really feelin this.. have you ever read "Confessions of a Yakuza"?sounds interesting im going to have to read this book
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.