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Mike Tyson : tyly totuus

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  5,032 ratings  ·  485 reviews
Mike Tyson kertoo tarinansa rystysiään säästämättä. Mietiskelijä, Broadwayn vetonaula, tappelupukari, konna. Mike Tyson on uhmannut ympäristön odotuksia kolmena vuosikymmenenään julkisuuden valokeilassa. ""Olin raskaansarjan kaikkien aikojen nuorin maailmanmestari. Olin jättiläinen, uudestisyntynyt Aleksanteri Suuri. Tyylini oli kiivas, puolustukseni horjumaton. Ja minä ol ...more
Hardcover, 538 pages
Published 2014 by Johnny Kniga (first published November 28th 2013)
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Khurram
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a 5 star is every category. Great honest, informative, and well written content. Great value for money £8 for this book is a steal. This book is a monster 564 pages in small print. This does not mean much is the subject is however Tyson's story, life and career is so riveting I was interested almost addicted all the way through.

If have any interest in boxing or contact sports in general you will know who Mike Tyson is I think Lennox Lewis' manager said it best in his quote "Tyson is the
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Tara
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first, all I could think of when I saw the size of this book was, well, look at the freakin’ size of this book! Mike Tyson didn’t want no weak, scrawny-ass autobiography, he needed one as big as he is.



Given the sheer square footage of this behemoth, I was naturally expecting there to be a fair amount of filler, but was pleasantly surprised to find that Tyson is just a ridiculously entertaining storyteller, and that upon finishing the book, I actually wanted more of his insane anecdotes and od
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Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs
4.5 $$$ Stars

Mike Tyson and my Brother-In-Law Nigel Benn "The Dark Destroyer"



Two of the most intimidating/ferocious boxers of all time in my humble opinion, but then again...I'm biased.


Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning. But fear is your best friend. Fear is like fire. If you learn to control it, you let it work for you. If you don't learn to control it, it'll destroy you and everything around it

Cus D'Amato



What ever you think of Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth is one hell of a autobiograp
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Jimmy Williams
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read many books this year. In fact this is the 37th book I have read. I know people who have read more but most people I know haven’t read nearly as many and yes I’m bragging because I take pride in my reading because Jadakiss was right about you Libyans. At any rate I bring up the fact that I have read so many books just to say this was the most entertaining book I have read this year BAR NONE.

I could not stop reading once I started. This book was depressing, inspirational, hilarious, i
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Sojourner
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In the beginning, he had grown up in abject poverty in Brownsville. He was raised as a gang member - walking through the streets holding guns, and once running through a crowded park which “opened up like Moses parting the Red Sea.” He was a fat kid who dropped out of school but eventually become a phenomenon. By the age of 23 he was hailed as possibly the greatest fighter to ever live, married to a movie star, earns millions of dollars, and by 24 he was broke, in jail and a worldwide disgrace. ...more
Andy Carrington
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best autobiography I've read in ages.
Raw, honest and full of conflict.
James Morcan
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant autobiography. It's like Mike Tyson has done enough living for 100 lifetimes. Quite sad in places when you vicariously experience being the so-called "baddest man on the planet" and see things through his eyes. They are now developing a film adaptation which at this stage will be directed by Martin Scorsese and Jamie Foxx will play Tyson. That is one movie I'd pay to watch!
Dj
Nov 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing Tyson's autobiography, I have to admit...I wanted to give it a better score, but I just can't bring myself to do it. At the beginning of the book I was quite interested-Tyson was admitting faults and openly blaming himself for certain aspects of his life. Sadly, this self-introspection must have been brief, because after discussion of his adolescence in Brooklyn, the book devolved into a "I had a highly publicized event occur in my life, and this is why it is not my fault." Don't ...more
Shakeia
I assumed Mike Tyson was an interesting person, and this book confirmed it. The book is in his "voice" and I appreciated it. It's by no means a perfect book, but it was a highly entertaining and enjoyable read. Reading it was like listening to him tell you stories of his life. He experienced a lot and had moments where he seems like he is/was an extremely tormented individual. There's violence, sex, drugs, arrests, and betrayal -- this memoir is almost like a confessional of all the things Iron ...more
Bach Tran Quang
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nếu nói đến quyền anh, trong đầu tôi chỉ có duy nhất một cái tên: Mike Tyson.

Có thể là do những năm 90 vẫn nhớ đến cảnh ngồi cùng bố và bác ruột xem mấy trận đấm, và cái tên Tyson đã len lỏi vào đầu như thế.

Một cuốn sách ngồn ngộn tình dục, bạo lực, ma túy. Nhưng đằng sau nó là cả một sự thăng trầm của đời người. Từ khố rách, đến trên đỉnh thế giới, rồi phá sản, làm lại.

Thế giới hào nhoáng ấy đã được mô tả lại một cách trần trụi, làm người ta sốc về sự đồi bại và xa hoa của nó, nhưng cũng làm ng
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Ka’leneReads
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Update: One of the saddest parts of life is escaping a awful life, yet it does not escape you.

I'm just about finished reading this read, I believe it to be honest, funny, and sad. I believe Tyson to be relatively raw when taking about portion of his life that I wasn't fully aware. Really good autobiography and I recommend, especially if you are a fan.
Reading in Black & White
"The day that guy took my glasses and put them in that gas tank was the last day I went to school. That was the end of my formal education. I was seven years old and I just never went back to class."

I am always fascinated to read about other people's lives and hot d*mn Mike Tyson is truly a fascinating human being. To read in his own words what life was like growing up for him not only made me feel sorry for him but it helped me to understand why he chose a profession that is all about violence
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Michael
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Be forewarned...if you are offended by the "F" word, you may want to avoid this book. It is written in the language of the streets, with an MF here and an MF there and an MF everywhere. Many, without regard to pigmentation, are referred to as nigga.

Now all that aside, it was an honest, revealing look at a troubled man. The champ doesn't pull any punches. He admits to his early days of breaking into houses and other petty and serious crimes. He shares the pain of his upbringing and family life. W
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Andre
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What can I say about the Undisputed Truth? It was quite a journey, very interesting and seemingly very honest. Mike does a tremendous job of sharing his story and I think he gives us an intimate look into his life from the streets of Brownsville to the suites in Las Vegas and everything in between. Mike Tyson's whole world is on display here and despite the muscular tome it never feels protracted.

The book is written in such a way that you feel the authenticity of Mike's voice, even though
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Debbie Rebell Moss
This was a really interesting book. It got a little redundant with the same stuff over and over drugs and sex, but it brought to light how that was a big part of his life for so many years. He is an interesting character.
James Hartley
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got to a point where I used to not enjoy going to bed as I knew I was going to have to spend some time with this book. Its a brutal read, harrowing in places, thrilling in others. It seems to be Tysons aim to make himself unlikeable: it certainly was when he was boxing; starting out at least. He wanted to be the anti-hero, the guy everyone was afraid of. Black shorts. No washing for a few days to stink when he got in the ring. No music. Telling people he was going to kill them.

And it worked. T
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Rob Warner
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whoa. Wow. The biggest personalities of my generation, the people who had the largest cultural impact, are arguably:

1. Michael Jordan
2. Michael Jackson
3. Mike Tyson
4. Princess Di

In that order. You may quibble with that list, but you'd have to admit that this list is at least defensible. Note, for example, the rise in popularity of the boy's name "Tyson" since 1990.

This book exposes the life of Tyson in all its depravity. As I read, I was reminded of the depressing lack of control of Jim Morrison
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David
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't put it down. I actually wouldn't have picked this up if it weren't for a friend's recommendation. Tyson's era was before I paid much attention to boxing. But man, this book is chock full of very important life lessons that any person can learn a lot from.

Another bright guy who happens to have a speech impediment (like Stallone) so people think he's retarded, but he's actually quite intelligent.

The first part is a standard top athlete's autobio, except that Tyson became champ at the tend
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Jared McGuckin
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love him of hate him, Mike Tyson is one interesting man, with one hell of a story to tell. I'm not even going to bury the led here, Undisputed Truth may just be the best autobiography I have ever read. It's truly a brutally honest look into the life and mind of a scared, troubled, and more often than not, frightening man. Every public incident is brought up here, the verbal abuse of reporters, the rape conviction (which Tyson proves, to me at least, to have been innocent), the prison time, the e ...more
Ruel
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Last week I found myself staring face-to-face with Mike Tyson: the cover of his memoir Undisputed Truth was on the New Arrivals shelf at my local library. He looked older than I remembered and the scars on his face told the story of his lifetime of fighting in and out of the ring. I picked up his book (written with Larry Sloman, who also did Howard Stern's Private Parts) and couldn't put it down. I'm a lifelong boxing fan and I love a good biography/autobiography, so this was the best
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Steve
Dec 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read. It was from Tyson's point of view, so I took some of what I read with a grain of salt. One of the things that I'm not sure about was how later in his career, he wouldn't train hardly at all and still knock people out in the 1st or 2nd rounds. We are talking about other professional fighters, here. Maybe if he had been an amateur fighter, I could be more apt to believe it.

I do, however, believe that he made an unprecedented amount of money for himself and others in the boxing wo
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Byron
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Positively epic. At just about 600 pages, there's so many things this book just barely gets into. You could write a solid 500-word tome on just the assaults, drug deals and sexual impropriety he was involved in in the years after his career fell apart, when he got his ass whooped by Lennox Lewis back in the early 2000s. A word on that sexual impropriety: Tyson begins the book not by saying who he is, where he was born or anything like that, but by insisting that he didn't rape Desiree Washington ...more
Jessie Brown
Dec 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to. I tried. I failed. I just could not feel sympathetic. It's the feminist in me. There is a ton of hypocrisy in the 200 pages I read. All that I could be reminded of is that awful book by OJ Simpson If I Did It.
I don't even know what to say. It's just ridiculous and not for me.
Vargohoat
Biggest lessons from the first 100 pages:
1) Build identity of who you want to become
2) Never stop improving
3) Commit 100% and get up after lost fight

Rest of the book:
1) Dont do hoes and coke.
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Kimberly Hicks
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Boxing
Recommended to Kimberly by: Amazon
Words! No one knows the importance of their impact more than a baby born on June 30, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. From the moment he set foot in the world, the stars had aligned differently. To be told “you ain’t shit!” or “you’re worthless” and “you’re so dumb and stupid like me.” Is there any wonder the trials and tribulations the ex-undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Michael Gerard Tyson, better known as Mike Tyson, had a rather chaotic life he’s led?

Mike’s mother certainly didn’t d
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Lance Goff
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing book. Mike Tyson opens up about everything from his upbringing in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. to the present day. It should be noted that he doesn't hold back. It is a brutally honest memoir detailing past crimes committed, heavy drug use, and innumerable sexual conquests. However, all of these stories are told from the perspective of a person who seems to have not only outgrown, but also outlived, them. Throughout the story-telling, Mike seems genuinely contrit ...more
Artiom Karsiuk
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've just read an April 4th, 1796 love letter of Napoléon Bonaparte to Joséphine de Beauharnais. You'd say "Oh, Artiom, you are such a handsome scholar: I am in no shock that you are reading XVIII-XIX century literature" to which I would eloquently reply "Your observation of my handsome features is spot-on, but I actually read this fine letter in a little book written by one Michael Gerard Tyson, BIA-TCH!"
There is no doubt that Mike is a basket-case. A loony-toon. An all-around madman. BUT a hig
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Chris Neumann
I was a huge boxing fan back in my high school days, and ever since then I promised myself that if Mike Tyson ever wrote a book about his life, I would read it. Well, years later, I finally made that promise to myself. Was it worth the 10+ year wait? Sad to say, not really.

First off,this book is a tome compared to some other autobiographies. It isn't the kind of book you can read a big chunk of in one sitting, and with quite small print at that, it took me forever to read. I applaud the team of
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Snem
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even if every word of this book is an outright lie, I don't even care a bit. Tyson is such an amazing storyteller that I was entertained from start to finish. For the record I don't doubt that some of this was, let's say embellished or perhaps misremembered, and there are a number of times where he contradicts himself, but whatever. His sense of humor and charm shines through, even when he's talking about being a "cad". The philosophy behind his work ethic was fascinating and I wanted more, much ...more
Tonya
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014, bookclubs
3.5 stars
This book is definitely way out of the norm for me and I was leery about reading it, but it was good!
Yes, the language is crude and disrespectful at times, but it's Mike Tyson's story! He has to be one of, if not THE, king of excess. Everything about him is over the top and in your face.
It was interesting reading this book, learning about how he got his start, the numerous mistakes and errors in judgement he's made, his struggles to make the right choices and learn from his past.
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Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. 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.
“Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning. But fear is your best friend. Fear is like fire. If you learn to control it, you let it work for you. If you don’t learn to control it, it’ll destroy you and everything around you. Like a snowball on a hill, you can pick it up and throw it or do anything you want with it before it starts rolling down, but once it rolls down and gets so big, it’ll crush you to death. So one must never allow fear to develop and build up without having control over it, because if you don’t you won’t be able to achieve your objective or save your life.” 21 likes
“Man is not mean to be humble, he's meant to be humbled.” 8 likes
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