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Mi Vida Loca: The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia
     

Mi Vida Loca: The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia

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by Johnny Tapia, Bettina Gilois (With)
 

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There is only one winner in boxing. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. "[My] life's been pretty tragic," remarks Johnny. "But in the ring, it's been a blessing." Mi

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There is only one winner in boxing. Fighting against your opponent and fighting against your own inner demons become one in the same. Those who survive both in and out of the ring are beloved worldwide. Those who do not spiral downward into drugs, prison, and even murder. "[My] life's been pretty tragic," remarks Johnny. "But in the ring, it's been a blessing." Mi Vida Loca is not just a nickname for Johnny, but a legendary tale of a life lived over the edge and back.

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ISBN-13:
9781566252713
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
602,847
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.93(d)

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Mi Vida Loca: The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book finished in 2 days, could not put it down, all the hell he went through and still very humble, my family and I metv him in February at a fight my son had in Albuquerque just before he died in may, he was nice and took a picture with my son and husband, my dad spoke to him and my dad was impressed with how down to earth he was. #R.I.Pnowyourwithyourmama
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I am not a big reader, but I could'nt put it down. I am from Albuquerque, and I really like Johnny Tapia even more now! It was amazed to read about all that he has been through. If you relate to boxing this is a great book to read!
2012TE More than 1 year ago
Mi Vida Loca was a great book. It captured not only the life of Tapia, but captured the whole street culture. It brought attention to not only the struggles of his life but it showed how tough life his for unfortunate children and how easy it is to fall under and be seduced by drugs and violence as a outlet. However, it also shows the success that can come out of such bad backgrounds. But, as for the book it self, it was a page turning , touching novel. It made you view life in a different perspective, through the eyes of Johnny Tapia.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book dives deep into the soul of the boxer Johnny Tapia. The experiences he has had in his life are frightening and fascinating at the same time. I can honestly say that my life is a walk in the park compared to the things he has had to endure. I
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read this book yesterday and I could not put it down I read it all in a few hours. Mind you, I am not a boxing fan and actually purchased this book for my husband for Father's Day. He had mentioned the book so I was curious to read about the life of Johnny Tapia. All I can say it that the grace and mercy and love of God has definitely been upon Johnny. I know this probably was not an easy thing to share with the world but I am glad that he did just shows the world how good God is! To God be all the honor and all the glory!