Million Dollar Baby

ISBN: 0099490587
Previously published as: Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner.

Million Dollar Baby - F.X. Toole
I bought this because I saw the film version and wasn’t impressed. I’m not going to go into why I felt it was way over-hyped here, but it did interest me enough to read this book.

And I’m glad I picked it up, because these short stories are a lot better than the film. The author, F.X. Toole, was a cut-man and professional boxing trainer, and so he knew the business. He knew the people and the atmosphere and all of that comes across in the stories. Read more about Million Dollar Baby