Blood Sweat and Beer is a tale of an innocent and naive little boy, born during post war austerity to a lower working class family. Told initially through the eyes of a toddler it goes on to describe in great detail his struggle to make sense of an ever changing world, through childhood and adolescence, into adulthood and beyond. Determined to live a life less ordinary the story is a roller coaster ride of adventure, love, violence, and tragedy. Several years as a soldier including a tour of Ireland, serious illness and injury, a bad marriage, a life of biking and finally the finding of happiness, all peppered with a liberal dose of irrepressible humour and honesty. This is the better, store quality version of the paperback book.