American Son: My Story

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Born into a boxing family, the son of Mexican-born parents, Oscar "the Golden Boy" De La Hoya has lived the American Dream—achieving unparalleled success in everything from athletics to business, from the recording industry to numerous charitable ventures. The winner of six world titles and an Olympic gold medal, he has defeated more than a dozen world champions and has left a positive mark on the sport of boxing, inspiring many who had all but given up hope.

American Son is his story—a quintessentially American story—a frank, touching, and revealing memoir from one of the most celebrated fighters in the history of boxing. It is the thrilling tale of an immigrant's son—the chronicle of an amazing life's journey that offers new insight into the private world and remarkable career of a gentleman, an athlete, and a true national icon.

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“De La Hoya’s memoir reads fast and well. It reveals a man who is capable of far deeper sincerity than the “Golden Boy” who graces the podium at press conferences.” (CBS Sports)

“This memoir, his first literary glance in the rearview mirror, is a revealing and solid read.” (Los Angeles Times)

“An inspiring and motivating title …, an entertaining description of the ins and outs of a boxing career, and a fascinating insight into a Latino hero.” (Críticas Magazine)

About the Author:

Oscar De La Hoya is one of the most beloved athletes in America and one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between Puerto Rico and southern California.

Oscar De La Hoya es uno de los deportistas más queridos de Estados Unidos, y uno de los mejores boxeadores de todos los tiempos. Nació en Los Ángeles, y ahora reparte su tiempo entre Puerto Rico y el sur de California.



Steve Springer is the author of five books, including two bestsellers, and has been a journalist for more than thirty years, the last twenty-five with the Los Angeles Times.

Steve Springer es el autor de cinco libros, incluyendo dos bestsellers, y ha sido periodista por más de 30 años—los últimos 25 han sido con el Los Angeles Times. Es ganador del Nate Fleischer Award, un gran logro profesional y honor otorgado por el Boxing Writers' Association of America. Actualmente vive en Los Ángeles con su familia.

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