With the success of the critically acclaimed, Academy Award-winning film The Fighter, the world stood up and cheered for the inspiring true story of Micky Ward - a heart-and-soul warrior who overcame the odds to make history in the ring. But that was only part of the tale.... Now, in his own words, "Irish" Micky Ward tells his inspirational life story as only he can.
From his first bout at the age of seven, Micky Ward was known first and foremost for giving as good as he got, and for leaving absolutely everything he had in the ring. When he fought, quitting was never an option. It was that indomitable spirit that would allow him to survive, battle against, and overcome the harsh realities that he faced every day of his life.
For it was outside the ring that Ward's heart would be most needed, from witnessing his idolized older half-brother Dicky fall from grace, to dealing with his wildly dysfunctional - if frighteningly loyal - family, to the darkest of secrets that he has never revealed until now, and the numerous setbacks and defeats that would have stopped a lesser man. Micky Ward has remained a fighter, through and through - both as a professional boxer, and as a man who finally found his greatest strength in friendship, family, and faith in himself
From the rough streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the blood and sweat of the international fight game, to the bright lights and adulation of Hollywood, this is the rousing, moving, tragic, and humorous story of the one and only Micky Ward.
©2012 Joe Layden, Micky Ward (P)2012 Penguin
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"A good story for one listen."
This is a feel good story and it made me feel good.
I enjoyed listening to it once, but I wouldn't want to listen to it again. It held my interest all the way through -- more than a lot of books these days -- and the end was interesting. But that's it. One time was enough.
This review made me think about how I "star" a book for the "overall" category:
Would I want to listen to it over and over again? That's a 4 or 5 star book.
Made it all the way through one time but that's all? 3 stars.
Put it down before I got to the end the first time through? 1 or 2 stars, depending on how far I got and what else I didn't like about the book.
So Micky and "Warrior's Heart" gets 3 stars overall. The performance was very good. I gave it 5 stars. But performance can't replace story. And for me, the book overall can't be better than the story. So if the "Warrior's Heart" story gets 3 stars, then the book overall gets 3 stars, too.
There's nothing that stands out, got me excited, or makes me want to tell you about it in this review.
I'm guessing it will be sitting on my hard drive for a long time before it gets played again. Maybe when my kids are older they'll enjoy it. I'll probably save it for them.
"This was an amazing Bio"
This was an amazing Bio, Micky Ward pulls no punches and gives you a detailed look into his life in and outside the ring. Strangely enough your going to find yourself connecting with the characters in the novel. From start to finish the tale of Ward's life is going to hold your interest. If your a fight fan I think you should give this novel a try.
excellent book, if you like competitive sports you'll be inspired
falling down and getting back up over and over
there is one,
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