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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. My Story by Jake LaMotta ,. Meet Jake La Motta: Raised in the Bronx slums, he fought on the streets, got sent to reform school, and served time in prison. Trusting no one, slugging everyone, he beat his wife, his best friends, even the mobsters who kept the title just out of reach.

But the same forces that made him a criminal—fear, rage, jealousy, self-hate, guilt—combined with Meet Jake La Motta: But the same forces that made him a criminal—fear, rage, jealousy, self-hate, guilt—combined with his drive and intelligence to make him a winner in the ring.

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Raging Bull: My Story

At age twenty-seven, after eight years of fighting, he became Middleweight Champion of the World, a hero to thousands. Then, at the peak of success, he fell apart and began a swift, harrowing descent into nightmare. Raging Bull , the Bronx Bull's brutally candid memoir, tells it all—fights, jails, sex, money—surpassing, in hard-hitting prose, even the movie that immortalized it. Paperback , pages. Published August 22nd by Da Capo Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Raging Bull , please sign up. Would you recommend this for urban boys in a program for at-risk youth? See 1 question about Raging Bull…. Lists with This Book. Jan 07, Aaron rated it really liked it Shelves: A remarkably good book about a remarkably bad man. I've heard it said that you wind up rooting for LaMotta by the end of the book. I did not have that reaction.

I disliked him the entire time - a thief, murderer, rapist, wife beater is not exactly a sympathetic figure.

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But the memoir is brutally honest if at times self-pitying and well-written. The story is a compelling look at the self-loathing and masochism that drove LaMotta to become one of the greatest boxers of all-time and one of the f A remarkably good book about a remarkably bad man. The story is a compelling look at the self-loathing and masochism that drove LaMotta to become one of the greatest boxers of all-time and one of the few men to ever defeat Sugar Ray Robinson. While I did not root fo LaMotta, I did find myself intrigued by him as a person and remained interested the entire way through the book.

Jun 04, Clint Mccoy rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite books.

The Bull eBook by John Hayes | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster UK

To state the obvious: There is a movie based off of it with the same name and the movie followed this book closely. Anyway this was hard to put down. Glad he didn't hold back too much on the details of what went down in his life and it wasn't one of those "pity me" stories. I'm being vague about the details here. If you like the sport of bo Very intense. If you like the sport of boxing then this is a must read.

Mar 18, david-baptiste rated it really liked it. The film turns the story into a Catholic allegory which transforms the Raging Bull from the realization that "I'm not an animal" into the Man of the Theater and Language who goes on stage to recite poetry by the greats as well as himself. The book has many strange redemptive moments of its own, especially one that opens and closes the tale.

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LaMotta--with Peter Maas--has a lighter touch than Scorcese, with a lot of laughter pervading some of the really tawdry and grim episodes. LaMotta's book is one of the pioneering works of a new form of sports writing that developed in the 's, in which the athlete themself has the a self awareness and sense of the meanings of their careers and personas which before it had usally been up to sports writers and the writers influenced by them to create.

Dec 30, Christine marked it as to-read. I got this book from the SF library and to be honest, I'm like a little afraid to touch it. Like picking it up with my thumb and index finger like with my hand in the o. Not unlike it hasn't been sitting in the back of an aspiring boxer or two's locker underneath their gloves, and crusty, sweat crusted warm-ups. This is the story of a giant of a man, and a rugby legend who is of the people. John Hayes was born in Cappamore, Co. He joined Bruff Rugby Club at the age of 18 and after learning his trade as a prop at Shannon and Munster, made his first international appearance in February against Scotland.

Hayes went on to have a record-making career for Munster and Ireland. He is the most capped Irish forward of all time and 12th most capped player in the world. He has also played over games for Munster, winning the Heineken Cup with them twice in and Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and sweepstakes right to your inbox. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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