A Savage Business: The Comeback and Comedown of Mike Tyson

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Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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One of America's best sportswriters chronicles the unhappy rise and bizarre fall of Mike Tyson, from his release from prison after serving his sentence for rape through his disqualification in the second Evander Holyfield fight for biting the champion's ear. Also included is a profile of Don King, Tyson's comical, ruthless, arrogant promoter, who has has earned the sobriquet, "Blackiavelli". of photos.
 

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This lively account by Sports Illustrated writer Hoffer of Mike Tyson's second act--the $135 million made from the time of his 1994 prison release through his public self-destruction against Evander ... Read full review

Contents

Make way for Brother Mike
11
A mismatch of scandalous
32
The spirit just came right from
55
Put some bass in it baby
76
Whats the name of that junkie I
101
Im expecting a jubilant life
122
The punches were buzzing my brain
147
He made a misstep in the alcohol
182
Champ? Champ? You there?
195
They didnt like me I knew that 1
223
1 didnt have the luxury of people
255
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About the author (1998)

Richard Hoffer is an award-winning senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of A Savage Business: The Comeback and Comedown of Mike Tyson. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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