Once a King, Always a King by Reymundo Sanchez
The Unmaking of a Latin King

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This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez’s struggle to create a “normal” life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto “once a king, always a king” rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind. Filled with heart-pounding scenes of his backslide into drugs, sex, and violence, Once a King, Always a King recounts how Sanchez wound up behind bars and provides an engrossing firsthand account of how the Latin Kings are run from inside the prison system. Harrowing testaments to Sanchez’s determination to rebuild his life include his efforts to separate his family from gang life and his struggle to adapt to marriage and the corporate world. Despite temptations, nightmares, regressions into violence, and his own internal demons, Sanchez makes an uneasy peace with his new life. This raw, powerful, and brutally honest memoir traces the transformation of an accomplished gangbanger into a responsible citizen.

About Reymundo Sanchez

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Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago.
Published October 1, 2004 by Chicago Review Press. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2003 Page count: 304pp ...

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Once released, he finds himself alone and tormented by horrifying memories of physical and sexual abuse and a deep sense of worthlessness, but he manages to get a job and learns to feel""the peacefulness of his freedom."" Eventually, Sanchez finds his""soul mate"" in Marilyn, an educated Puerto R...

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