My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

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Topeka Bindery, 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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User Review  - Hedgepeth - LibraryThing

I am normally skeptical of the "memoirs" of gang members. However, Sanchez admits in several places to a lack of knowledge and to being scared of what might happen to him. While I am sure there is some embellishing of the truth, I think there is less than in most similar items. Read full review

MY BLOODY LIFE: The Making of a Latin King

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sad, sanguinary, and clumsy account of life and death among Chicago's Puerto Rican street gangs. Sanchez uses a pen name in this horrifying memoir to protect others, he claims, but since he admits ... 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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