A truely vivd and moving account of the life of one man who fought many battles, both privately and publicy. This book describes how Lenny Mclean grew up as a boy in a tough environment with a loving mother and a horrible step father. It depicts how he developed a sense of decency and a mental toughness, which helped him survive in a seemingly rough world through his bare knucle fighting. However, fighting apart, the book shows another side to Lenny. The kind, caring, honest and genuine man who stood by his principles and morals, never let his friends down, and who loved his "Val" and family dearly. A fantastic character, a brilliant portrayal, and I can't wait for the film, if it ever gets off the ground!