Raging Bull: My Story
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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Review: Raging Bull: My StoryUser Review - Honeybadger - Goodreads
The spousal abuse made this autobiography hard to read and empathise with. Points for honesty, and a real underdog story. But the subject just isn't a good person, it's pretty hard to empathise with such a man. Read full review
Review: Raging Bull: My StoryUser Review - Sunny - Goodreads
Has to be one of my top 5 all time boxing biographies I have ever read. It tells the story of Jake la Motta (made famous by de Nero in his Oscar winning performance in the film of the same name) and ... Read full review