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 absolutely loved this story. it gives you a look into a life from the owners true perspective, and it also has life changing experiences. I adored this book and the performance was superb, great listen.
before writing this book. I was always a Tyson fan, and have NEVER believed he was guilty of the charge he was convicted on in Indiana. I was very excited about this book, so here's my take...
There were about 10 hours of fascinating and enlightening recall of Iron Mike's life, but there was another 10 hours of recounting the who-what-when-&-where of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Book seemingly became a tell-all which I was not interested in and made Tyson's admissions and purported feelings in other portions of the book seem disingenuous, as the attempts to include every encounter with a woman or drug-fueled binge almost seemed boastful.
I struggled greatly to finish the book because of this. All of these types of admissions were omitted in Gooden's autobiography, but he provided plenty to give you a full picture, and I felt that his book was better for it.
This Book is worth every minute reading or listening to .It's worth every penny spent this book is very emotional you live the extreme highs and the extreme lows with Mike Tyson it has a Humble ending the way a True Champ should be depicted. If You Are A True Mike Tyson fan I mean a real Mike Tyson fan this is a gift on every level signed sealed delivered by the Champ himself.
I am Happy I got an opportunity to take a journey with Iron Mike Tyson aka Kid Dynamite aka The Baddest Man On The Planet aka Mike Tyson .
Great listen and if I read it it would've been a page turner. Mike Tyson's life is part cautionary tale part inspirational journey
I laughed, I almost cried. Truly an amazing story!
I was a little disappointed it wasn't mike himself reading, but the man who does read aloud does an excellent job! And excellent impressions!
Mike Tyson proves that he is the worst thing that happened to boxing. If Boxing started dying with Mayweather Jr., it definitely got sick with Tyson. That said, a very entertaining, good book.
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