, dramatic and ultimately triumphant story. Fans around the world have been won over by the Chinese pianist Lang Lang's immense charm and are in awe of his magnificent talent. The excitement his performances evoke is well-documented. What is less known is the heart-wrenching story of his journey from an industrial city in northern China to be one of the greatest pianists of our time. Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the remarkable story of a boy and his father, who sacrificed almost everything for the belief in his talent. An engaging, informative cultural commentator who bridges east and west, Lang Lang has written more than an autobiography; his story opens a door to Chinese culture.