The Good Son: The Life of Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini

* Read ! The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini by Mark Kriegel ¾ eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini HORRIBLE and UNDIGNIFIED writing mars what should have been an interesting biography. What a disappointing book! Not because of subject matter but because of the ATROCIOUS writing! I was a kid from Philly when Ray Mancini rose to prominence and I loved the Rocky movies so of course I really liked watching Mr. Mancinis boxing matches. And I remember watching the tragic fight with Kim Duk-Koo. So of course I was very interested in reading this biography and learning more of Mancinis life after t

The Good Son: The Life of Ray

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Rating : 4.57 (636 Votes)
Asin : 0743286367
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-12-18
Language : English

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He lives with his daughter, Holiday, in Santa Monica, California. . He is a veteran columnist and a commentator for the NFL Network. Mark Kriegel is the author of two critically acclaimed bestsellers, Namath: A Biography and Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich

HORRIBLE and UNDIGNIFIED writing mars what should have been an interesting biography. What a disappointing book! Not because of subject matter but because of the ATROCIOUS writing! I was a kid from Philly when Ray Mancini rose to prominence and I loved the Rocky movies so of course I really liked watching Mr. Mancini's boxing matches. And I remember watching the tragic fight with Kim Duk-Koo. So of course I was very interested in reading this biography and learning more of Mancini's life after the tragedy and of learning more about Kim Duk-Koo.But I couldn't go on after the 3rd chapter. The writing was inconsisten. "Boom Times" according to Pugwash. Mark Kriegel has followed his insightful biography of Pete Maravich with a figure, if not as iconic, than probably at least equally misunderstood.Boom-Boom Mancini became a media sensation in the early 1980's after the networks blared his story of following his fathers unrequited dream of a World Championship belt. His father, Lenny, had climbed up the contention ladder in the 19Boom Times Pugwash Mark Kriegel has followed his insightful biography of Pete Maravich with a figure, if not as iconic, than probably at least equally misunderstood.Boom-Boom Mancini became a media sensation in the early 1980's after the networks blared his story of following his fathers unrequited dream of a World Championship belt. His father, Lenny, had climbed up the contention ladder in the 1940's with a swarming, never say die style. His dream was punctured while fighting in World War II.Ray was his youngest son, and fought with the same dete. 0's with a swarming, never say die style. His dream was punctured while fighting in World War II.Ray was his youngest son, and fought with the same dete. ExcellentI felt like I was at the fights. Amazon Customer The story is both tragic and inspirational. Dedicating his life to be a champion on behalf of his father is a very powerful message. In todays times where so many families are split and children do not have a positive role model, the story of Ray and his family is a positive one. The writing was excellent as I felt like I was in the ring with the fighters. Great read and I think it is required reading for anyone interested in the fight game.

If The Good Son is a sports book, it’s the best I’ve ever read. Kriegel picks his subjects carefully and does them justice. It takes one hell of a writer—period—to handle so rich a mix of manhood, legacy, and blood sport with such grace.” (Scott Raab, Esquire, Best Books of the Year)“An absorbing blend of psychological drama and fearless reportage, Kriegel deconstructs the sprawling consequences of that fateful day at Caesars Palace, driving at the heart of where the heady romanticism and stark reality of the cruelest sport converge.” (Sports Illustrated, Best Books of the Year)“With The Good Son,Kriegel plays a long s

Three months later, Kim’s despondent mother took her own life. With the vivid style and deep reporting that have earned him renown as a biographer, Mark Kriegel has written a fast-paced epic. Mancini’s obscure Korean challenger, Duk Koo Kim, went down in the fourteenth round and never regained consciousness. Warren Zevon wrote a tribute song. The Good Son is an intimate history, a saga of fathers and fighters, loss and redemption.. From the bestselling author of Pistol and Namath, a vivid, revealing, and fast-paced biography of the great boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.Frank Sinatra fawned over him. An adoring public considered him a national hero, the real Rocky.But it all came apart on November 13, 1982, in a br

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