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This paper presents an overview of George Foreman's autobiography, describing his struggles and successes. The review summarizes the chapters in the book. First, the paper describes Foreman's early life in an impoverished neighborhood and how he managed to leave it behind. Then, it focuses on his entry into boxing and his successful career. Next, the review discusses his personal life and commitment to religion. Finally, the review highlights Foreman's good works for charities and the underprivileged. The paper concludes by stating that the book as a whole describes the triumphant life of an imperfect man.
From the Paper:"In the second chapter, this path would lead to George's inevitable departure from school. After losing a job as a mover, he would gain his mother's permission to join the job corps and move to Oregon. Here, he would be freed from the negative influences of the ghetto and the futureless individuals who surrounded him there. So would be revealed in a meeting with a new friend named Richard. In a surprising anecdote, he describes a moment when Richard introduces him to the music of Bob Dylan. Foreman remarks that he "listened to that whole Bob Dylan song and the one after that and the whole first side of that album. We talked about Dylan, his lyrics, and the philosophies of life explained in rock songs. That was strange to me, but appealing too; talking about ideas, and about what things mean." (30) This would open a door to self awareness that would shape George thereafter. He has his first boxing match in this chapter and it leads to the revelation that he would have a bright future, that he no longer needed to live with a chip on his shoulder."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Engel, J. & Foreman, G. (1995). By George: The Autobiography of George Foreman. Villard Books.
Cite this Book Review:
The Life and Career of George Foreman (2012, May 31) Retrieved September 15, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-life-and-career-of-george-foreman-151300/
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