jesse james american outlaw Jesse James on memoir 'American Outlaw': 'I have started my life over'Jesse James, the West Coast Choppers and “Monster Garage” celebrity who lost his marriage to America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock by having an affair with Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, is speaking out about the scandal in People this week.

“Everything got ripped to shreds. I was at my breaking point,” says James. He spent 30 days in rehab at Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona, which he writes about in his new memoir, “American Outlaw.” It also reveals his abusive childhood and life of shame and anger.

“I always felt out of place my whole life. I never felt successful, never felt I deserved anything,” James says. “I’m moving forward, thinking clearly and becoming a better person … I have started my life over.”

He also tells People that baby Louis, the adopted son he and Bullock were raising in secret before the scandal came to light, will not be in the memoir. “Talking about Louis almost felt too intimate. He is so sweet and I miss him,” says James.

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