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.
©2013 Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman (P)2013 Penguin Audio
I really loved this book, Mike is such a kind hearted guy under all that mean guy act!! I can't believe Desiree Washington got away with the false statements she claimed, I mean wow we set O.J. Free and put mike in jail!!
Amazing story of living a low life and redemption. Very powerful. And the narrator is the best I've ever heard, reads with emotion as I imagine Mike would tell it. Only slightly negative thing I have to say is his voices for other characters can be a little annoying sometimes. Wonderful book.
I listened to this book for 13 hours and then I just couldn't take it anymore. I used to be a Mike Tyson fan. This guy has serious mental health problems. If everything he has said and done is true, he should be locked up permanently. The whole books is like this - have sex with ten girlfriends, bash someone, blame white people and the system, cheat, manipulate, learn a lesson and change for ever and then repeat. The whole book is an absolute mess. I am worse for reading it.
It's Raw. Real. Uncut. To the Gut. I've always wondered what went behind the scenes of the powerful yet crazy world of Mike Tyson. An man this book takes you there. Great book. Great read.
I don't know ho he can remember so many details. Could do with less swearing. I am glad I listen to the book. I certainly learn a lot about boxing. He is a very talented man.
what a story. Mike is the Last of a Dying Breed. A Great man with a heart bigger then life. fighting his demons just like any other man every day. even though his may seem bigger than others we all have them. i will pray for him even more now that i know his true story. what a impact he had on my childhood. a black man living the out his dreams but the evil world on his heels. what i eye opener. cuz i never knew the monkey what on his back like dat. Love the guy. FUCK Desiree
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