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By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman

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This autobiography of boxer George Foreman covers his childhood, his boxing days and his religious conversion after leaving boxing a defeated man. Events include the famous Rumble in the Jungle fight with Muhammad Ali and his comback in 1994 to raise money for the Houston Youth Center.
Paperback, 262 pages
Published October 11th 2000 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1995)
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I thought this was going to be a very hokey book. I expected a lot of George was mean and angry his whole life then he meets Jesus then everything is shiny and happy, jokes about George eating too much, George has a dream to heavyweight champion again, George makes the dream come true, and more George and Jesus stuff but this book was surprisingly candid and interesting.

He talks about his anti-social childhood in the crime infested 5th ward in Houston. Going into the job corps where he started...more
this book as brilliant. i must admit that i had a very different understanding of the monster i thought i knew foreman to be before that pivotal night in puerto rico where after only his second defeat he had a vision of god in the changing room (inter alia) and gave up boxing in his mid 20s. this guy was a bully and a proper thug. he turned into a preacher. he faster for 21 days then to keep all his philanthropic initiatives funded he went back into fighting 10 year later in his late 30s and the...more
The rise of an amazing athlete from the projects in Houston. As a child he sys he was so hungrey that he actually dreamed of the little cartons of milk the other kids could afford to buy at school. Very touching read!
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