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Undisputed Truthby Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman
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A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world — and a legend both in and out of the ring.
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.
“A hefty autobiography that might be the most soul baring book of its genre ever written…a fascinating look into a life that up until now had already been well chronicled….It's raw and profane…but it is also quite funny.” Associated Press
“Most readers are familiar with [Tyson's] tumultuous life and career — the bizarre behavior in the ring, the sordid behavior out of it — but what's most surprising about the book is the introspection and self-awareness displayed….A fascinating and frequently surprising autobiography.” Booklist
A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world—and a legend both in and out of the ring.
About the Author
Mike Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and the first boxer to ever hold the three biggest belts in prizefighting — the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles — simultaneously. Tyson's enduring appeal has launched him into a career in entertainment: he was a standout in the blockbuster films The Hangover and The Hangover 2, and recently he has earned tremendous acclaim for his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Tyson has launched a clothing company (Mike Tyson Collection) and Tyrrhanic Productions, which currently has several film projects in development. In 2011 Tyson was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Kiki, and their children.
Larry Ratso” Sloman is best known as Howard Stern's collaborator on Private Parts and Miss America. Sloman's recent collaborations include The Secret Life of Houdini, with magic theorist William Kalush; Mysterious Stranger with magician David Blaine; and Scar Tissue; the memoir of Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer Anthony Kiedis. All three books were New York Times bestsellers.
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