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Watch My Back [Kindle Edition]

Geoff Thompson
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Book Description

Watch My Back is the story of one man’s search for courage. Depressed, bullied, intimidated by life and indoctrinated to believe that this was his lot, Geoff Thompson, on the verge of a breakdown, decided to fight back. In a bid to confront his fears, he took a job as a bouncer in one of Britain’s roughest nightclubs. Over the next ten years, he was involved in hundreds of brutal and bloody fights that left two of his friends murdered and many more in prison; he turned himself into a fearsome fighting machine. Geoff reached the top of his trade and became addicted to violence.

Then it all changed. After nearly being killed in a gang attack, and almost killing one of his attackers, he was forced to reassess his relationship with violence. After writing down his experiences, Geoff discovered a flair for writing.

This is the story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to best-seller but very nearly got killed on the way. Geoff Thompson is now the author of over thirty books, a stage play and a BAFTA winning short film.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2596 KB
  • Print Length: 393 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Ltd (6 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LR7IF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Until the age of thirty Geoff Thompson had worked through a plethora of menial jobs, from glass collector to floor sweeper; he even spent a decade working as a nightclub bouncer.

Convinced that there must be more to life than this, Geoff decided to become a martial arts instructor (polled as the number one self defence instructor in the world by Black Belt magazine USA) then followed this by living out his dream of becoming a writer.

He is now the author of thirty-four books published in 15 languages, five multi-award-winning films (one BAFTA nominated, one BAFTA winning), three stage plays and hundreds of published articles.

Geoff's autobiography, Watch My Back, has been adapted into a major motion picture, Clubbed.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep 29 April 2014
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As a fan of Geoff anyway reading this first book of his was a must, and it didn't disappoint.

If you want proof that transformation as a person and a spirit is possible it's all in here.

It couldn't be clearer that we have the choice to be who we want and that circumstances should never be an excuse to not live the life we deserve!

Thanks, I'm a better being for reading this book..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Geoff Thompson is an inspiration 24 Jan. 2014
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I was lucky enough to hear Geoff Thompson give a speech at a training day I attended for work a few weeks ago. I knew very little about him or his work so didn't know what to expect. I was totally blown away by what he had to say. The man is a true inspiration! I decided to purchase a couple of his books (this being one) and was not disappointed. 'Watch my Back' had me engrossed from the first page. Yes it's violent but the message it carries is strong and honest. It's beautifully written, witty, clever and thought provoking. I totally recommend it. I'm now looking forward to reading the other books. Thank you Geoff Thompson!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Watch my back 3 Aug. 2013
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This is a great book , I've read it again for the first time in a while and like all of geoff other books it offers relevant advice, in parts it's darkly funny as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth my time! 12 Jun. 2013
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I must admit, many times whilst reading this I kept thinking 'that was unnecessary Geoff'....or 'what a complete animal'.
But after completing the book, and upon reflection, I have to say that I understand why he did everything he did, I'm not suggesting that I condone it all (I doubt he does either) but I did understand.

As a man of combat training for over 20 years now, I could relate to a lot of what he has to say, and I have learnt a hell of a lot more!
Without a doubt Geoff is a truly exceptional man.
This is the BEST book I have ever read!
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