Iron Ambition (audiobook)

My Life with Cus D'Amato

By Mike Tyson, with Larry “Ratso” Sloman
19.0 hrs • 16 CDs • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/30/17
This title will be available on May 30, 2017
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05/30/17 9781524750671
$103.99
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Summary

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Timesbestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D’Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson’s surrogate father.
 
When Cus D’Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, “That’s the heavyweight champion of the world.” D’Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and José Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
     In Tyson’s bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D’Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D’Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer’s words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus’s courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we’ve ever known about this singular cultural figure.

Review Quotes

“Raw, powerful and disturbing.”

Wall Street Journal on Undisputed Truth

“[A] lively mixture of a memoir.”

Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times bestselling author on Undisputed Truth

“Undisputed Truth is raw, powerful and disturbing—a head-spinning take on Mr. Tyson’s life.”

Wall Street Journal on Undisputed Truth

“Sloman brings Tyson’s voice springing off the page with its often hilarious combo of street and shrink.”

The Guardian (UK) on Undisputed Truth