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Death, Drugs, and Muscle Paperback – February 23, 2010
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This book is deep and well-written. You go on an emotional roller coaster with Valentino and after shaking your head at his wrong choices, you find yourself in a bit of amazement that he actually admits his mistakes. Further, you find yourself cheering for him because he seems to be proof you can rehabilitate. To see a guy go from underground drug dealer on the streets of New York, to sitting in a jail cell, and back out and onto movie screens and worldwide fame, and hear it in his voice... it's impressive.
I've never in my life read the same book twice, but I think I'm going to make an exception for this one.
I did not know this side of Gregg at all and the stuff he was into and he did. The parts where he had guns held to his head I was reading like a nut to see what happened even though I knew how they turned out.
His girlfriend dying was very powerful. How he took her off the streets and how she always had his back. Most people say they have your back and they do not. She had his and she was fearless. She was an amazing woman to me.
I enjoyed the story about the Goth girl that was pretty funny I would have jumped out the window to get out of there.
I liked his comments about the current state of bodybuilding and the professional bodybuilders. I agree with him that some day you are going to see law enforcement raid the stage and arrest everyone.
Honestly this was one of the best books I have read. The different situation he explained he was in was incredible. It was like you were watching a police show and Gregg was the perp.
I am proud to say that Gregg Valentino is a friend of mine and how he has turned his life around. Gregg would give you the shirt off his back if he had to.
I would recommend this book to everyone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Fun read. You never want to put it down once you start reading. Gregg has heart. Your can tell he is a good person. Don't judge people.Published 4 months ago by Kevin Enz
Reads well and is very interesting. Gotta love the "ramblin freak!"Published 12 months ago by Amounirl
This book is very well written and can be entertaining; there are some laugh out loud moments - and there are some true downers. Read morePublished 21 months ago by wwilder1969
Not very interesting. Just a drug dealer and not a very good one who filled his arms full of oil. Tragic read of a tragic lifePublished 22 months ago by Pen Name
Bought this book as part of my research on the fitness industry with a level of skepticism. Took a different perspective when I read it. Read morePublished on October 25, 2013 by Adrian J. Tan
Trash from a trashy person and a trashy life and trashy friends. The book shouldn't have been written let alone have been published. Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by Gary M Fineske
I was into it until the end although he knew that column he wrote would cause him to lose fans. I understand why he did it but at the same time throughout the book he claimed... Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Very good book... Gonna be a classic in the future and should be made into a movie... A must read...Published on November 24, 2012 by blunt
I bought the ebook version of this book, which doesn't seem to be available any more, so I guess I can't complain about the formatting errors. Read morePublished on September 8, 2011 by Saber Taylor