Rodney Glen King is known for being the victim in a notorious police brutality case with the Los Angeles Police Department on March 3, 1991. King was born in Sacramento, California, to Odessa King. His father, Ronald King, an alcoholic, died at age forty-two. King grew up in Pasadena, California. In 2008, King was a cast member on VH1's second season of Celebrity Rehab, a popular TV show hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky that seeks to help celebrities become clean and sober.
Lawrence J. Spagnola is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling My Appetite for Destruction by Steven Adler; and Christopher Award-winning writer of the Emmy-winning, Golden Globe-nominated television movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. He is a Harvard graduate and a Rockefeller Fellow.
rodney's story really breaks my heart. tragic life, tragic ending. much respect. you are missed, rodney king.Published 21 days ago by kd
Quick read about a complex man thrust into circumstances he never intended. Also a story of how enormous the hold of abuse and alcohol is over lives.Published 7 months ago by oregon reader
I love the fact that he was brutally honest throughout this memoir. The more I thought that his life would finally prevail another obstacle was thrown his way. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mandy
Wow - what a great story from an insightful and spiritual man.Published 10 months ago by charla's stuff
Learn a little about a guy who was mistreated for no reason at all and lost his life behind it.Published 15 months ago by mls
Rodney was locked out of his own house and was found in his pool drowned, no one heard his cry for help?Published 21 months ago by Jennifer Williams
I too suffer from addiction and Rodney King's story was heartfelt and brutally honest. He took accountability for his behavior and unfortunately the disease took him out. Read morePublished 23 months ago by KobeLove
This book is a great book. It lets you know who Rodney King really is inside. He was a person like everybody else who had to overcome and deal with issues of his childhood. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Philip LoPresti
I loved this story, it is real sad that rodney had to under go such racist tactics by the LA Police dept. I have no respect for them at all. The beating was out ragous!! Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by zanvantae