Sanchez was a Latin King for six years and participated in innumerable bloody gang battles--years rife with sex, drugs, booze, and acts of gang revenge. He finally got up his pluck to leave (and the only way was to be "violated" out through a gang beating), but admits in his conclusion that life since then has, in some ways, been even harder. He's had to quit drugs, lose the only community he's known, support himself, and deal with the nightmares of all the horrors he's seen and done. Though Sanchez still hasn't accomplished his dream of completing college, he has managed to leave the Kings, leave Chicago, leave behind his mother's legacy of violence, and write an impressive first book. --Stephanie Gold --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My Bloody Life was an excellent depiction of violence, abuse, Chicago, and the 'hood. Reymundo gives a compelling narrative of his life as a Latin King and the many situations he... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Alex
This is one of my favorite books. Reymundo Sanchez goes into vivid detail on his experiences in life and it is a great book to read.Published 1 month ago by Corey Sutter
I love how real this book is it doesn't sugar coat anything it says it how it is and really sucks you in and you just cant stop readingPublished 1 month ago by Sergio Torrejon
this is a book about the life in a gang , a good book about it only , it's a book who I have to read for my Criminal Justice class, the sad part or the part i really don't like is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carlos
Gritty, no holds barred account of life in Humboldt Park, Chicago back in the day before the Yuppies and the Hipsters took over with their trendy renovations and restaurants. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark M.
This book opened up an understanding as to the whys of gang life. It provides the reader with enough details to keep you wanting to know more. Great Read!Published 2 months ago by Bridgetlynn