Pugilist Mike Tyson's memoir must, by law, be deemed by critics as "hard-hitting." But after all the cliches, one finds a surprisingly beguiling and authentic exploration of a life lived at maximum intensity.
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Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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