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85 year old Chris Munro releases profound autobiography

After overcoming cancer three times, 85-year-old Chris Munro from Liverpool has released his “profound” autobiography. A fascinating look into growing up in the Liverpool slums, crime, gambling, winning it all, losing it all, and surviving against all odds can be gained from local legend Chris Munro’s captivating life story.

Seen It All, Done It All is the story of a man who has literally done just that. Chris Munro’s memoirs will make you laugh, cry, and shake your head in disbelief, capturing the brutal realities of growing up in post-war Liverpool and living a dramatic life of highs, lows, and everything in between.

85 year old Chris Munro releases profound autobiography

The book starts off with his tales of begging, selling pigeons and crime in the slums of Vauxhall Road, Scotland Road, and later Cantril Farm Estate, Seen It All, Done It All takes you on an epic journey through Chris’ eventful life. From thieving and crime to borstal and jail, it’s a journey of survival and self-discovery.

Chris’ eventful story includes football, working as a doorman, rubbing shoulders with celebrities, travelling the U.S, becoming a millionaire, charity work, tragic losses, and life-changing revelations. Oozing with thought-provoking pearls of wisdom, the autobiography came about after Chris beat cancer for the third time.

85 year old Chris Munro releases profound autobiography

Chris explained: 

“I initially had prostate cancer back in 2003 and have since had thyroid cancer twice. I’ve beat it every time and after the third time I decided to finally write my auto-biography. My life has been so eventful and people have always said I could write a book so I decided to finally do it. You may not believe some of the things in my story but it’s all true — as crazy as some of it is.”

“Growing up in the post-war slums was very brutal and I don’t hold back when re-living the tales. I’m not proud of my life of crime but that said the good deeds and charity work I’ve done far outweighs the bad. I’ve gambled, built up multi-million pound empires from nothing and lost it all again — there are certainly lots of lessons to be learnt from my story.”

Seen It All, Done It All will entertain, shock and inspire all at once. Labelled ‘Miracle Man’ by doctors, Chris Munro is a force of nature with a thousand stories that have all finally been penned, thanks to the inspiration of surviving cancer for a third time. One thing for sure is he will not slow down any time soon.

Chris said: 

“A psychic once told me I’d live to 94 and at the time I thought she meant 1994! The kind of life I’ve lived I’m lucky to still be here but you’ve got to keep going and even at my age I still look to the future. I’ve certainly lived a full life and seen a lot in my life and I hope that the book will entertain people, whilst inspiring them and teaching them the things I’ve learnt.”

Having raised tens of thousands of pounds for many charitable causes during his life, Chris is donating money from his book sales to the RNLI due to their bravery and also to breast cancer research, something his wife tragically died of at the age of just 37.

Prolific local writer Peter Etherington edited Chris’ book and has been published by Liverpool Books Online, an ethical publishing company run by Susan Westoby that gives writers a fair deal and has produced Times Best Sellers such as Memoirs of a Liverpool Stripper. In addition to Chris donating profits to charity, Liverpool Books Online is donating to Mr. Old Hall Street and the Liverpool homeless.

Susan explained: 

“After self-publishing my book, Saxon Falcon, and winning Best Self Published Fiction with Writers News, I set out to help other writers get their stories out there too. There are so many talented writers and people with a story to tell — it’s an honour to share them with the world. Chris Munro is one of them and we’re excited to be releasing his profound life story, whilst donating to charity at the same time.”

You can purchase the book here.

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