- File Size: 424 KB
- Print Length: 159 pages
- Publisher: Bill Carson Books; 1 edition (August 13, 2014)
- Publication Date: August 13, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MPB8GV2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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- #882 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Violence in Society
- #1614 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Exercise & Fitness > Martial Arts
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"Imagine going to work wearing body armour and knife-proof gloves and carrying a few other ‘protective items’." In this autobiographical account of the day-to-day life of a bouncer, you don't have to imagine it because author, Bill Carson describes everything in vivid detail.
Movies such as Patrick Swaye's "Roadhouse," and Chow Yun Fat's "Full Contact" are romanticized, action oriented thrillers featuring elite bouncers. Carson's book is the "reality" version, and is a fascinating journey into the often dangerous and unforgiving world of a "old-world" bouncer.
Carson starts the book with some very interesting tidbits of "bouncer" history. Bouncers are essentially guardians of an establishment and their origins date way back to the Ancient Greeks.
In today's world, bouncers have turned into security guards . In England and many other locations throughout the world, bouncers have to be trained in first aid, crowd control, and in the use of psychological techniques. They have to be licensed and are under numerous legal restrictions, which according to Carson puts them at terrible risk.
During the years when Bill Carson was a part-time bouncer the world of "the bouncer" was unlicensed and unrestricted and often attracted thugs, street fighters and ex-convicts. Carson's background and entry into the profession was as a Karate and boxing expert. His rough and brutal Karate training brought with it a moral code. Throughout his years as a bouncer, he determined to "treat people the way he would want to be treated," and deal with the rest as best he could.
The world of a bouncer, is by nature a violent world, where drunks and thugs seek out confrontations and fights. It is this world we see in the incidents Carson recorded in his diary.
If you regularly go to clubs, dance venues, and large parties you will gain a great appreciation for the people who are there to protect you. It won't just be "the guy" at the door anymore!
I sit at a computer all day long and this is a world that was totally beyond my comprehension! I found it to be an eye opening education and insight into a very different world, where things can go terribly wrong in an instant!
This book, birthed from a diary of a Bouncer, is really a tale of human experience – though it hedges closer to the dark than the light. Bill, our ‘friendly’ Bouncer and narrator had run into all sorts of people in his varied career- some of them so unbelievable I had to read the chapter a few times. From his first physical trainings in a Dojo to his fledgling Door Duty at a birthday party in the 90’s through a successful business and everything in between, this is a violent and dark look at an underbelly few of us have ever considered.
I liked the book a lot and passed it on to a couple of my friends that work in the industry; whom like it very much as well. It is nice to see that not every bouncer is as delusional and egotistical as the security I have been exposed to where I live.
I would check this out if you are looking for an up-close and personal experience with a humble man that has seen a lot or if you are just looking for a well-told and interesting story.
This book made my week and I am sure it will make yours as well, enjoy!
I have to say there is a lot more to being a bouncer than I first thought, at least to be a good one anyway. The author walks us through his teenage years when he was first introduced to karate and starting his bouncer career.
What follows is an array of true stories of situations that the author and his work colleagues faced on a normal nights work.
There are quite a few humorous parts in this book as well as some sad. There are quite a few people that the author worked with through his career that I would love to have met as they certainly stood out to me. Particularly one certain lady that sounded like a lot of fun who ran one of the places that he worked for.
Overall this is a great book that gives us readers an insight into the life of a bouncer and certainly makes for an interesting read. Don’t be expecting lots of blood and fights as you will be sorely disappointed, even though there is some in there that is only a small part of the story. This book will show you that there’s a lot more thinking actually goes on than just lashing out and hitting people, I certainly think it will surprise some readers.
Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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