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Read online Serenity: A Boxing Memoir.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Serenity: A Boxing Memoir This is a surprising book a terrific book It s not about boxing but about an odd demanding world in which boxing is the thread the key to existence Wiley deftly broadens the delineation of this world and its people Perceptive reporting is the foundation and perceptive reporting is rare enough Wiley enhances it with clear quick writing laced with humor and with a sensitivity that lends brilliance to this impressive work Robert W Creamer author of Baseball and Other Matters in Ralph Wiley with Serenity has produced an original book about the ring He can dig beneath the surface and show us what really happened in a bout why Thomas Hearns with too much faith in his powerful right hand lost to Sugar Ray Leonard in their first match Or why Roberto Duran was acting out of prudence not cowardice when he quit in his second fight against Leonard Yet the book is not really about boxing Boxing in Serenity is what T S Eliot speaking of plot called the meat a burglar brings to distract the watchdog The book is really about growing up in a world where you had to defend yourself physically to survive New York Times Wiley s rapport with boxers is profound Publisher s Weekly Wiley is one writer who really knows his way around a boxing ring He writes with passion and understanding about complex violent men and their oddly redemptive sport Booklist Ralph Wiley is the author or coauthor of several works most recently Born to Play The Eric Davis Story by Ralph Wiley

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Serenity: A Boxing Memoir
Title:Serenity: A Boxing Memoir
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ISBN:0803298161
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Number of Pages:242
Category:sports, essays, memoir
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