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Bret 'Hitman' Hart: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be Paperback – March, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Stoddart Pub (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773760954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773760950
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,881,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian on-screen personality, author, actor and retired professional and amateur wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), making appearances on its Raw brand. Throughout his career in the United States he has wrestled under the persona of Bret "Hit Man" Hart.

Hart held thirty-one championships in various promotions during his professional wrestling career, and is recognised by WWE as a seven-time World Champion.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

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2.8 out of 5 stars

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Pauline Weiss on March 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a very handsome package, with many pictures and an attractive un-wonky book design (so distracting and unnecessary in the Mankind and Rock books). But after the content expectations and standards set by the WWF autobiographies, this book disappoints.
1. The author credit is Bret Hart's, but it's written in third person--except for the reprint of Bret's Calgary Sun eulogy for his brother Owen. Roddy Piper's intro is nearly the same length as the eulogy--he should have gotten cover credit too! This book is clearly not written by Bret Hart; that he is credited is very misleading.
2. Roddy Piper writes as if wrestling is not "a work." Given the context of the Foley and Johnson books which take pains up front to explain the realities of the business, Piper's point of view is somewhat embarrassing. The body text takes a "work" tone as well, focusing more on the drama inside the ring than the enigma of the man.
3. Most jarringly, the text obviously spends a lot of time talking about Hart's classic WWF matches...but as beautifully reproduced as the photos in this book are, there are very few pictures of the WWF days...no pictures of Davey Boy Smith, his brother-in-law and the man with whom Bret had his finest match, only one picture of tag team partner Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart. It's a really HUGE gap. No pictures with his major belts. All recent photos are from WCW. It makes the book a somewhat disconcerting read, as biographies go. Clearly this is based on Bret's and Vince McMahon's emnity and that rights could not be obtained for WWF-era photos. I am sorry for that.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Screw You on April 19, 2000
Format: Paperback
I guess the most disappointing part is that the book isn't even written by Bret! I expected this book to be awesome because it was about the best wrestler of all-time, but found that it was basically a picture book about Bret's career. When I purchased the book I assumed that most if not all of the book would be written by Bret but found out that he only wrote about the last five pages which is an excerpt from the Calgary Sun Newspaper after Owen died. If you are expecting a book the calibur of 'Have a Nice Day' you are out of luck because this book isn't up to the calibur of 'GooseBumps.'
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
Folks save your money. This is not the long awaited autobiography that all Bret Hart fans have been waiting so long for. This is at best a coffee table book with some nice pictures. The book is really by Perry Lefko and Bret has contributed to it but it is NOT the book we have all been waiting for. He is in fact in the midst of writing it now during his layoff from a severe concussion.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By the future Mrs Boreanaz on March 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
I waited for months for this book to be released and now that I've got it, I have mixed feelings about it. The book itself is a large glossy thing much like an elaborate magazine. There are lots of photos throughout the book, particularly from his WCW days...in fact there are surprisingly few pictures from his 14 years with the WWF. Some of the photos appear more than once and the reader feels a little cheated. Many of the photos I had seen before at various times. There were only a handful of them (like Bret during his Stampede days) that I hadn't seen. The preface, written by Rowdy Roddy Piper (a close friend of Bret's for over 15 years) was interesting reading and revealed a couple of things I was unaware of. The remainder of the book, though, skims over an illustrious career that has spanned over 2 decades. Bret finishes the book with a section called 'Reflections Of A Big Brother' - remembering his brother, Owen. This section is taken from Bret's Calgary Sun column written on 31 May 1999 when he wrote about Owen's death. Having been a fan of Bret Hart's for 14 years, I expected more from this book. I wanted a more 'in depth' look into his life. After viewing his 1998 documentary 'Wrestling With Shadows' and hearing Bret talk about how as a child he feared his father, Stu, and thinking that every breath may have been his last while training in 'the dungeon', I was hoping for more of this sort of stuff in this book. This may sound selfish but I wanted to read about how Bret felt about living in the infamous Hart House; about when he met and married his wife, Julie; the joy his children bring him and how difficult it is to be away from them for weeks at a time; how his brother Dean's death affected him.Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Adam Geller on March 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am shocked that Bret Hart, who participated in a cutting edge, expose' such as "wrestling with shadows" would write a book that has such little substance. The book can be read in less than an hour. It has some nice pictures but Bret has virtually no behind the scenes information and pretty much glosses over his split with the WWF and his brother Owen's death. Bret is even in character at times which makes this book unfortunetly more like the kayfabe Arn Anderson book and less like Mick Foley's masterpiece. This book is definitely not the best there is, was, or ever will be.
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