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Someone once said “Men live by intervals of reason, under the sovereignty of humor and passion.” So it is with Allen, a preacher's son; fighting for his place in his church, his life on the streets, and his life as a Marine on a foreign battlefield. Allen seems always to be fighting for someone else in each ring; his trainer who tells him he's shoddy and a champ; his father who tells him what he envisaged him to be, his church that expects holiness, and his country that expects him to die for their sins. This is the story of Allen's passions, fill with hunger for acceptance, a desire to be iconoclastic in a world where fame without character is celebrated, truth is debunk as relative and pleasure’s without restraints is main stream.read more