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Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King
     

Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King

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by Reymundo Sanchez
 

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ISBN-10: 1556525532

ISBN-13: 9781556525537

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

Having written about the street gang lifestyle and the circumstances that lead many young people to choose it in My Bloody Life, Sanchez here describes how hard it is to escape gang life; and the lasting damage of physical, mental, and sexual abuse. He is a former gang member writing under a pseudonym. A memoir rather than academic study, his account has no

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Having written about the street gang lifestyle and the circumstances that lead many young people to choose it in My Bloody Life, Sanchez here describes how hard it is to escape gang life; and the lasting damage of physical, mental, and sexual abuse. He is a former gang member writing under a pseudonym. A memoir rather than academic study, his account has no index or bibliography. Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556525537
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
70,963
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
15 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
1Once a King, Always a King1
2Career Change9
3Josie's Way15
4Fear27
5Cocaine Again37
6The First Blessing53
7Doing Time75
8Almost Free93
9Work Release103
10New Beginning117
11A Different Kind of Girl137
12There Is Such a Thing as Friendship155
13Lovers177
14A New Plan187
15Welcome to Dallas203
16Is This Love?215
17Maybe We Can Try Again229
18Release of Pain243
19Changes265
20Here and Now273
For Those at Risk285

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Once a King, Always a King 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK!! IT HLPED ME HEAL WHAT I WENT THROUGH WITH MY EX BOYFRIEND OF 5 YEARS, ALMOST MARRIED HIM. LIKE MARILYN I AM EDUCATED. I NEVER LOOKED DOWN ON HIM BECAUSE HE WAS A MEMBER OF A GANG MOST OF HIS LIFE. HE HAD A TRAMATIC CHILDHOOD JUST LIKE LIL LOCO, I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT HE WILL READ THIS BOOK AND USE REYMENDO SANCHEZ AS A ROLE MODEL. I BELIEVE WHAT SANCHEZ STATES IN HIS FORWARD THAT PEOPLE WITH ' ISSUES' IN THIS CASE CHILDHOOD ONES SHOULD SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP OR EVEN WRITE YOUR FEELINGS DOWN. We all have memories that we want to forget I hope this book can help another like it did for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book it hit a spot it brought back memories i tried to forget..i think my past helped me with my life today..i actually had a friend that told me to change my life so i did..his words changed my life but when i read this book..i had guilt for what i did..all the secrets..but i can do anything with my past.. now i am trying to make a successful life for my hijo.. that is all that is on my mind.. but i will always remember the pain from the past..this book i believe will change people lives.. i wish the best for Reymundo Sanchez.. god bless u
Guest More than 1 year ago
reading this book brought back major memories i had long forgotten.being an ex lady gangbanger from the near west side reading this book reminded me of the horrors i went through much like lil loco.but you can escape I DID!!! and i broke the chain of violence my children are my life i would die for them AND ONLY THEM they are my familia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that book is really good because I love to read about the gang life and how they were formed and what they do in the gang life. I have read my bloody lifr the making of a latin king and I have read once a king always a king and I have also read Lady Q. these books are about gang life and where they were represented from. the book in about gangs in Chicago. I'm proud to read these books and what their about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heck yeah go Reymundo;)
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Gangland and true stories are my favorite genres. This book covers both with a very real and helpful insight into the journey of a bad guy becoming good.
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Grammared More than 1 year ago
I had no idea. Reymundo Sanchez¿s sequel is probably the most inspiring and personal book I have ever picked up. At first I thought it was going to be a mediocre book because his syntax was poor and I didn¿t see his personality right away. As Sanchez started to reveal himself, his past woes and hardships, the syntax didn't matter anymore. The book transformed itself from an interesting, casual read into an insightful outlook on the world; the story of a life. I went through his emotions at the same time he was describing his thoughts. His syntax, then, allowed him to easily transpose his thoughts onto the paper and made it clear for every reader to be able to understand. It also led me into a different part of Chicago that I don¿t really think about. To someone who has never experienced any of his problems, Once a King, Always a King is a real eye-opener; Sanchez describes the unaccented parts of gang life with perfect amounts of detail. I enjoyed his conclusions about education, the realizations of gang life and how to seek help, society, and the aggressive, boastful thought processes that turn someone into a thug. His morals made me realize how opportunistic life can really be. However, I would not recommend the book, however enlightening, to children under fifteen years old due to the excessive use of swear words, detailing of sexual encounters, and heavy drug usage as well as the violence Sanchez endures.
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I loved this book!!! it was very very goood an insiprational.Reymunodo does a very good job on telling his story. he basically tells his story about his life and how hard it was struggling to despretly get out a gang and all the abuse he went through sexaully, mentally,and emotionally. this book shows you that it is possible to get out of that lifestyle and change your whole life completey. Anyone that reads this will feel like he is th one in REymundos life thats exactly how i felt when i was reading this book. he was very detailed and explained everything very very well. the most realistic thing about this book is that reyumndo is a fromer gang member and he is the one that wrote this whole book. i reccomend this book to anyone that just wants to read it to understand the struggles of being a gang member to someone acataully in a gang that needs some inspiration to change there life around. this book really shows how anything can happen and its really all on you if you want to change your life around for the better. everyone has really hard times in there life and this book really will help you get through some of this issues you have a lot of the things Reymundo does really all goes back to his childhood. wich really effected him in everyway you can imagine. he shows how he gets through those times and what he does to get through them and how. it wasnt easy for him but he managed to fight it and fight all the temptations. its a really deep book and had a whole another level of understanding. this book is a very very good book and i reccomend it to anyone make sure you read the first book to get a better understanding i twill keep you reading and you will get hooked. i didnt want to put this book down.
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This Book was very good...When i read it, it felt like if i was the one living this guy's story..
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