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Ry while living in penury Butler's fascination with this distinctly Cuban idealism sets him off on a remarkable journey training with befriending and interviewing the champion boxers that Cuba seems to produce than any other country In the process though Butler gets to know the landscape of the exhilaratingly warm Cuban culture—and starts to uestion where he feels most at home In the tradition of Michael Lewis and John Jeremiah Sullivan Butler is a keen and humane storyteller and the perfect guide for this riotous tour through the streets of Havana

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The Domino DiariesInterview betting his life savings on a boxing match against the favorite becoming romantically entangled with one of Fidel Castro's granddaughters or simply manufacturing press credentials to go where he wants—Brin Jonathan Butler has always been the act first ask permission later kind of journalist This book is the culmination of Butler's decade spent in the trenches of Havana trying to understand a culture perplexing to Westerners one whose elite athletes regularly forgo multimillion dollar opportunities to stay in Cuba and box for their count

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  • Leonardo Donofrio

    Download Book ¶ The Domino Diaries Ê Hardcover Ù Brin-jonathan butler The Domino DiariesThe appeal of boxing lies in its simplicity It is bare stripped down and always points to the truth Butler’s writing on boxing often reflects this and he is undoubtedly one of the best boxing writers working today; though anyone expecting this book to be a simple straight forward boxing memoir may be a little disappointed This is a book about something deeper than sports and nothing about it is simple or straightforwardThe start of the book is admittedly a little muddled Butler’s family recollections and portraits of his early forays into boxing are erratic and skittish – he’s like Ali in the first round against Liston leaping around here and there landing little of significance It’s when he first visits Cuba that he really plants his feet and lets his hands go and that’s when this memoir comes into its ownButler f


  • Susan

    Download Book ¶ The Domino Diaries Ê Hardcover Ù Brin-jonathan butler The Domino DiariesI love this book for many reasons Brin Jonathan Butler writes a beautiful account of Cuba's final years in the US boycott As US Cuban relations improve by the day the time capsule that has been Havana since 1959 will soon be a thing of the past Butler brings the reader into this world unknown to most in the US It's also an intelligent memoir with chapters that begin with uotes from various works of literature He writes about Hemingway's Cuba which as Butler informs the reader was surprisingly bereft of politics unlike Hemingway's previous stints abroad And there's also the boxing part which is a personal account of people who have choices to leave it all behind for obscene amoun


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