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Publisher's Summary

Watch My Back is the story of one man's search for courage. Depressed, bullied, intimidated by life and indoctrinated to believe that this was his lot, Geoff Thompson, on the verge of a breakdown, decided to fight back. In a bid to confront his fears, he took a job as a bouncer in one of Britain's roughest nightclubs. Over the next 10 years, he was involved in hundreds of brutal and bloody fights that left two of his friends murdered and many more in prison. Geoff reached the top of his trade and became addicted to violence. Then it all changed. After nearly being killed in a gang attack, and almost killing one of his attackers, he was forced to reassess his relationship with violence. After writing down his experiences, Geoff discovered a flair for writing.This is the story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to best seller but very nearly got killed on the way. Geoff Thompson is now the author of over 30 books, a stage play and a BAFTA-winning short film. This book is now a major motion picture: Clubbed.
©2008 Summersdale Publishers Ltd; (P)2008 Summersdale Publishers Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Lenny McLean had the braun, Dave Courtney had the charm, but Geoff Thompson is in a class of his own." (FHM)
"This man is very, very hard. Buy his book if you know what's good for you." (Maxim)
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By G on 02-25-12

FREAKING AWESOME BOOK - BEST AUDIO BOOK SO FAR

I really am not sure where to start - this book - the story, the reading, everything about it is freaking amazing!

It's a gritty story of a very tough man. It's a story of a scared young boy and later man facing and conquering his fears. It's a story of a man chasing and realizing his dreams. It's a treatise on fear and adrenalin affects on a person. By the end of the book you just want to freaking meet this guy.

Just get the damn book already and listen to it. It really is that good. And the narrator ROCKED! Best read book I have listened to.

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By Ron on 10-23-16

life altering book

this book is awesome. it will help you to learn how to overcome obstacles, fear and achieve your dreams. this author is the best and has overcome a lot.i looked him up on you tube. he is very enlightened and can help you in many ways.

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By Neilo on 09-13-16

The thinking man's hard man

What did you like most about Watch My Back?

Its honest. The author isn't just a hard man, there's a bit more to him than that. Like most other hard man books, it becomes a bit repetitive ('blah blah blah, so I knocked him out') but he does drop bits in that make him more likeable.

What other book might you compare Watch My Back to, and why?

The majority of other hard man books, but with a bit karate in too.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The earlier chapters were almost inspiring when he explains facing up to his fears.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh out loud quite a few times. Also made me shake my head in frustration a few times. Some of the 'humour' is scraping the bottom of the barrel. He seems above that kind of 'lad banter' crap earlier in the book. The flip side of that is of course, he is being himself, keeping it honest which is a good quality. I suppose each reader can interpret it their own way.

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By James on 07-03-17

My favorite book of all time!

Absolutely love this book, I've read it 3 times. I've also listed to the audiobook version 3 times. amazing story, great insight into what happens to us when we feel fear and how experts deal with it. It's read really well on the audiobook too! The actor suits it to a T. do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

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