Rocky Scarpati is a young, narcissistic womanizer and theatrical-school dropout who believes in the old Shakespearean adage that the world is a stage and everyone is playing a part. Rocky chooses his parts with wild abandonment and pursues them with vigor. First, he’s the tough young kid seeking fame and fortune in the prize fighting ring. Then he’s the dedicated and hard-hitting newspaper columnist who seeks to change the world with his words and, finally, a role he never sought; a murder defendant on trial for a crime he never committed. But is he as guilty as the thug who did? Nobody Likes a Fat Jockey is the tale of a prize fighter and wanna-be actor who dares to live his dreams and face the consequences, even when they threaten to crush him.