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You Can Run but You Can't Hide

The Life and Times of Dog the Bounty Hunter

by Duane Chapman

You Can Run but You Can't Hide by Duane Chapman X
You Can Run but You Can't Hide by Duane Chapman
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2007
    336 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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Dog spent the first twenty-three years of his life on the wrong side of the law. In You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide, he offers an inside look at his days as a gang member; his dark years of addiction and abuse; and how serving eighteen months in prison for a murder he didn’t commit helped him recommit to his faith. He also shares stories of some of his most dangerous bounty hunts -- including his capture of Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster, which made international headlines.

In You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide, Dog recounts his incredible story, chronicling his journey from his onetime criminal past to the guiding faith that has led him to become one of the most successful bounty hunters in American history. Against all odds, Dog turned his life around and went from ex-con to American icon in the process. This is his story.

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Louise J

An Honest Look at the "Dog"
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 the bootstraps and climb out of whatever dark hole he was in. At times he was so down and at times ready to give up but his faith in God kept him going.

He cared deeply for his mother and loved her deeply and never wanted to disappoint her but like all children, he did disappoint her at times. However, her unconditional love for her son shone through every bad thing he ever did.

It’s no secret that the Dog loved his woman and he was quite explicit in telling of his forays with the many, many women he had in his life and is proud of the fact that he has fathered 12 children with different women. Underneath the scary looks, the bad dude image, Duane “Dog” Chapman is a family man at heart who cares for and loves his family beyond measure. There is nothing more important to him than his wife, Beth, and all their children.

This was an honest look at a man who himself admits to making a lot of mistakes in his life but the difference is, he learned from those mistakes. The fugitives he captures today always get a second chance with the “Dog”. This was a very interesting read to say the least.

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