"Well-observed and sharply funny. [Calhoun's] characterizations nicely communicate the wrestlers' addiction to performance and risk-taking in and out of the ring." Slam! Sports
"Calhoun's reflections on his time in ISW make you feel as though you are ringside. . . . His insightful social commentary adds an unexpected dimension as well, enlightening outsiders to San Francisco's rich history and extremely unique culture." Ottawa XPress
"Calhoun intricately traces the developmental trajectory of [Incredibly Strange Wrestling] . . . the book gives readers a look at a formerly shadowed part of non-mainstream culture. Highly recommended." Recommended Readings, Butler University
"This book was like candyI could not stop eating it up. . . . A great read." Maximum Rock & Roll
The Count was a master of the microphone and he really put together a great read.
I lived in San Francisco during the era that this book covers and worked at The Transmission Theater as a bartender for many of Incredibly Strange Wrestling's shows.
This is a great read, and a great ride, through a world that otherwise you'd never get to see.
Calhoun is a great storyteller. His years spent in wrestling sound like a great adventure.Published 1 month ago by Fonfara
I think the biggest complaint about the book is he left out how it all started and jumped right to 5 years after it already existed . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barrie Evans
You don't have to be an Incredibly Strange Wrestling fan to appreciate this book. Calhoun's anecdotes from the bizarre underground world that was ISW are hilarious enough on their... Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by CARL NICOLARI
I will confess that I only first bought this because Bob Calhoun had been a buddy of mine some 25 years back. Read morePublished on March 27, 2009 by Douglas E. Maier
I can't count the number of pro-wrestling related books I've read in recent years - well into the dozens - but I can name the most enjoyable: "Beer, Blood & Cornmeal! Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Daniel Boyd
I read this book because i try and read all wrestling boxing, and MMA books. I decided to give it a shot. What a mistake. Read morePublished on October 13, 2008 by D.B.K