Iron Ambition by Mike Tyson audiobook

Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato

By Mike Tyson , with Larry Sloman
Read by Adam Lazarre-White

Penguin Audio 9780399177033
19.01 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781524750688

"[Iron Ambition] spells out D'Amato's techniques for building a champion from scratch." – Wall Street Journal From the former heavyweight champion and New York Timesbestselling author comes a powerful look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson’s surrogate father.   When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.      In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve ever known about this singular cultural figure.

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Summary

Summary

"[Iron Ambition] spells out D'Amato's techniques for building a champion from scratch." – Wall Street Journal

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Timesbestselling author comes a powerful look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson’s surrogate father.
 
When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
     In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve ever known about this singular cultural figure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Raw, powerful and disturbing.” Wall Street Journal on Undisputed Truth
“[A] lively mixture of a memoir.” Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times bestselling author on Undisputed Truth
“Undisputed Truth is raw, powerful and disturbing—a head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson’s life.” Wall Street Journal on Undisputed Truth
“Sloman brings Tyson’s voice springing off the page with its often hilarious combo of street and shrink.” The Guardian (UK) on Undisputed Truth

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Author

Author Bio: Mike Tyson

Author Bio: Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and the first boxer to ever hold the three biggest belts in prizefighting—the WBC, WBA, and IBF world heavyweight titles—simultaneously. His enduring appeal has launched him into a career in entertainment: He was a standout in the blockbuster films The Hangover and The Hangover 2, and recently he has earned tremendous acclaim for his one-man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Tyson has launched a clothing company and Tyrrhanic Productions, which currently has several film projects in development. In 2011 he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Kiki, and their children.

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Author Bio: Larry Sloman

Author Bio: Larry Sloman

Larry “Ratso” Sloman is best known as Howard Stern’s collaborator on Private Parts and Miss America. His recent collaborations include The Secret Life of Houdini, with magic theorist William Kalush; Mysterious Stranger, with magician David Blaine; and Scar Tissue, with Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis. All three books were New York Times bestsellers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 19.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English