內容簡介 前世界拳王泰森與人生導師Cus D'Amato成就自我的冠軍之路曾有「20世紀末最強拳王」之稱的泰森，在全盛時期時以毀滅性的風格，擊敗世界眾多知名好手，更被公認為全世界最強的拳擊手之一。這本帶有自傳色彩的作品，道出他與改變一生的拳擊教練Cus D'Amato之間堅定的情誼，在教練D'Amato長達5年的訓練及帶領下，從一位年少無知的惡棍，成為世界首屈一指的拳王。Cus D'Amato是一位擁有充滿智慧及創意的智者，他認為成功的關鍵在於情緒不易受到外界干擾及相信直覺，只要讓自己達到思想最純淨的狀態，就能讓體能達到高峰。同時他也指導弟子們學習面對恐懼，如何利用恐懼讓自己走入更深一層的境界，最重要的一點，就是他教導泰森要對自己的人生保有紀律。但矛盾的是，因為這些指導讓泰森贏得榮耀與財富，卻也讓他走入腐敗的生活。重新回歸的泰森，至今仍遵循教練及導師的教誨，希望透過這本自傳書帶領更多誤入歧途者一同走向正確的人生道路。 Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book!Booktopia CommentsOrder this product, or any product from the Father's Day Gift Guide by August 23rd, and you could win a book pack worth $700 RRP! Terms and Conditions apply.Product DescriptionThe key to Mike Tyson's unprecedented success in the ring and in overcoming the demons that success laid in his path was his relationship with Cus D'Amato. When the well-past-his-prime boxing trainer and 13 year old felon met, D'Amato saw his one last shot at glory and redemption via the young thug. IRON AMBITION is the epic story of that five year relationship as well as a guide to the lessons D'Amato imparted that enabled Tyson to become the most devastating heavyweight in boxing history and, later, to achieve sobriety and intimacy with another person.Cus D'Amato possessed a brilliant mind and a flair for innovation. Well before any sports figure had ever written about Zen or getting in the zone, he realised that the key to success was to achieve a state where thoughts and emotions didn't interfere with a person's intuition. Freed from allowing those thoughts to intrude, D'Amato's successful students reached an exalted level that allowed them to perform at their physical peak. D'Amato also studied fear. Rather than pretending that fear didn't exist for his fighters, he implored them to acknowledge their fear and taught them ways to harness that fear and use it to reach another level of performance. Perhaps most important, D'Amato communicated the vital importance of discipline and schooled Tyson on how to instill discipline in his own life, a skill that has served him to this day.Paradoxically, the very skills D'Amato instilled in Tyson that garnered him untold riches and fame, opened the door to the biggest challenge of the fighter's life, when legions of corrupt bloodsuckers came to prey on him. Only after many years of hard knocks did Tyson return to his roots and use the lessons D'Amato had taught him so long before in the house on the Hudson to restore his sanity and straighten out his life. Tyson's layered path to stability and serenity is a story of uncommon richness and texture.