Iron Mike Signing


Main-Mike-Tyson-Undisputed-Truth-Book-Boxing-AutobiographyMike Tyson’s affirmation: “My style is impetuous; my defense is impregnable; and I’m just ferocious. I want your heart! I want to eat his children!” may not be as poetic as Muhammad Ali’s: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” but Tyson was known more for ear eating than eloquence anyways. He grew up breaking into houses and stealing in Brownsville, Brooklyn, but fell into the unlikely hands of boxing manager Cus D’Amato in Catskill, New York as a teen. Under D’Amato’s guidance, Tyson went on to become the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world. His downfall tends to overshadow his accomplishments–plagued by lawsuit after lawsuit, jail time for rape and a bite he took out of Evander Holyfield’s ear–but the two intertwine into one book written by the man himself, which makes for an excellent read. This Friday, catch the ex-champ as he signs copies of Undisputed Truth at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration CorporationGreenlight Bookstore will be on hand selling discounted copies of the book. Did you know Tyson intended his face tattoo to be hearts and not a tribal piece? The book is filled with surprises, some laugh out loud and others cringe-inducing, but all very intriguing. RSVP on Facebook.

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