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A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex [Mass Market Paperback]

Chris Jericho
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Oct. 1 2008
A New York Times bestseller, WWE World Champion Chris Jericho's autobiography charts his path from small-town Canadian kid to big time World Wrestling Federation star.

Chris is the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the WWE and WCW, and has been named one of the fifty greatest wrestlers of all time. In A Lion's Tale, he dishes the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Lance Storm to become a major superstar.

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about one of the best in the business April 29 2014
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This autobiography focuses on Jericho's beginnings, from the cold gyms of Manitoba to his debut interrupting The Rock on Monday Night Raw. Great anecdotes about his time in Mexico, Japan, ECW and WCW, and even though the book had a "ghost writer", the Jericoholics will appreciate the author's wit and honesty., akin to the character he portrays in the ring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read Dec 11 2013
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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
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2.0 out of 5 stars Book Nov. 12 2012
By Austin
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book came in great shape minor tear on the spine but it's all good came really quick the next book I buy I'm just gonna have to go to these guys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Y2J, A True Man of Letters! Nov. 16 2007
Format:Hardcover
A very compelling read!! Jericho's book is very entertaining, and a delight to own.
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.
Get this book!!
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