You Can Run But You Can't Hide: Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter

You Can Run But You Can t Hide Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter By the evidence of this memoir Duane Dog Chapman has never experienced a dull moment He has brawled with motorcycle gangs been arrested times for armed robbery served time on a murder rap fathered

  • Title: You Can Run But You Can't Hide: Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Author: Duane "Dog" Chapman
  • ISBN: 8580001450445
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Hardcover
  • By the evidence of this memoir, Duane Dog Chapman has never experienced a dull moment He has brawled with motorcycle gangs been arrested 18 times for armed robbery served time on a murder rap fathered a dozen children and, oh yes, bagged than 6,000 criminal fugitives Along the way, he was punched, stabbed, scratched, kicked, bit, gouged, and run down by cars.By the evidence of this memoir, Duane Dog Chapman has never experienced a dull moment He has brawled with motorcycle gangs been arrested 18 times for armed robbery served time on a murder rap fathered a dozen children and, oh yes, bagged than 6,000 criminal fugitives Along the way, he was punched, stabbed, scratched, kicked, bit, gouged, and run down by cars You Can Run but You Can t Hide delivers a riveting story.

    One thought on “You Can Run But You Can't Hide: Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter”

    1. I enjoyed this book b/c I *love* Dog and his family (I know, I'm a dork). It wasn't prize-winning literature by any means, but it was very interesting.

    2. There is a picture of Dog about midway through his book, a picture of Dog adorned in white, with his long flowing hair standing with his preacher Tim Storey on a canoe as he makes his way to meet Beth on their wedding day in 2006. This picture epitomizes Dog as I believe he sees himself as a kind of avenging righteous angel or the reincarnation of Jesus.p the myth as he would have us believe is certainly bigger than the man. There is another chapter or should I say capture described in great det [...]

    3. Luckily for me the book is a fast read or I don't think I'd have finished it. It wasn't a total piece of crap like its sequel (I'll review that later today; be afraid) but it's a long way from being good, even within the in my mind not very good genre of celebrity autobiographies.This guy is not too bright. I don't know how he's managed to live as long as he has with no better judgment than he's got. Just one example: he apparently had no clue somebody was drunk at ten in the morning even though [...]

    4. wow what a book and what an interestingly unique man. I have watched his show and seeing what he does and how he does it and I must say I am still baffled by what bounty hunting really entails. I never really understood the high risk that is involved with this profession until reading his book and watching his show. Which at first I thought the show was kind of a quack but now after reading his book I'm inclined to think that he has a very genuine person and as long as you treat him with respect [...]

    5. Yes, I read a book about Dog the Bounty Hunter. What can I say? He's lived a strange, crazy life, but he owns it.

    6. Duane starts off as a religious kid who is beaten frequently by his father and is unhappy that the school has done nothing to protect him. This is when the daily beatings and being bullied at school lead him into the worst side of being a gang member, starting with glue sniffing, stealing and housebreaking. It is when he joins a biker gang that the drugs and violence follow along with a career as a boxer in bars and other underground venues. His relationships with the women in his life spiral ou [...]

    7. Story Description:Chronicling a 25-year career of capturing more than 6,000 fugitives--as well as starring in his own reality show on A&E--Chapman reveals his violent and inspirational journey in this extraordinary "New York Times"-bestselling memoir, all told with his trademark bravado.My Review:Duane “Dog” Chapman has led an unbelievable life. Many times he was destitute, feeding his kids’ cat food, living on food stamps, and welfare. Somehow he always managed to pull himself up by t [...]

    8. I appreciated the honesty of this book and its down to earth look at the reality of some individuals' lives so often candy-coated and swept under the spiritual carpet by others professing a Christian faith. Dog's candor is commendable.Having worked in adult and youth corrections in the USA and abroad, I have witnessed the personal struggles some folks face who have literally grown up in a different world than their charge-card-attained middle class counterparts. Some `fish' caught take more time [...]

    9. I think that Dog has gained a lot of criticism and bashing for writing this book but the fact he isn't a professional writer can easily be over looked. It isn't a fiction crime novel or some thriller that grips you to the edge of your toes. Its a Biography. Dogs Biography. His life wasn't one that stemmed from sweet smelling flowers, it came from gritty heart breaking real life experiences. Duane and Beth Chapman have both had very rough lives but they don't use that as an excuse or use it for s [...]

    10. Well what can i say about this book this book was very good from beninning to end it's all about his life from a teenager and to now and how about he got done for murder even though he did'nt do anything he still went to prison and how he tired to get that bloke andrew luster for months on end and he got his man in the end but he was the one who ended up in the mexico prsion all beacuse he went after the most wanted man in america and it's all about his kids two how two of them died that was ver [...]

    11. I loved this book! It was sooooo cool to see how much stuff Duane "The Dog" Chapman had to go through in his life. Honestly, I wish I could sit down with him sometime and pick his brain-he's seen some serious stuff! I love his show of course, and now I get to love him as a person. The best part was how the Lord helped Dog through all his rough times. Dog really had to trust in His help, not just on himself. D-o-g, stands for G-o-d, which was a nickname he earned because of his faith. That is awe [...]

    12. Dog has admittedly led a very interesting life. His rise from the low-life to the high-life is very admirable and when you view him on his TV Reality series he is interesting, charismatic and even addicting to watch. The problem is that Dog is no writer. His memoir comes off preachy and forced. While it's interesting to get the back ground on his life, Mr. Duane Chapman should have stuck to being the DOG on TV and hired a writer for his memoirs.

    13. A candid, nothing held back account about the author's life, in his own words. If you have a case of hero worship of the author, I would not recommend this book, for you will learn that he is just another human being, with flaws and faults, and often times very bad decision-making skills. I guess he could be compared to David in the Holy Bible, with flaws and imperfections but a man after God's own heart. The author honestly shares his daily struggles to live life as an honest man, seeking to do [...]

    14. It was interesting to learn more about Dog. However, he claimed he had a meaner (Dog) side and then a softer family side (Duane). This story was more Dog-focused. I also found the way he viewed women (mainly as sex objects) problematic for me. It did not mesh well with the Christian he always claimed to be.

    15. Good read, informativeThis filled in a lot blank spots for me. I liked it showed a more real dog. Good luck dog

    16. From my blog Reading Mom! readingmom07.wordpress/"I spent the first twenty-three years of my life on the wrong side of the law. For most of my childhood, I ran with gangs and bikers. The only thing I knew about the law was how to break it. I got pretty good at that. It took a murder-one conviction to make me decide to change my life from committing crime to fighting it. It might seem strange that a man with my criminal past is so passionately concerned with what happens to the victims of crime. [...]

    17. Dog the Bounty Hunter! That’s right! Whilst drowning my sorrows in the Social Sciences section of my local bookstore, my eyes caught sight off the Dog. All I could think to myself was, ‘I have GOT to read this.’Most people know Duane Chapman as the guy on TV, the one who chases after fugitives. I’ve been an avid watcher of the show myself for quite some time. However, there is much more too him than most people think, and certainly more than one might believe after just a quick glance at [...]

    18. Have you seen "DTBH" on TV? Do you like it? Have you heard of Duane "The Dog" Chapman? If you answered yes to any of those questions then this is the book for you. Not a big fan? Never heard of him? Stop reading this review and watch a few episodes first. At first my expectations were pretty low for this book. I thought there would be wall-to-wall stories about close-calls over his career or difficult bounties (there are a few) and not much else. While this isn't on par with Lech Walesa's powerf [...]

    19. I love Dog the Bounty Hunter on A&E. My family and I have watched it often. One thing that I thought was odd in the show, however, was Dog's horrible language when capturing a suspect, and then holding hands with his family and praying after the bust. It seemed like two different people. In fact, James 3:11 in the Bible says it this way, "Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?" The implication is, of course, no.Well, if you think that sort of thing was prevalent in th [...]

    20. Non-Fiction - MemoirDuane "Dog" Chapman, star of A&E TV's "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has quite a hair-raising and amazing life story.A 7th grade drop out, in his early teens he turned to drugs, crime, and joined a biker group which committed crimes for thrills and money.This is a wart-and-all memoir most of his life has been chaotic and very difficult, most of it because of his drug use and bad decisions.He met some amazing people after his release from prison in his early 20's (for being at t [...]

    21. For a long time, the A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter has been a favorite guilty pleasure of mine, so there was no way I was going to pass it up when going through the biographies at my library. After watching the show I've always wanted to know the the full stories behind all the little snapshots you get of the mullet-wearing bounty hunter's life. A seventh grade dropout, Chapman found himself on the wrong side of the law early in life, eventually spending some time in a biker gang, and event [...]

    22. Back in March of 2013, while I was recuperating from a mastectomy and preparing to start chemotherapy for breast cancer, I got hooked on watching "Dog the Bounty Hunter" on A&E. And now, every weekday morning, from 6-8 AM, my family knows that that's what will be on my television. I was looking something up about the Chapman family this past April 2014, and discovered that Dog himself had written two books, and that Lyssa Chapman had written a book about herself, so I set out to buy and read [...]

    23. He can hunt but he can't write well. I received this book as a gift and, God help me, I actually read it. Dog has taken self-aggrandizement to a level only Dog could adequately describe. The book provides interesting facts on Dog's early life and tribulations and factoids about his current life. One sentence has him walking next to God, the next has him providing some dirtbag or outlaw biker a come to Jesus moment through threat or intimidation. If even 10% of this book is actually true then Mr. [...]

    24. A very interesting read, though not the most well-written book I've read. Of course, the mediocre writing didn't prevent me from enjoying this book; you can kind of hear Dog telling the story as you read. I didn't know much about Dog aside from what's shown on his TV show, but wow, now that I've read this, I am just astounded by how far he's come and how much of a turnaround he's made in his life. This is the kind of tale that I think would be very inspirational to a lot of people who've made a [...]

    25. It's a must for unashamed Dog fans who won't feel guilty about this light-as-a-feather comfort read.Although flagrantly inconsistent and incomplete, the story presented was outrageous and fascinating. Emblematic of this, Duane audaciously likens him and Beth to Bonnie & Clyde, insofar that the whole town was stunned "they're back". Added to this is the inspiration that Dog exudes in places, more concentrated than on his tv shows. Alongside simple religious ideals are the Dog's drive and soli [...]

    26. I have mixed reviews about this book. On the one hand it is a good story on how to change your life around even in the worst circumstances. On the other the way it is written really makes Dog out to be a douchebag. I don't know if they vetted the manuscript before agreeing to publication but they should've gone over it better. For one thing the ghostwriter isn't very good. He keeps going between fiction and non-fiction for the tone and he repeats himself alot.But more than that, Dog speaks alot [...]

    27. Although I was a fan of Dog the Bounty Hunter back in the day, I actually read this book as research for a pesky book SNI. I liked the fact that it told the life story of Dog, and it was really in his wordsdidn't reek of a ghost writer. There were times during his rough and tumble biker days, I could have used a little less of his commentary on the women he slept with well as how much he liked to describe his wife, Beth's, boobs, lol. A big aspect of the book was the Andrew Luster capture in Mex [...]

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