Review Blog - The Rise and Fall of a Poor Man by John Rose

Title: The Rise and Fall of a Poor Man
Author: John Rose
Release: April 21, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rise and Fall of a poor man is a tragicomedy inspired by real cases. It tells the story of a poor, nearly illiterate boy named Alexander Baum, who grew up in a street where crime and poverty went hand in hand and who one day, thanks to football, became a multimillionaire hero of the masses.

Alexander was too much of a restless spirit and could not handle all the money, fame, vanity and opportunists. His days were spent training, on team retreats, travelling, playing and doing commercials and photo shoots. His little free time was spent on luxury and extravagance, in the company of false friends and professional model Joanna Pasteur, with whom he married without first ascertaining whether she was trustworthy.

After a decade of great success came the end of his career, the loss of income, tax burdens and a divorce that cost him millions. A fatal combination that quickly ruined Alexander, who again had to fight for a dignified existence.

Will he be able to turn his life around? This book has a surprising ending!

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What Others Are Saying:
The Power of Three Readers - "I really didn't know what a tragicomedy was before reading this story, but seriously, there are no words that I have to even try to convey my feelings after finishing this book."

Konny from Goodreads - "This book left me speechless. It was such a mindfudge I have no words."

Amazon Review - “The Author John Rose excels in his professional skills. I love the way John Rose writes this book. This is my first time reading anything from John Rose, and I am completely blown away!”

“So what is going to happen with your life, Alexander”, Jason asked.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen”, I answered. “I only know what’s not going to happen. I am going to live alone and am not going to repeat the mistakes of the past. Nobody’s going to see me surrounded by parasitic women or showing off fancy cars lined up in a row in my garage, all worth their weight in gold. That would be enough to get poor again in no time at all.”
“It’s true”, Jason said. “Money has a life of its own and moves and breathes like men. It comes and goes and reproduces. If you don’t use money wisely it disappears quickly, no matter how much you have.”

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The Rise & Fall of the Poor Man is a little bit of a different book than what I'm used to reading, but I'm taken aback with how much I actually enjoyed it!

Basically it's the story of a young boy with a talent for football that grows up in a neighborhood full of crime, but makes it big and becomes a pro player. He then doesn't know how to handle all this money he suddenly has and it's ends up full circle.

He makes light of the situation, which was based on true events, and it's nice to see.

I highly recommend giving this book a chance. Even if you don't think it's for you. You may be pleasantly surprised, as I was.


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