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
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"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!
"Terrific insight into the mind and life of Iron MT"
This autobiography is brutally honest. Shockingly so at times.
Mike Tyson has always been insecure and this book details why and reveals the exploitation of the man from a very young age.
He's confessed to a lot and while it doesn't necessarily make the things he done okay, it just shows things from a vantage point nobody could even contemplate as reality.
"An inspiration to one and all."
The man had big broblems. But he got through them and become a better person well done Mike an inspiration to anyone even if you are not a boxing fan or even a fan of Mike tyson.
Absolute beast, should go down in history as one of the best!
Live life on life's terms
"Pauper to King, then to being just a humble man."
Fantastic book, sad, funny and down to the raw bone of a true boxing legend.
Great book, couldn't stop listening.
definitely recommend this if you are a fan of Tyson. great in site to his life and childhood.
read excellent by the narrator also
"A very candid truth of Tyson"
This is a very open book of Mike Tyson life, he pull no punches in this no hold bars look at his life. He swears, he shows compassion, he makes you laugh but most of all he proves he is human, he made huge mistakes.
Tyson shows how easy it is waste hundred million dollars and have very little to show for it.
Tyson admit he was surrounded by the wrong people and how he treated his good badly and tries to make up for it.
Tyson knows he was bad boy and tells us how he tries to turn his life around but found it difficult with his drug habits, women, and spending millions on drugs.
This is a great audiobook if you don't mind the swearing and the honest truth of Iron Mike Tyson.
Great book, I felt it tailed off at the end and the epilogue was draining to listen to. The reader is excellent.
"Best book I've ever read/listened to"
This is an incredible book - without doubt the best auto biography I have ever read. I don't even think you need to be a boxing/sports fan to enjoy it either. Tyson lays it all out there - even if you're familiar with his story and have seen the numerous Tyson documentaries, this book will still blow your mind.
The stories of Tyson's youth and coming up through the ranks are well documented but the best parts were the post retirement drug binges and how he fell off the rails. He pulls no punches (pun intended) and goes into so much detail about how it all went wrong.
Joshua Henry is amazing. He really brings the book to life and puts so much emotion into it. His Naomi Campbell impersonation is a treat too!
At times it's hard not to feel sorry for Tyson, other times you think he's a piece of work. This book will make you laugh out loud and gasp with shock in equal measure. He really takes you through the rollercoaster and its a great ride.
A great account of what made one of boxings greatest talents and then how he threw it all away. All young athletes should read this book
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