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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!, March 16, 2010
This review is from: Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling (Paperback)
If you have found this book you are probably a avid pro wrestling fan. You probably have purchased dozens of wrestling related books and like myself, are somewhat of a expert on the subject. It is hard for any of us to get excited about another "Tell All" story about the life of a wrestler. There are so many of these books out there that when one FINALLY comes around with a truly different story it really should spark some interest. I found this book at a local book store and figured I would give it a chance since Howard Brody isn't a wrestler at all... He is a former promotor and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) President.

I couldn't be been more happy with my purchase. Howard has an amazing memory of his life's work. I've often wondered what it would be like working with the wrestlers and this story not only goes into detail vividly, but Howard also puts the reader right in the board room with the biggest promotors of the NWA during that time. You will hear what Bill Behrens, Dennis Coralluzzo and Tony Rumble were like behind closed doors. However, they really are tame compared to the crazy lifestyle of former UWF owner, Herb Abrams.

I guess what really made the book so special was that you could see Howard really tried to do the best job he could even at his personal expense. He was not above pointing the finger directly at himself which adds to his credibility. You will also see what a great man Hiro Matsuda really was. (Matsuda trained Hulk Hogan and Lex Luger among many others.)

I totally enjoyed this book. Howard is a terrific writer and I hope he will write some more wrestling related books. A+++ read!!

Scott Porter
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Initial post: Feb 19, 2011 8:02:27 AM PST
Scott, that's a really great review! Well written and cogent. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 8:20:24 PM PDT
Jesse Puente says:
Hey would you recommend any other wrestling books? I've read probably 20 to 30 wrestling books. You seem to like wrestling the way I do.
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