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Girls Can't Be in the Mafia

Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • Description
  • Praise
  • About the Author
  • Morbidly funny and inspiring, Danielle West's memoir is heart-breakingly honest about her years of angst and escape.

    Getting away from her dysfunctional family was Danielle's one mission as a child in America. After a stint of homelessness, she becomes a dominatrix and a go-go dancer, a soap-maker and a professional MMA fighter in London, a digital marketer and a novelist—all before stepping foot in Singapore, where she has made her home.

  • “A refreshingly brave and authentic memoir of a truly inspiring woman who shows us how she grappled with, wrestled and won the fight against her raging demons of depression and despair, to become the successful overachiever she is today.”
    —Ning Cai, author of the bestselling Misdirection

    “It is amazing Danielle has the ability to tell her story with any bit of a sense of humour… Her recollection of her life’s events is more than the experience of three lifetimes.”
    —Rich Franklin, three-time MMA world champion

  • Danielle West was born in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She has lived in forts in the woods, cardboard boxes on the streets of Toronto, high-rise flats in London, and gym sofas and penthouse suites in Singapore. She has been a dominatrix, a MMA fighter, a wrestling and MMA coach, a soap-maker, a founding member of the London Rollergirls and a go-go dancer. She published her first novel All Change Please, written over seven years on her Blackberry, in 2012. Currently, she works in digital marketing in Singapore. She is also producing an immersive theatre experience.

ISBN: 9789814785952
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 248
Year Published: 2018
Size: 152mm x 225mm