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Wrecking Machine By Alex Wade

Wrecking Machine by Alex Wade

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Summary

An exploration of the nature of masculinity, through the fascinating world of white-collar boxing.

Wrecking Machine Summary

Wrecking Machine: A Tale of Real Fights and White Collars by Alex Wade

Alex Wade is a respectable professional man, with a responsible white-collar job. But once in a while he puts on his gloves, steps into a boxing ring and hits another man in the face while trying to avoid getting hit in return. Welcome to the world of the 'Real Fight Club', where lawyers, surveyors and City traders swap their pinstripes for mouthguards and experience the kind of adrenaline rush that only unarmed combat can bring. But what drives these largely middle-class, often affluent men to invite a punch to the head? For Alex Wade it became a way of addressing his own demons, and facing up to the fact that, despite the respectable veneer, his first three decades had been marked by a tendency to violence and self-destruction. As he describes in this gripping and moving memoir, it was only through a world of organised violence that he truly came to know himself.

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GOR001388636
9780743263481
0743263480
Wrecking Machine: A Tale of Real Fights and White Collars by Alex Wade
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2005-06-06
320
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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