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The Resource Gentleman Gerry : a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery, Gerry Cooney, John Grady

Gentleman Gerry : a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery, Gerry Cooney, John Grady

Label
Gentleman Gerry : a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery
Title
Gentleman Gerry
Title remainder
a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery
Statement of responsibility
Gerry Cooney, John Grady
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This authorized biography chronicles boxing legend Gerry Cooney's career, his challenges and triumphs as a trauma survivor, and his journey to sustained recovery from alcoholism. It provides a detailed account of the difficulties this Golden Gloves champion faced both as a child and adult, offering a compelling exploration of an inspirational life"--
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Review
A former heavyweight contender battles personal demons in this mixed bag. Though billed as a memoir, Grady, a drug counselor, relays Cooney’s story in the third person, beginning with his blue-collar upbringing in 1960s Long Island as the son of an abusive alcoholic. Living in fear, Cooney learned to fight and suffered from a low self-esteem that would lead to his own alcohol addiction. Grady takes readers from Cooney’s first professional fight in 1977 (defeating Billy Jackson), through his first heavyweight title fight in 1982 (he lost to Larry Holmes) to his final fight with George Foreman in 1990 (he lost by a knockout). Ultimately, Cooney overcame his addiction and founded the Fighters’ Initiative for Support and Training, which helps find work for retired boxers. Grady rarely quotes Cooney or anyone else in the book, creating a story that feels oddly secondhand, and intersperses the narrative with chapters chronicling the book’s development, titled “The Writing Process,” comprised of such incongruous asides as how he was at his mother’s death bed while texting Cooney. It’s a disjointed narrative, but Cooney’s charms manage to shine through in this uplifting story of recovery. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 05/06/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 18, p)
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10787525
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooney, Gerry
Dewey number
  • 796.83092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1132.C668
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grady, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooney, Gerry
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Alcoholics
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery
Label
Gentleman Gerry : a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery, Gerry Cooney, John Grady
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The earliest days -- The survivor fights back -- From prospect to national sensation -- From prodigy to pro -- The future: an un-setting sun -- Fighting through the heavyweight division -- Evolving into a contender -- Combatting the veteran warrior -- It's (almost) time -- The prodigy prepares for battle -- A herculean destruction of a legend -- Aftermath -- Fighting fame, egos' but not the champ -- The dream becomes reality -- Training for the champ -- Fight night -- I belong here -- You can't hurt me, man -- Breaking apart -- A brief return to combat -- Dead man fighting -- Preparing to rise -- The preacher and the puncher -- Doing "the next right thing"
Control code
2018054444
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781538111000
Lccn
2018054444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1078203317
Label
Gentleman Gerry : a contender in the ring, a champion in recovery, Gerry Cooney, John Grady
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The earliest days -- The survivor fights back -- From prospect to national sensation -- From prodigy to pro -- The future: an un-setting sun -- Fighting through the heavyweight division -- Evolving into a contender -- Combatting the veteran warrior -- It's (almost) time -- The prodigy prepares for battle -- A herculean destruction of a legend -- Aftermath -- Fighting fame, egos' but not the champ -- The dream becomes reality -- Training for the champ -- Fight night -- I belong here -- You can't hurt me, man -- Breaking apart -- A brief return to combat -- Dead man fighting -- Preparing to rise -- The preacher and the puncher -- Doing "the next right thing"
Control code
2018054444
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781538111000
Lccn
2018054444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1078203317

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