Here is an autobiographical memoir (is that redundant?) that i read a while back and really appreciated. it is available for Kindle download for free right now. it is:

Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
by Cameron Conaway

Accomplished MMA fighter and award-winning writer Cameron Conaway presents in Caged the true story of a young man who overcomes a family background and his own inner torment by learning to channel his frustrations into the physical world of mixed martial arts fighting and the cerebral world of poetry and writing. It teaches the value of personal reflection, how life’s most painful moments can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of human nature, and just what is possible when optimism and determination combine to overcome tough odds. Caged shows how the pursuit of two seemingly disparate passions helped a struggling boy blossom into a simple man. The result is a literary and lyrical philosophical journey into the heart and mind of a modern-day warrior.

Still free? go Here to find out!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005XDQI4G/?tag=afbmf-20

i found it inspiring and encouraging and highly recommend it.
lee
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As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago