Here is an autobiographical memoir (is that redundant?) that i read a while back and really appreciated. it is available for Kindle download for free right now. it is:
Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
by Cameron Conaway
Accomplished MMA fighter and award-winning writer Cameron Conaway presents in Caged the true story of a young man who overcomes a family background and his own inner torment by learning to channel his frustrations into the physical world of mixed martial arts fighting and the cerebral world of poetry and writing. It teaches the value of personal reflection, how life’s most painful moments can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of human nature, and just what is possible when optimism and determination combine to overcome tough odds. Caged shows how the pursuit of two seemingly disparate passions helped a struggling boy blossom into a simple man. The result is a literary and lyrical philosophical journey into the heart and mind of a modern-day warrior.
Still free? go Here to find out!http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005XDQI4G/?tag=afbmf-20
i found it inspiring and encouraging and highly recommend it.
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"