sounds interesting im going to have to read this bookreally feelin this.. have you ever read "Confessions of a Yakuza"?
One of the Yakuza bosses tells his whole life story from 13yo to his doctor while he's on his death bed. The doctor wrote everything down and made it into a book after.. dude's life was absolutely crazy. Steals one of the other boss' wife, they run away for a few years, realize they can't run forever. Dude goes back to Edo, into the restaurant of the other boss, sits down next to him and cuts his pinky off. He's a boss again the next day.
Book's like $10 on Amazon.