Raging Bull: My Story

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Da Capo Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages
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Meet Jake La Motta: thief, rapist, killer. Raised in the Bronx slums, he fought on the streets, got sent to reform school, and served time in prison. Trusting no one, slugging everyone, he beat his wife, his best friends, even the mobsters who kept the title just out of reach. But the same forces that made him a criminal—fear, rage, jealousy, self-hate, guilt—combined with his drive and intelligence to make him a winner in the ring. At age twenty-seven, after eight years of fighting, he became Middleweight Champion of the World, a hero to thousands. Then, at the peak of success, he fell apart and began a swift, harrowing descent into nightmare. Raging Bull, the Bronx Bull's brutally candid memoir, tells it all—fights, jails, sex, money—surpassing, in hard-hitting prose, even the movie that immortalized it.
  

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User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

Raw, riveting and straight from the rugged streets of the Bronx.. Read full review

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User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

Raging Bull: My Story is a colorful but tragic story about a rather despicable man. In his honest and often self-pitying biography, Jake LaMotta admits to being an abuser, a rapist and a thief. Yet ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Jake La Motta fought 106 pro bouts, winning 83, 30 by KO. He subsequently owned a night-club in Miami and had character roles in several films and TV programs. He lives in New York City.Joseph Carter is the author of a number of books and magazines and worked on the staffs of Newsweek and the New York Herald Tribune.Peter Savage, an actor, producer, and director, is Jake La Motta's boyhood friend.

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