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Booker T: From Prison to Promise: Life Before the Squared Circle Hardcover – August 1, 2012
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About the Author
Andrew William Wright, a Jersey Shore based producer and award winning author, produced both The Hardy Show (featuring Matt and Jeff Hardy) and RVD TV (with Rob Van Dam) internet and DVD series and has written for several New Jersey newspapers, including specialty features and high school sports for both The Ocean County Observer and the Asbury Park Press.
His first book which began production with Medallion in 2009, The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling”, coauthored with WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Joe Animal” Laurinaitis and released in 2011, is one of Medallion’s most popular and best selling titles of all time, reaching number one on Amazon.com three separate times and led to a major publication release in Japan.
Wright’s second autobiography, Booker T: From Prison To Promise”, penned alongside current WWE Superstar and Hall of Famer Booker T. Huffman and released in 2012, not only became an Amazon bestseller as well, but won the bronze Independent Publisher Book Award in 2013. This success prompted an immediate follow up, Booker T: My Rise To Wrestling Royalty”, which will hit all major retail outlets in late 2014.
Top Customer Reviews
He admits to everything and accepts his faults\.
He may sound like a total moron on the microphone but I think that is just for show because when it comes to writing he held my attention the whole time. Great stuff! He should be very proud of himself!
Sadly, like so many families back then and now, the Huffman family went through some serious losses and there is a part in the book where you can feel the despair, the hopelessness and fear of having to face harsh realities at such a young age. I felt many times throughout the book as if I was reliving parts of my own. Booker T does not sugar coat his biography like most celebrities do in their books. He owns his mistakes, he makes no excuses and accepts what he did and he tries to let the reader know to avoid his mistakes.
The book is uplifting but you have to stay with him to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. I urge any interested or curious readers who are looking for a good book, this is it. Mr. Huffman takes you inside the mind of a troubled young man who had the deck stacked against him and made some bad decisions but at the end, found redemption and hope.
I had the pleasure of meeting Booker T last year, he is gracious and humble. While it is easy to let fame and fortune go to your head, I can truly understand why he is so grounded. I encourage everyone to walk a mile in his shoes, I promise you, whether you are a wrestling fan, this book will not let you down.
Mr. Huffman pulls no punches in telling his story. His story is compelling, in and of itself. And we, the readers of this book, owe him total respect for not hiding where he came from on his way to where he is today. I understand that he has written a sequel picking up where this book left off. I took forward to reading more about this remarkable gentleman.
Reading about how Booker T came up was interesting as well as captivating. Who would have ever guessed this man went through so much to achieve the success he's accomplished.
It took me 2-3 days to finish this as I was drawn to it every free second of my day.
Only problem, it ends right when his career jumps off in the WCW. So you got to get the next book to read about his WCW experiences in which I will be doing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. I hav always loved watching Booker T in the ring. To hear what he went through getting there was inspiring.Published 5 months ago by Andrew S. McDonald
It's a shame that there were so many sections where Booker just recapped matches without even giving much background and were honestly difficult to read as they became very... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
from a simple african american professional wrestler to a legend.
the rags to riches story of this scissors kick pioneer is very inspiring. thanks king booker!
it is a good honest book he tells all about his young life and all the trouble he got into after his mothers death. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Earlene Garnitz