Monsters' Throwdown (Paperback)
A Human Odyssey
Createspace, 9781493616091, 200pp.
Publication Date: December 12, 2013
The rousing memoir Monsters' Throwdown is a collection of moments in the life of the author told in a no-nonsense, brilliantly humorous style. This unflinching look at East Cleveland, Ohio, during the pre- to post-Civil Rights era is an eye-opening illustration of life blooming in even the darkest corners.
As Eleanor Lois Tomczyk tells the story of her life, her great sense of humor makes some of the most difficult times in her days growing up in the ghetto easier for anyone to fathom.
This is not just a peek, but an all-embracing celebration of a life won by the self-belief and dedication of one woman who was feisty enough to toss the B.S. sandwich she was handed at birth in favor of something more worthy of her wit, intelligence, and dignity.
The author's voice is authentic, engaging, and unstoppable. Tomczyk's history is shared so openly, readers will surely feel a familiarity and connection with the heroine-and they will most certainly feel a deep admiration for her. The pluck and stick-to-itiveness of a girl with so many things stacked against her is guaranteed to be inspiration for every reader lucky enough to pick up this book.