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Yet another Gypsy autobiography?......,
This review is from: Hard Knocks & Soft Spots (Hardcover)
I've bought and read a few Gypsy autobiography's - Bartley Gorman ( fantastic read ), Jimmy Stockins ( Poor read ), Billy Cribb ( even poorer read ) so when Paddy released his book I didn't think twice about buying it. I have to say in all honesty I wasn't disappointed at all. This bloke has gone through quite a lot in his life - Growing up with his grandparents but thinking they were actually his own parents until he was about 12, being bullied at school constantly, loosing numerous babies to a rare genetic disorder, his first son killed in a car crash. That's quite a lot to put up with, as well as the constant danger of being a well known bare-knuckle fighter. I knew of Paddy Doherty long before Big Fat Gypsy weddings and Big Brother came about, and I had a lot of respect for him - even more so now I know a little more about his life. Buy this book, I promise you wont regret it and may even be slightly surprised at how enthralling it is.