Street Justice

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Street Justice by Chuck Zito, Joe Layden

From the streets of Brooklyn to the set of Oz. From Hells Angel to celebrity bodyguard. The revealing autobiography of an American man.

Chuck Zito comes by his reputation honestly as one of the toughest, most uncompromising men ever to sit astride a Harley. Now, with tales both hilarious and chilling, violent and truthful, Zito tells his life story in his own words.

From growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn and the Bronx, where fighting was a way of life, to becoming president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels, to the wild and crazy life of protecting some of the world's biggest celebrities, Zito might be seen as a latter-day outlaw, the last of a dying breed of men. But throughout his tempestuous days, one thing defined him: his unfailing sense of justice, of what's really right and what's really wrong. That's how Zito found himself facing his biggest challenge: refusing to cooperate with a federal investigation into his brothers, the Hells Angels, and in the process losing the very thing he cherished most-his freedom.

Zito's astonishing recovery from this experience, and the unique kind of stardom he forged based on hard work and sheer will, is a testament to his courage, his ambition, and his indomitable heart-a testament now recorded unflinchingly in Street Justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429982719
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/17/2003
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 342,200
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Chuck Zito, bodyguard to the stars, a former Golden Gloves boxer, martial arts expert, past president of the N.Y. Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels, and actor on the award-winning HBO drama Oz, is the star of the upcoming USA Network series Chuck Zito's Street Justice. He lives in New Rochelle, New York.

Chuck Zito, bodyguard to the stars, a former Golden Gloves boxer, martial-arts expert, past president of the New York Nomads chapter of the Hells Angels, and actor on the award-winning HBO drama Oz, is the author of the book Street Justice.  He lives in New Rochelle, New York.

JOE LAYDEN is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer whose work has been honored by the New York Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council.
Mr. Layden has written or co-written more than thirty books for adults and children, including The Last Great Fight and The Ghost Horse.

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Street Justice is an autobiography of a man who always stood up for what he believed was right. Chuck Zito overcame many obstacles in his life, and always remained a man of dignity and honor. He was a family man who adored his wife and daughter. Growing up on the mean streets of the Bronx and Brooklyn taught him to fight and protect himself at all times. Respect for people was a major issue for him, and he often fought to protect the ¿little guy.¿ He never turned his back on a friend, and was the kind of guy anyone would want to have on their team. Many people had the wrong impression of the ¿real¿ Chuck Zito. He never smoked, drank or did drugs and hated the image that people assumed when they heard he was a member of the Hell¿s Angels. He spent six years in federal prision even though he was clearly innocent for failing to cooperate with a federal investigation of his brothers, the Hell¿s Angels. Zito¿s life was never dull, as he had many many different experiences. In addition to him being president of the Hell¿s Angels, he went from Street fighter to Golden Gloves contender, tattoo artist, bodyguard to many stars including Charlie Sheen, Pamela Anderson, Mickey Rourke and the great Elizabeth Taylor. He also starred in the HBO drama, ¿Oz¿. His most recent work included frequent guest appearances on ¿the Howard Stern Show¿ and he also hosted his own weekly radio show on WVOX 1460am. This book was fast reading and held my interest from beginning to end. It was, at times violent, frightening and mesmerizing. It showed and proved that by determination, faith, and perseverance, anyone can overcome many challenges that life has to offer. Chuck Zito, in my opinion, is a true modern hero in every sense of the word. I highly recommend reading this autobiography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your looking for a book about a "real" man and a hero in the face of a corrupt world, Street Justice is it. Sticking up for our personal beliefs no matter what is something we would all like to think we do but when the stakes are really high, most of us back down. Chuck Zito doesn't and he doesn't seem to care for those who do. When I bought this book all I knew about Chuck Zito was that he was a bodyguard, a Hell's Angel, an actor and the good looking, tough guy that once taught Jean Claude Van Damme a lesson in humility. I was surprised to find there was much, much more to Chuck Zito. Street Justice is a mesmerizing read and I could barely put it down except for the times when I literally had to put it down from laughing so hard at the nit-wits that made the mistake of challenging Zito. I found myself as angry as he was as I read about him being sent to prison for no reason and found myself wondering if he couldn't have somehow busted out of prison in Japan - I feel certain he could have taken the guards. Chuck Zito is definitely an original and if character counts, as they say, Chuck Zito is counting pretty high.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can see where Chuck is coming from, reading his book was an insperation to me I met him at the book signing in San Fancisco, From talking with him I found him to be a REAL person with attitude, "good attitude" the type more of us should have. When i was reading the part when his dad left for another women it hit home. When I left my Xwife there was alot of resentment from my son and did'nt realize why. Realizing this I gone home to give him the biggest hug. Chuck, keep up the good work and attitude. whats right is right, and your rights are the most important thing we have.... can't wait for book 2. PS you made it brother. I bought 3more copies for presents to my friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an Italian from the Bronx, I am proud to read such a wonderful depiction of a person who grew up in a place I once knew as a young boy, during a much different time than today. Chuck and his family could have easily been part of ours (they say we're all related, 'ya know!) Reading through the pages, I surely admire Chucks feelings for his parents - his Dad, who's fighting spirit remains an essential part of who Chuck is, and for his Mother, who raised her children sacrificing everything she had. I can certainly understand that love and respect (If I didn't, I'd better never have set foot in the house again!) When I read 'Street Justice', it was easy to recognize the amount of work that went into telling a story we all can relate to. It's about the life and times of a young boy who grew into a man, and became a father himself - someone who grabbed his dream, and an extended family to boot - the Hells Angels! 'Street Justice' is an incredible story, almost 300 pages filled with plenty of lessons in life - from getting clobbered to doing the clobbering, standing up for your beliefs and not backing down. And, never-ever disrespecting the people who are good to you - at any cost! Take note. There's no doubt, Chuck Zito and author Joe Layden had articulated a masterpiece! Gentlemen, my best wishes for the success of this book, and each of your continued careers. Salute!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i know for a fact everyword is true because im his cousin.the book is great and so is chuck.evrybody precieves him as a bad guy but he really is a family orientated caring lovable guy.and might i add pretty darn good looking, read it enjoy itand know not everybody has it so easy