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“Raw, powerful and disturbing—a head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson's life.”—Wall Street Journal
Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Yet—even after hitting rock bottom—the man who once admitted being addicted “to everything” fought his way back, achieving triumphant success as an actor and newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband. Brutal, honest, raw, and often hilarious, Undisputed Truth is the singular journey of an inspiring American original.
Mike gives us his life with unheard of honesty. Vulgar in the beginning but that was Mike in his beginning. You see Mikes viscous side and also a tender side. Poor guy was taken advantage of and didn't have the knowledge or experience to see it. Finally after a long battle with his demons he is broken, humbled and begins to learn what is truly valuable in life. Thank you for sharing your life with us Mike, after reading your book I can only love you more and know you will be a success in whatever you do.
Can’t Help But Like Mike
I used to despise the guy, but over the years, as he has opened up more and been willing to show us who he really is, I’ve found that its hard not to like the guy. In this book, in which he appears to hold nothing back, he continues to let us look into his soul, and there’s a very interesting guy there, who just wants to be loved like everyone else. The more I learn about him and hear from him and see him, the more I can’t help but like and admire him. A good book, hard to put down.
The most honest and compelling book I’ve ever read. Truly impressive.