This book is only available as an ebook.
|Confessions of a Doorman
Brief Description: Following on from the success of his best selling book Doing the Doors, doorman, bodyguard, ex-mercenary and martial arts expert Robin Barratt recalls more hard-hitting stories from his frequently violent life on nightclub doors around the UK. Barratt also records a few incredible and often hilarious takes from his time as a bodyguard in France, Russia and the Ukraine.
After being sent to clean up one of the most famous nightclubs in Paris, Barratt found himself 'hanging out' with a top Hollywood actor. In the Ukraine he came up against corrupt officials, and in Russia he worked alongside ex-Russian Special Forces. Confessions of a Doorman starts by chronicling his steroid related heart attack at the age of just 43.
Describing a lifetime of violence, turmoil and confusion, as well as his controversial opinions on the Security Industry Authority and his thoughts on what makes a first-rate doorman, Confessions is frequently comical, often shocking, occasionally heart-warming and written with Robin's usual style of pace, humour and honest.
About the Author:
Robin Barratt started his career in security and protection in the 1980s on the doors in his home town of Norwich. He then attended a six-week Close Protection training course in Hereford and ended up travelling the world looking after the rich (but not so famous). He eventually became the International Director of Training for The WFB up until the year 2000 when it was sold in to an Icelandic subsidiary of Securitas. A few years later he founded, and was President, of the British Bodyguard Association (BBA). The BBA was passed onto new owners at the end of 2008 and has become the biggest association of its kind in the world.
He started writing books in 2002 and published his first book ‘Doing the Doors’, which is now a genre best-seller. ‘Confessions of a Doorman’, ‘Maria’s Story’ and ‘Bouncers and Bodyguards’ followed. For a while he also published and edited ‘Protection News’ for the close protection community, ‘The Circuit’ on-line magazine for the BBA and ‘On The Doors’ - the only quality magazine in the world dedicated exclusively to Door Supervision.