Undisputed Truth by Larry Sloman, Mike Tyson

By Larry Sloman, Mike Tyson

A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world—and a legend either out and in of the ring.

Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectancies, and many traditional knowledge in the course of his 3 a long time within the public eye. Bullied as a boy within the hardest, poorest local in Brooklyn, Tyson grew as much as develop into probably the most exciting and ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. yet his brilliance within the ring used to be frequently compromised through reckless habit. Years of demanding partying, violent fights, and felony lawsuits took their toll: via 2003, Tyson had hit all-time low, a convicted felon, thoroughly broke, the punch line to one thousand undesirable late-night jokes. but he fought his long ago; the fellow who as soon as admitted being addicted "to everything" regained his luck, his dignity, and the affection of his kinfolk. With a victorious one-man level convey, his unforgettable performances within the Hangover motion pictures, and his newfound happiness and balance as a father and husband, Tyson's tale is an inspiring American original.
Brutally sincere, uncooked, and infrequently hilarious, Tyson chronicles his tumultuous highs and lows within the related honest, common demeanour now we have come to count on from this mythical athlete. a unique trip from Brooklyn's ghettos to around the world status to notoriety, and, ultimately, to a tranquil knowledge, Undisputed Truth isn't just an excellent activities memoir yet an autobiography for the a long time.

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As an eight-year-old, there was something special about sipping hot chocolate atop cushions in this dreamy location while my dad goofed around on stage. Until that night, I had no idea that the old man did that "actor" stuff. My dad always struck me as a relatively serious, "normal" guy, so what was up with the makeup and the funny clothes? The same guy who tucked me in at night was singing and dancing with a woman that wasn't my mom and he was having fun. Right at that very moment, it struck me that if I was an actor like Dad, I could skip that adult responsibility thing and just stick to the silly stuff.

Ivan Raimi: I like it. It's good! Barry, let's do it! Barry: Well, it's really interesting... but the task at hand is the introduction to If Chins Could Kill. Sam Raimi: I see. And who, may I ask, is going to read this book? His illiterate fans? Barry, people get the wrong idea sometimes. See, Bruce is like a puppet. My puppet. I pull a string, he smiles. I pull another, and he runs through the woods and hits his head against the tree. And that's it. So tell me, Barry, whose story is more interesting?

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