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Knockout!: The Sexy, Violent, Extraordinary Life of Vikki Lamotta

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Vikki LaMotta wrote her brutally honest life story 18 years ago but was so shocked by the finished manuscript she insisted it be withheld until after her death (she died in February, 2005). She describes a life lived among such celebrities as boxing champion Jake LaMotta, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Sam Giancana, Robert De Niro and Hugh Hefner. It was a life marked by vi ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Sportclassic Books (first published August 25th 2006)
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Joseph Bruno
Right off the bat, I must say I was prejudiced against this book being published in the first place.

In the mid 1980's, Vikki LaMotta, who was a good friend of mine, asked me if I would write her biography. I was busy working on a novel at the time, and told her I wouldn't be able to do it. She then asked me if I knew Tom Hauser. I replied I knew him slightly since we were both members of the Boxing Writers Association. I said, although I never read any of his writings, he had a good reputation
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