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 thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time - and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Years of hard partying, violent fights, and criminal proceedings took their toll: by 2003, Tyson had hit rock bottom, a convicted felon, completely broke, the punch line to a thousand bad late-night jokes. Yet he fought his way back; the man who once admitted being addicted "to everything" regained his success, his dignity, and the love of his family. With a triumphant one-man stage show, his unforgettable performances in the Hangover films, and his newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband, Tyson's story is an inspiring American original.
Brutally honest, raw, and often hilarious, Tyson chronicles his tumultuous highs and lows in the same sincere, straightforward manner we have come to expect from this legendary athlete. A singular journey from Brooklyn's ghettos to worldwide fame to notoriety, and, finally, to a tranquil wisdom, Undisputed Truth is not only a great sports memoir but an autobiography for the ages.
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I love to read but work about 80 hours a week so I don't have time to crack a book. I love all books and can't wait to start listening !
Loved everything about this book! I learned a lot about this person that I didn't know before reading, a good lesson in not judging people before you know their story .
I would have liked a bit more information on the financial undoing of Mike Tyson, the book covers the court cases but I am sure there was a lot of miss management and I would have been interested to know more about what Mike has found out over the more recent years. Still a very good read.
I was a young boy when mike Tyson was the champ and I never really knew or heard anything about him. I knew he was amazing. I saw his highlight reels. This brings you so much closer to his persona and mentality. I loved this audiobook
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I have a couple hundred books in my library, have listened to most of them start to finish but nothing has left me sitting in my running car, not being able to turn it off like this one... Unreal.
Biography wise, at the top.
It reminded me of ham on rye, by Bukowski. Cant tell you why, though.
the emotion on his voice at given parts of the book really makes the difference.
Yeah, but it ismhard to stay 20+ hours concentrated.
it gets a little slow ate some points.
So candid, so raw, if there was ever a person who proved Isaac Newtons theory of relativity it is Mike Tyson. This biography is absolutely fantastic, Mikes life is the ultimate stretch of the highest highs and lowest lows, it is very hard not to be interested whether you like boxing or not.
I can't fault this book anywhere.
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