A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex Mass Market Paperback – Oct 1 2008
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From Publishers Weekly
This funny, insightful and compulsively readable autobiography by professional wrestling superstar Lion Heart Jericho matches fellow wrestler Mick Foley's bestselling Have a Nice Day! Jericho reached international stardom after joining the media juggernaut World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly WWF) in 1999, but this book neglects his many accomplishments since then, such as his legendary same-night defeat of wrestling powerhouses the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin to become the WWE's first undisputed heavyweight champion. Instead, Jericho recounts the fascinating story of his early years—in effect, a short history of world wrestling trends since 1960—from his brutal early training in his native Canada through finally being invited to join the WWE. Jericho ignores or glosses over controversial topics like steroid use, preferring to keep things light and cheery. His hilarious and detailed descriptions of his many bouts, especially his 1995 calling card match in Japan before 10,000 fans, will leave readers hoping for a sequel. (Oct. 25)
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'So charming and funny is Chris Jericho's journey from body-slammingly painful naivety to worldly wrestling champ, that his memoirs will leave cynics finding time for a private read.' GQ --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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Intrigue and hilarity abound throughout as Chris Jericho -- the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah!! -- tells his life story as only he could, in true Y2J fashion; absolutely hilarious prose, and profound insights into the human conditio...er, um...frankly shocking, mostly unseen and nearly inexplicable aspects of his life-experience as a burgeoning-to-mega-superstar in big-time pro wrestling.
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Beginning from when he was a young boy and watching wrestling, right up to when he finally signed with the WWF, (which was a great moment) he tells some classic stories. It was great to learn about when he wrestled in Mexico and Japan, because alot of the matches he speaks of you can find on YouTube, so it makes it that much more intriguing to watch them after reading about it. I really couldn't get enough, and as cliche' as it is to say, I could not put the book down. I've heard that he is going to be writing another one, which is only proper, as you will find after reading it.
Anyhow, a really interesting read, especially for anyone that is familiar with Chris, as well as any long time wrestling fan.
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Funny, witty, great story telling, you will enjoy it if you're a fan.Published 1 month ago by Ricky L.
This book was fantastic, an in depth look into chris Jericho's rise to superstardom as he pursue's his dream of reaching the pinnacle of the wrestling business.Published 5 months ago by alex martin
it only took me 3 hours all together to read this book. I just couldnt put it down.
If your a fan, you have to read this