The project covers an integral period of her life when she moved from the United States to when she spent her junior year in college abroad in Japan. While in the Land of the Rising Sun, Modafferi embarked on her professional MMA career and tore through her opposition en route to captivating victories in Smackgirl and HOOKnSHOOT, culminating in her capturing the middleweight title in the IFC.
“I am thrilled to share a bit of my life story with everybody,” Modafferi said. “I've spent a total of eight years in Japan after college graduation, but this year abroad as a student was my first experience living in the foreign culture. I want to share the funny, painful, challenging, and fun things that I've done. I hope that anybody who purchases a copy of Memoirs of a Happy Warrior will not only enjoy it, but also take something positive from my story. Hopefully it will help others achieve their goals and make them happier, more productive people because of it.”
The book is an entertaining read, one that not only chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the early days of Modafferi’s fighting career but also as to who Roxanne is a person. She had to learn not only an entirely new language, but also how to navigate around the labyrinthine streets of Tokyo and its surrounding cities. Being in such a massive and populated metropolis that one has never been in before is a daunting task in and of itself. But getting acclimated to an entirely different culture with a host family that doesn’t speak your native language is something that most people wouldn’t overcome. But with the help from a few people who would become lifelong friends and a burning desire to succeed, Roxanne didn’t just persevere. She relished in the challenge and became one of the best fighters on the female circuit because of it.
Memoirs of a Happy Warrior is being published by Las Vegas-based Burning Horse Media, a multi-faceted media company founded by long-time fight writer Mike Sloan (m.sherdog.com, www.secondsout.com, etc.). With two titles already published and ten more due by the end of 2014, Burning Horse Media is quickly becoming one of the best independent publishing companies in the country.
“We are thrilled to be releasing Memoirs of a Happy Warrior,” Sloan said. “We hope that everybody who calls him or herself a fan of MMA will scoop up a copy of the book and enjoy what Roxanne has written. She’s put in a ton of work to get this project finished and now it’s our turn to help make her dreams become a reality. She’s been crowned a champion, which is not something everybody can claim for themselves. It wasn’t easy but she has achieved a tremendous amount of goals over the past years and her being cast on TUF18 is a testament to her work ethic and dedication.”
Details as to when Memoirs of a Happy Warrior will officially be released are forthcoming. The book will be available in paperback format for just $12.95 as well as digital (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, etc) for $5.95. Look for Roxanne Modafferi to make appearances throughout Las Vegas to promote her book, where she will be more than happy to meet and greet her fans as well as sign copies of her book. Continuously check www.burninghorsemedia.com for details.