Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling Hardcover – Oct 16 2007
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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.”
About the Author
Though Bret Hart is now retired from wrestling, he is recognized around the world as one of pro wrestling’s all time greats. In 2006 he was inducted into both the WWE Hall of Fame and the Geroge Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. His appeal also transcends pro wrestling; Hart was voted one of the top fifty Canadians of all time in the CBC’s Greatest Canadians series. He recently completed a cross-Canada tour reprising his role as The Genie in Aladdin.See all Product Description
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The tone is narrative and makes a good read for a Hitman fan, who can correlate to the moments watching the angles on the ring. It adds a lot of genuineness since Hart has a professional Wrestling legacy behind him and understands Wrestling pretty well -- what works, what does not. Lots of interesting insight on working some of the best story-lines in the Hitman's career.
Thanks Bret for giving me someone I could look up to in my life !
He also talks about a lot of funny/interesting stories about the various characters he knew. Plenty of stuff about other people too, you'll learn surprising backstage stuff about a variety of wrestlers in here. Bret is also honest about his own flaws. Sex, Drugs, Steroids and Pain Killers. I'm a pretty knowledgeable Bret fan and there was lots of stuff in here that I didn't know. There was some tiny bits of information he wrote about in various columns and revealed in shoot interviews he left out, but none of it is really that important. Still, it's damn near 600 pages so you won't be disappointed.
As a Bret Hart fan, I could not ask for a more complete or entertaining book than Bret's autobiography. Oftentimes with wrestlers, there is the tendency to exaggerate, to highlight only the positives and hide the negative, or blame someone else for them, but Bret doesn't do that. On the contrary, this is the most honest book I've ever read. Bret doesn't try to defend himself, hide what he feels he did wrong or blame others for his mistakes. In the book, Bret admits to constantly cheating on his wife, to taking drugs, steroids and painkillers. He talks at length about his time in the WWF, in the WCW, on his life after wrestling and also on his childhood and his dysfunctional family, no stone is left unturned, no subject is deemed taboo and no punches are pulled. Simply put, this is a wrestling's fan bible, a book that can never be beat, equaled. This book is simply put, the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be, as far as wrestlers' autobiographies are concerned.
A must read!
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this as a gift for my husband who is a huge fan of Bret's and it did not disappoint!!!Published 3 months ago by Candice
I grew up watching Bret Hart wrestle. I knew all about him in the ring. After reading this book I now feel I know him as a man. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mark
Bret Hart is an incredible story teller. I use to live in Red Deer and read his write ups in the Calgary Sun all the time this book discusses in great detail the event's in his... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Douglas W. Keller
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 on March 6 2014 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