The New York Times bestselling self-portrait of a flawed but determined Jesse James: rebel, outlaw, gearhead, artist, entrepreneur, lost son, and fiercely committed father.
Jesse James is everything you imagined him to be—and more than you ever expected.
He has led a violent life. He’s survived lower depths, faced harder times, and beaten down more private demons than most—and lived to tell his story with honesty, introspection, and humility. He’s tough as nails and riding hard through life, with plenty of wisdom to share about taking a hit and coming back up. In American Outlaw, Jesse reveals all: from his volatile upbringing and troubled relationship with his father to his wild days of car thieving and juvenile detention; from knocking heads as a rock ’n’ roll bodyguard to his destructive drinking and barroom brawling; from building an empire from the ground up to marriages marked with both happiness and gut-wrenching pain; from living inside the hottest level of paparazzi hell to rehab and making peace with his past.
Jesse James is the CEO of West Coast Choppers, a manufacturer of custom-made motorcycles. He has appeared on the reality television series Monster Garage, Jesse James Is a Dead Man, and The Celebrity Apprentice, as well as the documentary Motorcycle Mania and the video game Tony Hawk’s Underground 2.