My Bloody Life

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My Bloody Life

The Making of a Latin King

By Reymundo Sanchez

Chicago Review Press, Hardcover, 9781556524011, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2000

Description

Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say they’ll die for you and in the next will order your assassination.



About the Author
Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago. He is the author of "My Bloody Life" and "Once a King, Always a King," and has appeared on Fox News Chicago, Telemundo, and Univision. Sonia Rodriguez is the pseudonym of a former Latin Queen who no longer lives in Chicago.