Love him or loathe him, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson is an icon and one of the most fascinating sporting figures of our time.
In this no-holds-barred autobiography, Tyson lays bare his demons and tells his story: from poverty to stardom to hell and back again.
In his first autobiography, ‘Iron' Mike Tyson pulls no punches and lays bare the story of his remarkable life and career.
Co-written with Larry Sloman, author of Antony Keidis's best-selling memoir Scar Tissue, this is a visceral, and unpause-able story of a man born and raised to brutality, who reached the heights of stardom before falling to crime, substance abuse and infamy.
Full of all the controversy and complexity that you would expect from a man who delighted as much as he shocked, this is a book that will surprise people and reveal a fascinating character beneath the exterior of violence.
If you think you know all about Mike Tyson, read this book and think again.
©2013 Mike Tyson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I've always been a Tyson fan since I was a kid. He will always be one of the most exciting boxers to watch in my mind. I got to know more about him after reading the book and wish him all the best. Hope he finds peace and happiness--that I believe is just as cool as finding success in the limelight. Cheers!! 👊😉
"An extremely open account of a rollercoaster life!"
I have never read the printed version so I cannot really comment, but the narration on this audio edition is excellent.
I honestly couldn't specify one particular part of the book, the whole story is gripping. From Tyson's childhood memories, training, fights and his battle with women, drugs & alcohol. A fantastic listen!
As I said above, it's difficult to identify specific parts, however, the accounts of his relationship with Cus D'Amato and how he built Tyson both physically and, probably even more so mentally, into the fighter who became the youngest heavyweight champion of the world was brilliant listen.
Both! Tyson really has lead an eventful life and this book gives a "warts & all" account of it. He tells the stories of his off the wall life episodes and gives honest explanations of his mental state throughout. It has amusing and extremely moving parts.
Brilliant narration and an excellent listen!
"Surprisingly profound and at times moving"
A fascinating insight into the life of an often demonised individual. It takes the reader on a immersive journey through his life. From his troubled childhood, to his rise to fame and his subsequent downfall.
At times funny, offensive, moving and even profound.
Recommended not just for fans of boxing (rarely does the book get into technical boxing details), but for all those interested to understand the real man behind the world's most terrifying and (in my vire) greatest boxer of all time.
One of the most interesting and honest stories I have read. There is so much interesting parts of his life it felt like a movie. highly recommended.
Well there's a lot to take in. It is appears to be a brutally honest account including parts that don't make him look good. Lots of funny moments listening to what seems to be a surreal life story. Definitely helps someone understand his mentality and why in parts of his life he had struggles that to an outsider are inexplicable. Great boxer just wonder what he could of been if he'd been more fortunate and dedicated instead of events derailing his training and career.
"A lot of references to women and sex..."
I would have liked to of heard more about Mike's background and family, instead it was full of stories of sexual conquests and money!
"Great autobiography, good mix of his life in and out of the ring"
All aspects of the book were great. Gave a really detailed and honest glimpse of mikes life from a kid growing up until now. You wont regret buying
His ride from the bottom was very interesting to hear but then he drones on for 5 hours about utter nonsense. He is a little simple but his disire and discipline in training was incredible.
An amazing autobiography that I would completely recommend. It is a fantastic story really well written and it doesn't matter whether you are a fan of Iron Mike or not.
"rollercoaster life and a very poor start"
took a long time to complete...worth it in the end.From knee high to sky high.Muck more than a sports memoir.
Tyson has had an extraordinary life full of pain, greatness. adventure, infamy and brutality. This autobiography tells it in all it's uncomfortable grizzly detail. But it's also a story of hope and its good to see him Tyson turning his life around towards the end. Recommended.
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