My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

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Topeka Bindery, 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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Breathtaking insight of gangs. - Goodreads
A terrible writer but a great story. - Goodreads
What an amazing book, full of detail and imagery. - Goodreads
Emotionally difficult to read! - Goodreads
Real good story telling. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Samantha D - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite books ever. For being a girl and usually into love stories this one has caught my heart. It is about a guy in the Latin Kings, and actually there is definitely a little love in this book. Its a page turner. I recommend this to anyone of any gender. Read full review

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User Review  - Ghalia G. - Goodreads

My Bloody Life was a very entertaining book. I think what really drew me into it was the fact that it was non fictional and took place in Chicago. I enjoyed it because I live near there so I am ... Read full review

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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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