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Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story Hardcover – October 22, 2012

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About the Author

Jimmy Snuka is a semiretired Fijian professional wrestler and actor who competed for several promotions in the 1970s and 1980s. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having been a two-time—and becoming the very first—ECW Heavyweight Champion. He lives in Atco, New Jersey. Jon Chattman is is the author of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, a regular contributor to HuffingtonPost.com, and the founder of the celebrity interview and music site www.thecheappop.com. He has written for the New York Post, TV Guide, Ultimate Marvel Magazine, and Wizard. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the World Wrestling Federation’s biggest stars of the 1980s and 1990s and is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He later starred in World Championship Wrestling. He lives in Aloha, Oregon. Mick Foley is the author of the genre-defining New York Times bestsellers Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling and Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. He has wrestled professionally for more than 15 years, was a three-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion, and currently wrestles on Total Nonstop Action (TNA). He lives on Long Island in New York.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books; 1St Edition edition (October 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600787584
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600787584
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Salome on April 16, 2013
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This book was written in bad Snuka lingo.
IF you know anything about this guy you will spot all the contradictions and some of it is just absurd.
The chapter about the mysterious death of Nancy Argentino is total fiction if you look into the old newspaper reports and other
articles you will see the police reports that are non-fiction and actual fact and not at all even close to the stories Snuka is telling about these incidents. The whole book was close to made up bad wrestling hype.
There were so many blurbs from other people popping up in every chapter it was distracting.
What happened here? Did the authors get mixed up between the reality a true biography has and this book that read like a half truthful
fictional self promotion?
If you have this book burn it and move on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reader on August 12, 2013
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While this is a good book on the life and times of Jimmy Snuka, it doesn't really shed any major light or peel back too many layers of the business. Interesting info on his limited education and his crazy lifestyle but again, it seems very surface rather than digging deep. A must for super fans but it lacks real depth for hardcore fans of the wrestling business Brudda!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 5, 2013
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This is one version of events. You can tell that in interviews and the book the truth isn't being full told by the Superfly. It covers his career and the Nancy Argentino death but not in the way you want. answers still left unanswered and many more questions. Get the Follow up book by Mushnick and hear what I believe is truth!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shaun Worcester on June 26, 2013
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I got into wrestling after Jimmy 's prime, but have seen lots of highlights over the years. What a great wrestler! I enjoyed reading about his life in the ring. But it was had to follow the timeline at times, and could have done without all the "brides"s and boasting of his affairs.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jay M. Snyder on September 1, 2013
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Poorly written. Difficult to even follow. I feel that I simply contributed to a retirement fund. You are welcome Jimmy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Seth on February 23, 2013
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First let me state that growing up, I loved the Superfly Jimmy Snuka. During the 80's, there was no one doing what he did. The leap off of the cage in Madison Square Garden was truly awesome.

With that being said, this book, much like the Superfly's career, falls just short. The Superfly off of the cage onto Don Muraco was beyond cool - but he didn't win the belt. This book was a fun read - but it's not championship material. Why? Was he not capable of soaring beyond the competition? Sure he was. But his personal life was horrific. The book is short and simple, much like the man himself. Once you've reached the Madison Square Garden midway through the book, you wonder where it could go from there. The answer? Nowhere...just like his career.

I would feel sorry for him, but truthfully, upon reading about his life, I lost sympathy. He makes excuse after excuse about why he drank, why he cheated on his wife, why he physically assaulted (but not too badly, mind you!?), why he gave his children little time or attention. Rather than read the book and fall in love with the man as I did when I was a child, I was disgusted by the man. With each page, my childhood hero became someone that I would not associate with if I knew him personally. He may have been friendly enough, but he totally lacks in moral character.

For these reasons, the book was just okay. (By the way, if you like the word "Brudda", you'll be happy to know that he pretty much ends every sentence with it. It drove me crazy after the first chapter.) He was so close to championship gold - but he refused to pull his life together. This book could have been chapionship gold - but like his career, and moral fiber - it just fell short.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Conrad Hoss on February 13, 2014
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Hey brudda,

The bottom line is that Jimmy Snuka is a free spirit and lives in the moment. His memory is a little fuzzy, brudda, but you know how it is when you sleep with 10,000 women, snort coke, eat steroids (no needles), smoke pot, island plants, cigarettes, and am an alcoholic.

If you grew up watching the Superfly like I did, brudda, you will learn why Jimmy left the WWF and about his family. You see the world through Jimmy's eyes, brudda.

After you read Superfly you will never think about Buddy Rogers, Hulk Hogan, or Jimmy Snuka the same, brudda. But Jimmy loves everyone and the bad stuff is water under the bridge, brudda.

I gotta be honest with you brudda, I had mixed feelings about this book. You see I used to love the Superfly in the 1980s. And when he was in the WWF in the 1990s I hated when he was a jobber, brudda. I saw the Superfly at an indy show, brudda, and he was gentle, nice, and didn't charge me for a photo and autograph, brudda, even when his handler wanted me to. That's class, brudda.

But the sex, drugs, alcohol, family abuse, and blaming the McMahons for his aborted pushes even though he no-showed, was stoned, and was 40 and 50 was too much for my mind to take. Superfly blew my mind, brudda. That's why I had to give it 3 stars, brudda. I wanted to give it 5, but Superfly is a man of too many contradictions, brudda. I have compassion, brudda, but it's too much to swallow, brudda.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By virginia eldridge on December 9, 2012
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I thought this book would be like some of the other great books of werstlers I have,But this one like Booker T's.Not enough details.Not enough stories.The best wrestlers books I have read are,Gary Hearts book,Handsom Jimmys,and Bret the Hitman Hearts.!
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