Brian D'Ambrosio

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Brian D'Ambrosio interviewing politician Denny Rehberg.

Brian D'Ambrosio is a Missoula, Montana author, poet, and journalist,[1] who has written numerous travel, sports, music, history, film, political, and true crime articles and books. He is most notable for the book, Free Ryan Ferguson,[2] which documented and helped overturn the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson,and a biography of screen actor Charles Bronson.[3] Free Ryan Ferguson has interviews, pictures and maps that support Ferguson's claims of innocence.[4]

In 2013, D'Ambrosio interviewed 30 former NHL players about their role and position and discussed the current status of fighting in hockey.[5] D'Ambrosio said that he was "interested in the psychology of players, and the mental prowess that goes into that preparation." [6]

D'Ambrosio was the Communications Director of ex-boxer Jameel McCline's ill-fated run for Congress in Florida in 2014, and works with and on behalf of many former fighters. His interviews with actress Misty Upham in which the actress discussed the trauma she faced growing up on Montana reservations and her suicidal tendencies were perhaps Upham's most explicit. They would be her final.[7]

He is the author of Warrior in the Ring, a biography of "Indian" Marvin Camel, a half-Flathead, half-black pinball mechanic who went from a Montana Indian Reservation to win world boxing titles.[8] In the Golden Age of boxing, Marvin Camel, from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana, defied all obstacles of race, poverty, and geographical isolation to become the first Native American to win a world boxing title. [9]

D'Ambrosio detailed the life of eccentric boxer Livingstone Bramble in "Rasta in the Ring" - a world of snakes, dogs, marijuana and voodoo. [10]

D'Ambrosio is a frequent contributor to, among other sites, The Huffington Post,[11] where he profiles musicians, former entertainment wrestlers, and an eclectic assortment of vivid people. D'Ambrosio is also a music writer for several publications and has written several works of published poetry.[12] He recently completed a first volume of stories of musicians, actors, entertainers and sports stars called "Life in the Trenches," which includes 37 in-depth profiles of subjects such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, MMA forefather Dan "The Beast" Severn, and Texas folksinger James McMurtry. The first volume was called "insightful, enjoyable and good old-fashioned storytelling," by the Spokesman-Review. He is at work on a second edition, which features New Jersey comic Joe Piscopo, North Carolina troubadour Malcolm Holcombe, and 28 others.

Brian D'Ambrosio and Bill Ferguson