The problem with this book is how repetitive it is. We go over the n word scandal several times, we go back to the main events that happened in the first book with big chunks of it used again and expanded upon in this book and there is a lot of repetition over his reformed status. It didn't feel like reading a totally new book when so much was in the first book.
Decent read. This book written by Duane Chapman known as dog the bounty hunter tells of his life since his release from prison for a murder he didn,t commit, his life as the countrys best known bounty hunter, his struggles to make something of his second chance, his life with his family, his wife Beth and his twelve children, including nine by his ex wives, it tells in his own words what his life has been like, his struggles, his failures and his ultimate triumphs which he credits to his faith and hard work, I would recommend reading this book of you want to be uplifted and inspired to make something of your life, or if you are just a fan of dog the bounty hunter. I really liked this book! Duane "Dog" Chapman is an author with a voice, and for me, that makes the story!
It was interesting to read how Dog uses the Lord in all he does. He constantly sees the presence of the Lord in his world, and makes sure everybody (and I mean EVERYBODY!) sees or hears of it too. When he captures the fugitives, he says in the book: "It's just me and God in the backseat". For those people who have seen his show, it's totally true. He speaks from his heart, and truly believes in giving second chances, and in some cases, third, fourth, and fifth chances.
Speaking of "the ride", I was really touched how Dog shared a story about capturing a fugitive with the police, and the fugitive was dissappointed: "Dog, does this mean I'm not gonna get my ride? I've waited two weeks to get to ride with the Dog!" Dog was touched, and surprised to find that being caught by "The Dog" was actually a cool thing in prision. It was a mark that put one criminal above another. Dog was honestly surprised at how respected he is among the people he catches, and he did give a ride to the man he caught.
My other favorite part of this book was how much Dog wrote about his wife Beth. She is his rock, it is evident in his show, and even more so in the book. He admits he wouldn't be doing what he is doing without her, and probably wouldn't have gotten out of all the scrapes he's gotten into without her. Beth is pretty kickass, I respect her so much more now that I've learned about her from Dog's perspective.
Okay, okay, I have another interesting thing to add here too. I really liked Dog's ideas about how to change the criminal justice system. He suggests a fine for most first time offenses, and if a person committs more than one offense, the fine increases. He uses the example of car thieves. First time, they pay #5,000. Second time, it's $10,000. Third time, it's $15,000, and so on. He thinks if we hit criminals where it really hurtstheir walletsthey'll start thinking: "I've gotten caught so many times before, is it really worth the money I'll have to pay to steal thsi car?" I say it's worth a shot! I wish lawmakers/police would see this too, but I suppose he'll just have to keep championing his cause.
I really liked this book, and I'm looking forward to reading the next book from The Dog! Considered to be the world’s best bounty hunter (and I happen to agree), Duane “Dog” Chapman lays out in this book his ways of catching fugitives, the mistakes he’s made in his life, his capture of Andrew Lustre in Mexico then finding himself in jail over it. I believe that incident took a huge toll on Dog and one he’ll never forget. I think it was terribly unfair that he was not awarded the $300,000 dollars for Lustre’s capture.
Dog is a deeply spiritual man who loves God, Beth and the rest of his family. Nothing else is closer to him in his life and his sincerity is genuine.
Dog understands the criminal’s minds and the way they work and think as he himself was a criminal, spending time in Huntsville prison in Texas. He understands what makes them tick, what gets their goat, which buttons to push when on a bounty and trying to locate the scum that skipped his bond. You need to remember that Dog himself was once a drug addict and on the wrong side of the law. Dog has seen it all and done it all and although he only has a Grade 7 education, he is an extremely intelligent man who is worldly and knowledgeable about so, so many things.
Dog beat the strong odds against him by busting out of his drug addicted, gangbanger, prisoner ways and became a man to be look up to and admired. He has a huge fan base from around the world and people flock to meet him, they know deep in their hearts that he is a sincere man who deeply feels every word he says. The advice he gives his jumps when he captures them is real and authentic. Dog is the man of “second chances”!
I would highly recommend this book to everyone, you’ll be surprised at the man you’re about to meet in this novel. If you had a negative perception of Dog previous to this novel, I can almost guarantee that pretty much everyone who chooses to read this WILL change their minds.
All the best Dog, keep on keeping the streets safe!