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Published by Chicago Review Press in Chicago .
Written in English


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ISBN 10155652739X

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  My Bloody Life is a book that I like and would highly recommend it to mature readers. The reason is that some details are very graphic and can be considered disturbing. This isn't like the typical drug gang book. This is an actual detailed description about a young boy coming up in the world of drugs and gangs. What also makes this book unlike /5. My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King is an autobiography by Reymundo Sanchez (a pseudonym) about his life as a teenage street gang member in Chicago.. The author of the book, Reymundo Sanchez, was a lost boy - disowned by a physically abusive mother and step-father and sent to live with a step-brother who could not care less whether he came home or not. He soon learned that survival on.   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 The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street /5(). This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez's struggle to create a "normal" life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto "once a king, always a king" rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind.

  At the Chicago area community college where I teach writing, I like to ask my students what the books they read. Amazingly, two or three students in most every class of 25 say they have read My Bloody Life. This book has found its audience here. And nationwide as well, as its 85 five star Amazon reviews confirm. Why? Because Sanchez is a born /5. At the beginning of My Bloody Life, Reymundo Sanchez is living in Puerto Rico with his mother, who was 16 at the time of his birth. His father, who was 74 when Reymundo was born, died when Reymundo was five years old, and Reymundo was constantly beaten and sexually abused by relatives until he moved with his mother and her husband to Chicago when he was seven. The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new introduction by the author. If a brother wanna get ahead, he gotta use every minute to better himself. Everything I did made me better. Reymundo Sanchez, Author Chicago Review Press $ (p) ISBN

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 The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs. 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 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/5(54). My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King by Reymundo Sanchez. 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 The publisher has supplied this book in DRM Free form with digital watermarking. Required software.   My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King Book Review. Student name. Affiliated institution. Introduction. My Bloody Life () is an account of Sanchez Reymundo recollecting the memories of his up growing as a Latin Kings’ member, the Chicago’s largest and violent gang. Reymundo’s main purpose for this book is based the truth of the gangs existence in our societies and .