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My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King (Illinois)by Reymundo Sanchez
Synopses & Reviews
Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say theyll die for you and in the next will order your assassination.
Book News Annotation:
Both Booklist (7/27/00) and (7/17/00) have good reviews of the original, 2000, edition of this raw memoir.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago.
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