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Hart's account of his professional wrestling career is almost literally blow-by-blow, with detailed descriptions of the choreography of many of his most prominent matches in the former World Wrestling Foundation and the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling. (And, yes, he freely admits that the outcomes are determined in advance, while the wrestlers work out the actual moves for themselves.) To hear him tell it, everybody hailed him as the best damn worker in the business, a storyteller with the comparative artistry of a De Niro. But the manipulative schemes of WWF head Vince McMahon (and several of his colleagues) kept Hart from reaching his full potential as a champion until injuries sidelined him for good. The memoir goes deep into Hart's family history—his father was one of the pioneers of the Canadian pro wrestling circuit, and his brothers and brothers-in-law followed him into the business. Wrestling fans will eat up all the backstage drama, but even those who don't care for the shows should be impressed by Hart's meticulous eye for telling detail—the bittersweet story that results is simultaneously a celebration and an exposé. 32 pages of photos. (Oct. 8)
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“Bret Hart is the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be.”
“Bret Hart still makes me believe that wrestling is good.”
From the Hardcover edition.
As noted, very detailed. In some ways, somewhat of a slow start. But there is no other wrestling book like this. The details, the wiring, the history behind it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. Kang
This book was absolutely what I expected it to be. Great stories and all around a great autobiography. Quality of the book wasn't the best but wasn't bad at all. Thank you.Published on April 19 2013 by Shayan Minhas
Bret does not hold back. So many great stories and awesome memories. If you like, '90's wrestling, you have to read this book.Published on Feb. 25 2013 by Nate
Its an excellent book. I've finished just over 300 pages so far and also flipped through with bits of the personal obstacles and Hart rivalry until the very end and I don't want to... Read morePublished on May 20 2010 by Dominic Z. Joseph
Very good, very long.
Comes off a little bitter as he often does, but overall a very enjoyable read!
This book is the most honest, open and sometimes surprising wrestling bio of them all. Hart's gut wrenching, no holds barred story is one that you will not be able to put down once... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2007 by Vincent D. Exp
I read on average 3 books per week. Many non-fiction and biographies, memoirs, true accounts, etc. This book is extremely well written and told by someone who has been in the... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2007 by Joni F. Bourque