'Apart from Irish whiskey, reliable cigars, Pontiac motor automobiles, and a pistol grip child .410 shotgun with reliable load shells, what i like the main is kidnapping smartarse gangsters and taking their cash. To the human dust i've got bashed, belted, iron barred, axed, shot, stabbed, knee capped, set on fireplace and pushed to their graves, i will in simple terms quote from the motto of the French international Legion, "Je Ne Regrette Rien" ... I remorse NOTHING.'
Mark Brandon 'Chopper' learn is the son of a strict 7th Day Adventist mom and a shell-shocked former soldier who slept with a loaded gun at his aspect. Bullied in class, he grew up dreaming of revenge ('there are none so cruel as those that were proven no mercy', as he later noted). He grew to become a felony legend who terrorised drug purchasers, pimps, thieves and armed robbers at the streets and in prison – yet boasts he by no means damage an blameless member of the public.
This first quantity of Chopper's memoirs, written from within reformatory and laced along with his trademark brutal humour, tells the tale of his youth of crime – from streetfighter to standover guy, gunman to long term prisoner – and introduced his profession as a bestselling author.