Jesse James Memoir: Says He Has "Started Life Over"

Speaking about his new memoir American Outlaw, Jesse James has said he has started life over. The host of Discovery Channels Monster Garage famously split with actress Sandra Bullock last year after he had an extra-marital affair.

Jesse James, commenting on his new memoir 'American Outlaw,' has said he has "started life over" following his adultery last year, PEOPLE.com reports.

It has been just over a year since an affair cost him his marriage to Sandra Bullock and the fallout from the scandal caused chaos in his life.

"Everything got ripped to shreds. I was at my breaking point," James told PEOPLE.com.

Speaking from his home outside of Austin, Texas, James, 42, said that at the pinnacle of the crisis, a 30-day stint at Sierra Tucson treatment center in Arizona helped him cope.

As James writes in his new memoir, 'American Outlaw,' it also shed light on his abusive childhood and turbulent life tainted by anger and shame.

Mr James is the CEO of West Coast Choppers custom motorcycle outfit and host of Discovery Channel's Monster Garage.

"I always felt out of place my whole life," said James, who still felt unworthy despite his success.

He admitted, "I never felt successful, never felt I deserved anything."

Although James takes "full accountability" for his betrayal of Bullock, he isn't dwelling on past mistakes, reports PEOPLE.com.

"I'm moving forward, thinking clearly and becoming a better person. ... I have started life over."

James has recently shut down WCC and relocated his family and work to rural Texas. "I've made my world pretty small. Now I can focus on what's important: making sure [my] kids get good grades and are happy and healthy," he revealed to PEOPLE.com. One topic that was not covered in James' memoir was Louis, the adopted son James and Bullock had been raising together in secret before the scandal broke. "Talking about Louis almost felt too intimate," said James. "He is so sweet and I miss him."
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