May 28, Mauricio rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though I will still argue with you that I am, actually invincible. Look at how many times I have died, and tried to die, and I'm still here.
If anybody's invincible it's got to be me. Boxing may at times be vicious but you made it look beautiful. You do not have to be a fight fan to enjoy.
Story of the vi "Almost everything I do wrong they explain with the bipolar disorder, all the compulsive behavior, ideas that I am invincible. Story of the vicious murder of his mother witnessed by him when he was 9 years old,Post traumatic stress, drug addiction, prison, the support of a great woman Teresa ,the heart of a fighter and the love of the sport of boxing.
Aug 27, Ted Prokash rated it it was amazing. Everybody should read this. I am now going to watch Tapia fights on youtube for three hours. Apr 22, Paul rated it it was amazing.
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Fantastic book that details the life of a troubled Prizefighter. You don't have to be a Boxing fan to enjoy this book though. It is a brutal and honest tale of the most tragic life you will ever hear of. Thankfully he also had moments of peace and joy.
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A great fight who is greatly missed. Jun 19, George Presley rated it it was amazing. A powerful and tragic story of a tormented soul who struggled with demons, external and internal. I was always a fan of Johnny Tapia for his boxing greatness.
I never knew what a victim he was. Rest in peace Johnny Tapia. Mar 15, Valerie Franco added it.
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This book pretty much talks about the gangs in los angeles, california. Oct 07, Deadbeatgrandpajoe rated it liked it. Enjoyed the book despite some grammatical errors and pedantic writing style. Dec 08, Jeana rated it it was amazing. I loved this book so much. Johnny went through a hell of a lot in his life, and then again Teresa did too.
I so wish I could have met him. Jun 27, Stephan rated it really liked it.
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Very interesting read, this man lived through a messed up childhood, only to continue on to more pain. Aug 10, Sue marked it as to-read Shelves: I live a half a block from where Johnny grew up. I've never met him, but I'm interested to read about his life. Aug 03, Wild Brian rated it it was amazing.
Simply put a truly amazing life story of one of the sports greatest characters. A must read read for all boxing fans. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia.
Johnny Tapia , Bettina Gilois. My life's been pretty tragic, Tapia recollects. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not, spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. This is the true-life, stranger-than-fiction story of venerated boxing champion Johnny Tapia.
With a global cult following, Tapia is well-known as a colorful figure in the boxing industry.