Lux Alani

Punch Happy: There's No Crying in Boxing

Punch Happy: There's No Crying in Boxing by Lux Alani
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nonfiction Biographies, Sports
For readers of:Mary Karr, Chuck Palahniuk, Lena Dunham, Joyce Carol Oates, Carrie Brownstein
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Print Length85 pages
PublisherSoul to Page
Publication DateJune 1, 2017
About the Book

How boxing empowered a no-quit, noodle-armed newbie.

Darkly humorous and told with striking grit, Lux Alani takes on solitude, midlife athleticism, and the siren call of boxing. Punch Happy celebrates the soulfulness, demands and ennobled force of boxing in 12 rounds of prose that roll and jab with dazzling right hooks.

Weighing in at 85 pages, this little book packs a punch. You’ll read it bell to bell in the time it takes to watch a 12-round bout. You’ll get humanity and F-bombs, eye-candy and inspiration. But mostly you’ll get reminded of your own capacity to overcome. In raw, poetic passages, Punch Happy captures the art of inhabiting one’s strength.

For all the fighters in the ring of life.

About the Author

Known for her gritty, poetic, and darkly humorous voice, Lux Alani is an internationally published writer, former international model, and longtime boxing fan. She is an advocate of power, shenanigans, and impossible triumphs. Her daring work calls the reader to rise. Visit her at

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