BOOK | FIGHTING FOR SUCCESS: UNRAVELLING THE MUAY THAI BUSINESS IN THAILANDRegular price $30.00
Paperback-October 9, 2021
"There is an old U.S. saying about New York City, “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.” We can add Phuket to that pithy phrase. Lynne Miller has done the business equivalent here by starting a Muay Thai (MT) gym, the same as climbing up Mount Everest by crawling backwards, upside down, without any equipment or oxygen and finally succeeding against impossible odds. MT is easily the most male-dominated business in the country.
‘Fighting for Success’ is a completely riveting, mesmerising, cannot-put-it-down, Arnold-the-Terminator-delivered gut-punch exposé on how to do (or not do) business in Thailand. That, nor the book, is for the faint of heart or the most cowardly lion. She immediately brings the whole MT business down to bare metal from paragraph one. I am reminded what Daniel Craig just told prospective aspirants about becoming actors: “DON’T DO IT!” ‘Fighting for Success’ sends the same clear message (or lesson) for would-be expat MT entrepreneurs. The book is must-read. As the British always say, “Not bad.”"
Leonard H Leblanc III, Contributing Editor of Expat Life in Thailand magazine
Fighting for Success is Lynne Miller's raw, true story about a pair of naïve Western women who launch a Muay Thai gym on the beautiful island of Phuket, off the Andaman Coast of Thailand. Throwing themselves into a murky world of male-dominated culture hundreds of years old, Lynne and her daughter Rhian navigate a dangerous maze of tradition, treachery and testosterone to create one of the most successful Muay Thai businesses in Thailand.
Profits from the book will be used to keep the Thai staff at Sumalee Boxing Gym employed during the Covid pandemic. This book is a must for anyone dreaming if a life change who faces what seem like insurmountable challenges, and for anybody interested in the fascinating martial art that is called Muay Thai.