My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

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San Val, Incorporated, Sep 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say they'll die for you and in the next will order your assassination.

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A terrible writer but a great story. - Goodreads
Breathtaking insight of gangs. - Goodreads
Emotionally difficult to read! - Goodreads
What an amazing book, full of detail and imagery. - Goodreads
Real good story telling. - Goodreads
To help explain characterization I will use STEAL. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Anthony - Goodreads

This book was a great book. It talks about the life and struggles of a teenagers who are desperate for family and acceptance. When they aren't given that at home. They turn to the streets and street ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy Macik - Goodreads

To me the book is about how Reymundo Sanchez grew up in Puerto Rico, then moves to Chicago and starts to have problems with his family. He lives in fear of his dad and things start to change when he ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago. He is the author of "My Bloody Life" and "Once a King, Always a King," and has appeared on Fox News Chicago, Telemundo, and Univision. Sonia Rodriguez is the pseudonym of a former Latin Queen who no longer lives in Chicago.

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