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 this, 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 unputdown-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.
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‘Might be the most soul-baring book of its genre ever written’ Washington Post
‘Savagely compelling… A voyage through the great American underbelly’ Telegraph
‘Sensational… Fascinating… An epic tale’ Daily Mail
‘Completely riveting’ Janice Turner, The Times
‘A fallen hero mauled by excess’ Evening Standard
‘A gripping and indecently enthralling autobiography . . . Tyson’s life reads like an Elmore Leonard thriller’ Telegraph
‘Undisputed Truth, is the American dream writ large in raw detail: think Citizen Kane scripted by the writing team of The Wire’ New Statesman
‘Utterly gripping’ Janet Street-Porter, Independent
‘Addictive’ Geoff Dyer, Observer
‘Extraordinary’ Sunday TimesAbout the Author:
Mike Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with 12 of them occurring in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to individually unify them.
Larry Sloman is the author of bestselling collaborative books with Bob Dylan, Howard Stern, and the critically acclaimed ‘Scar Tissue’ with Anthony Kiedis.
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Book Description Plume, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise for UNDISPUTED TRUTH "A masterpiece . grimly tragic on one page, laugh-out-loud funny on the next, and unrelentingly vulgar and foul-mouthed. Reading Tyson''s memoir is like watching a Charles Dickens street urchin grow up to join Hunter S. Thompson on a narcotics-filled road trip with the ensuing antics captured on video by assorted paparazzi." Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times " Undisputed Truth is raw, powerful and disturbinga head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson''s life.Unlike other sports memoirists, he doesn''t pull punches, offering up slashing comments on people who were once close to him. His narrative reminds us of just how far he has come from his rough beginnings, and, in a way, how close he remains to them. He had a punch like a thunderbolt from Zeus, but there have been a lot of big bangers in boxing; Mike Tyson''s came with a pulsating story line like few others." --Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal "Parts of [ Undisputed Truth ] read like a real-life Tarantino movie. Parts read like a Tom Wolfe-ian tour of wildly divergent worlds: from the slums of Brooklyn to the high life in Las Vegas to the isolation of prison. Mr. Tyson's idiosyncratic voice comes through clearly on the page here not just his mix of profane street talk and 12-step recovery language, cinematic descriptions of individual fights and philosophical musings, but also his biting humor and fondness for literary and historical references that run the gamut from Alexandre Dumas to Tolstoy to Lenin to Tennessee Williams. A genuine effort by a troubled soul to gain some understanding of the long, strange journey that has been his life." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "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 " Undisputed Truth , which is, without a doubt, one of the grittiest and most harrowing memoirs I've ever read." Flavorwire "Most readers are familiar with [Tyson's] tumultuous life and careerthe bizarre behavior in the ring, the sordid behavior out of itbut what's most surprising about the book is the introspection and self-awareness displayed . it's raw and profane but also smart and witty . A fascinating and frequently surprising autobiography." Booklist " Undisputed Truth , is the American dream writ large in raw detail: think Citizen Kane scripted by the writing team of The Wire. [it] has a great American novel feel to it. Tyson could easily be a Tom Wolfe or Norman Mailer creation." Austin Collings, New Statesman "[A] lively mixture of a memoir." Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books "Tyson was ever practised at delivering the early killer blow; and so it is with this gripping and indecently enthralling autobiography.Tyson always had a way with words although much of the credit for this book must go to his ghostwriter Larry "Ratso" Sloman, who not only makes Tyson's life read like an Elmore Leonard thriller, but gifts him with considerable self-awareness and a memorably pithy turn of phrase.recounted in gripping, punch-by-punch detail in prose pungent with the reek of blood, sweat and petroleum jelly." Mick Brown, The Telegraph (UK) "Thrilling.addictive.Sloman brings Tyson''s voice springing off the page with its often hilarious combo of street and shrink, pimp profanity and the 'prisony pseudo-intellectual modern mack rap' of the autodidact." Geoff Dyer, The Guardian (UK). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0142181218
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