Everytime there is a warehouse sale on books, I will try to make my way down to grab some books which are sold at a fraction of its price. Got this one at $5.00.
Not sure if any of you caught the Russell Crowe movie, Cinderella Man few years back. Although this movie wasnt such a big hit in the box office, nevertheless watching the movie left a mark in me. The movie was inspired by the true story of James J Braddock, a boxer during the depression era in America.
Its the life story of his struggle, one particular scene that strucked my heart, was when he put down his ego and his pride, to beg for money from his friends and associates, so that he just have enough to put food on the table for his family and pay the electricity bills so that their home can be warmer during this harsh cold winter times.
When reporters asked him whats his purpose of fighting when his career was at its tailend and his supposedly match up with the heavyweight champion then Max Beur that was renowned for killing 2 men in the ring, his family was his inspiration.
I do remember reading somewhere before that says during this extraordinary times is the time when ordinary men will stand up and do extraordinary things.
James J Braddock is one of them and this book is certainly a good read for all to be inspired by his life struggle and his never say die attitude and his deep love and sense of responsiblity for his family. Something which we badly might need when dark times are just looming around the corner.