My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

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Chicago Review Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 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
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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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Contents

28 Violence Rules 151
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29 Madman 156
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30 Losing Maplewood Park 161
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31 My Rosie 167
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32 Down Brother 175
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33 Poor Rosie 186
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34 Juni 189
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35 Loca 195
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8 No Paradise 51
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9 No Home 53
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10 Jenny 56
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11 Lords of Nothing 61
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12 ChiWest 67
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13 Coward 74
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14 Cant Be Normal Even If I Tried 79
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15 First Kill 86
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16 The Acceptable Difference 91
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17 Officer Friendly 94
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18 China 97
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19 Back to the Hunting Grounds 101
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20 Betrayed into a Coma 104
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21 Madness 108
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22 Rosie 116
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23 Convenient Agreement 118
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24 My Girl 123
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25 Prove Myself Worthy 128
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26 Rape 132
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27 Crowned 137
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36 Morena RIP 199
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37 NRA? Luckys Death 206
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38 Crazy Ways 209
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39 Disciplined 214
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40 No Lesson Learned 226
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41 Spread the Violence 232
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42 Enemies Near 237
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43 Disowned 240
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44 The Way It Is 244
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45 Another Addiction 251
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46 Close Call 262
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47 The Law 265
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48 Free? 274
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49 Older Woman 278
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50 Love Lost 285
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51 Lesson Learned Finally 292
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52 Crownless 295
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53 Tragedies Continue With or Without Me 298
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Page 28 - Then part of me wanted him to hold me and tell me everything was going to be all right because I had fallen in love with 37 this man, spirit, guardian angel or whatever he is.
Page 30 - For the rest of the day all I could think about was the beating waiting for me at home.
Page 26 - He asked me how I was feeling. I told him I was fine and asked him for a cigarette.

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About the author (2007)

Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago.

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