Brain D'Ambrosio has finished a new book called "Life in the Trenches" which is a collection of narratives detailing the lives of different ex-boxers, football players, entertainment wrestlers, and others.  Each of these stories is singular and found exclucively in this book.  With insight into the pains and struggles as well as the victories, in competition and in life, of atheletes the world used to know, "Life in the Trenches" is as enrapturing as it enlightening.  Available here:

The athletes profiled in this book are as follows, so pick it up for just a profile or two, or to learn about all 37!

1) Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott
2) Iran Barkley
3) Mike Bass
4) Livingstone Bramble
5) Earl Campbell
6) Gerry Cooney
7) Ted DiBiase
8) Troy Dorsey
9) Daniel Gonzalez: Coal miner-boxer
10) Ivan Koloff
11) Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini
12) Angel Manfredy
13) “The Model” Rick Martel
14) Jameel McCline
15) James McMurtry
16) Anthony Muñoz
17) Lee Roy Murphy
18) Sean O’Grady
19) Diamond Dallas Page
20) Nathan Perrott
21) Richard Pilon
22) “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
23) “Leaping” Lanny Poffo
24) Folksinger Matthew Ryan
25) Mike Ryan: Montana bootmaker
26) Dan “The Beast” Severn: MMA forefather
27) Earnie Shavers
28) Billy Sims
29) James “Bonecrusher” Smith
30) George “The Animal” Steele
31) Pinklon Thomas
32) Jim Thomson
33) Paul Thorn: Boxer turned Musician
34) Jimmie Walker
35) Demond Wilson
36) Tim Witherspoon
37) Garo Yepremian

"Life in the Trenches" by Brian D'Ambrosio



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