Kevin Brennan is a freelance writer and former sports editor who has written a number of books, including collaborations with former footballer John McGovern, snooker player Willie Thorne, football manager Alan Curbishley, actor William Roache and transgender former boxing manager and promoter Kellie Maloney.
Not many people have been a unique a journey as Kellie Maloney. Born Frank Maloney into a tough working class family in the 1950s, the young man gravitated towards the world of boxing, where he became a very well respected boxing promoter and worked with the likes of undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and European champion Tony Jeffries. Decades later, Frank decided the time was right to become the person he was always destined to become, and in this enthralling autobiography, recalls in great detail the unique instance where one life ends and one can begin. Packed with wonderful insight and anecdotes about herself and those she knew both inside and outside the world of boxing, Frankly Kellie is a story with another dimension a tale of an identity kept hidden for decades and how the overcoming of a deep inner turmoil can propel anyone into a brand-new life. Insightful and astute, Kellie talks openly about the years of anguish and torment, recounting extracts from her diary and explaining in unflinching detail the emotional roller coaster she endured over the years, from childhood through to telling loved ones the truth. With humour and humility this book takes the reader on a journey through the transgender process the physicality and the emotion and celebrates the life of an incredible individual.
PUBLISHER: Blink Publishing
PUBLICATION DATE: 25 Jun. 2015