Mike Tyson’s life has been an open book, and he’s made it even more accessible in his upcoming autobiography, Undisputed Truth, where he dishes unabashedly about spending more than $60 million in one year, his consistent infidelity and a desire to “kill” controversial boxing promoter Don King.
In the book set to be released Nov. 12, Tyson offers insight into his life like few others who have lived in the spotlight. There are many poignant and interesting parts to the book. Among them:
* On personal demons: “Sometimes I just fantasize about blowing somebody’s brains out so I can go to prison for the rest of my life,” he writes. “Working on this book makes me think that my whole life has been a joke.”
* On Desiree Washington, who he was convicted of raping and sentenced to three years in prison: “How do you rape someone when they come to your hotel room at two in the morning?” he asks.
* On money: He lost a suitcase one night with $1 million cash in it. “I had had a rough night in the city and had forgotten where I left it,” Tyson said. He also writes about spending $62 million in 2000, $2.1 million on cars.
* On King: He writes about the many times times he bloodied King, including once on a Miami highway when he tried to strangle him in the car from the backseat. “When I think about all the horrific things that Don has done to me over the years, I still feel like killing him.”
There is a lot more. Larry Sloman wrote the book in Tyson’s voice, offering a raw and profane look into his sordid life. A must-read.