Hulk Hogan, born Terry Bollea, burst onto the professional wrestling scene in the late seventies and went on to become a world wrestling champion many times over. From humble beginnings, this giant of a man escaped a pre-ordained life of dock and construction work in Port Tampa, Florida, to become one of the most recognizable celebrities on the planet. He did it through sheer will, grit, determination, and a drive to always go over the top and do more than what others thought possible. From the outside, his story was one of a charmed life – he was at the top of his career, had a wonderful and loving family, and a lifelong fan base who worshipped him. Of course he had his up and downs – including hints of steroid abuse and his falling out with WWE and Vince McMahon – but it’s been the last two years that have tested Hogan more than any other in his lifetime. In 2007, while riding the success of his reality show, Hogan Knows Best, his son Nick was involved in a tragic car accident that left his best friend in critical condition. Then Linda, his wife, left him after 23 years of marriage, his beloved daughter Brooke blamed him for the breakup and his son went to jail. The tabloid media had a field day. The sudden turmoil and tragedy surrounding Hogan took its toll. He fell into a deep depression, seeing no way out, until one fateful phone call. In My Life Outside the Ring, Hogan will unabashedly recount these events, revealing how his new found clarity steadied him during the most difficult match of his life – and how he emerged from the battle feeling stronger than ever before.
My Life with The Third Man in the Ring by Barbara Stolfi Maggio tells the story of the author's life with her father, a celebrated professional fight referee, a member of a Boxing Hall of Fame, a bookmaker, a mob associate, a bon vivant, and a memorable New York character. The story also encompasses her love-hate relationship with her glamorous but volatile mother. This heart-rending tale will provide insight into the world of boxing in the 30's, 40's and 50's, bookmaking, bootlegging, Prohibition, alcoholism, organized crime's influence into boxing, the underworld's overlord of boxing, mob treachery, Mommy Dearest relationship, child abuse, breast cancer, family estrangement, and reconciliation. This is a New York Story that must be told.
The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
Author: Shawn Michaels
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Wrestling for My Life, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels shares from his heart about the highs and lows of his life inside the WWE. Included are some never-before-shared stories and an intimate look into his career as well as stories of hunting, family, and faith. With millions of fans, Michaels had adulation and all the attention he could ask for, but he discovered there was something more. When he became a committed Christian during his years in the WWE it had to affect everything. Michaels reveals what it is like to be a man of faith in this unusual world and shares insights for all of us.
Milwaukee-native Chris Multerer wrestled for more than a decade, starting in 1978, on professional circuits around the United States. As a “job man,” Multerer made the superstars of wrestling, such as Mad Dog Vachon and Hulk Hogan, shine. In cities around the country, thousands of screaming fans cheered when their favorite wrestlers pinned and punished Multerer in a variety of painful ways. In Job Man, Multerer, along with his friend Larry Widen, shows what life was like for wrestlers outside the spotlight. Long nights on the road, thoughtful takes on some the biggest personalities in the business, and, perhaps most of all, a love for the sport, are as much a part of Multerer’s revealing and remarkable story as his time in the ring.
Described by The Guardian as providing 'high-grade entertainment', Brendan Sheerin has acquired fans in their millions, young and old alike, through his enthusiastic, cordial and comical role as the tour guide on Channel 4's runaway hit reality show Coach Trip. Packed full of laugh-out-loud tales described in Brendan's unique voice, this warm, funny and very down-to-earth book will charm fans the world over. Brendan has been a professional tour guide for more than thirty years. Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, he spent his childhood summers with his family in Ireland - and his life travelling the globe, finally settling in Malaga, Spain. From stories about Brendan's childhood through to the mishaps and mayhem of life on the show and how he felt finding fame in his fifties, A Coach Trip Adventure is as entertaining and enjoyable as the man himself.