Roger The Boxer: I am just passing through

by Roger Canon

Biographies & Autobiographies

LoveReading Expert Review of Roger The Boxer: I am just passing through

There are elements of self reflection throughout and although truthfully describing the scrapes and predicaments he finds himself in over the years I liked that the author managed to maintain a more neutral tone - neither glorifying nor excessively condemning his past.

An autobiographical narrative with plenty of highs and lows. ‘Roger the Boxer: I am just passing through’ by Roger Canon is an open and honest, no holds barred, no nonsense reflection by the author on his life. Filled with colourful characters and told by someone who was a part of a colourful crowd, this is Roger the Boxer’s story. There are elements of self reflection throughout and although truthfully describing the scrapes and predicaments he finds himself in over the years I liked that the author managed to maintain a more neutral tone - neither glorifying nor excessively condemning his past. Running through his early life, his time in the boxing ring and on the rugby pitch, his tendencies towards violence and use of cocaine, his prison sentence and how he steadily turned his life around and built a successful business. Throughout, Canon portrays himself in a way that's relatable - he’s a human, who has made a lot of mistakes, but has hopefully managed to learn from them and worked on healing their root causes. ‘Roger the Boxer: I am just passing through’ is an interesting read, the life and times of a working class Cockney battled through in ‘a mostly catastrophic manner’. This book delivered insight into a world and perspective I would not have known previously, from the obvious to the author’s seemingly straightforward experience of acquiring his first mortgage. I think that this is an illuminating read for fans of autobiographies.

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Roger The Boxer: I am just passing through Synopsis

This book tells the story of the extraordinary life of a man from north London, from 1960 to 2020. He battles his way through life, mostly in a catastrophic manner. to the reader he openly admits his faults and mistakes, from violence, cocaine, sexual differences, prison and to Northern Ireland and back to London. Whilst reading this book you will feel joy, sorrow, then more joy. You will want to love him, hit him, then love him some more. It`s an enjoyable read for everyone to learn from his mistakes and to understand how he turned his life around to success

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781398435612
Publication date: 30th January 2022
Author: Roger Canon
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 172 pages
Primary Genre Biographies & Autobiographies
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