Cinderella Man tells the stories of James J Braddock and Max Baer. Braddock is the aforementioned Cinderella Man. A boxer who all and sundry felt was used up as a fighter. His comeback and eventual winning of the World Heavyweight Championship is the stuff that fairytales are made of. This book documents not only Braddock's amazing story, but also tells the tale of Max Baer, the man whom Braddock beat to eventually become champion. His story is just as fascinating as Braddock's and is in truth even more touching. Braddock knew terrible poverty, but through it all he had his family around him. Baer, an easy going fun loving man (in stark contrast to Braddock who was a serious and sober person) had to live with the memory of killing a man in the ring and the psychological damage that it inflicted upon him is well presented. Baer is shown as being a massively talented boxer who could have gone on to be one of the greats of the sport but who ended up becoming the sideman in the Jim Braddock legend. By the end of the book, you will want both fighters to win and will feel both happy and sad for them, such is the power of their amazing story.