- Paperback: 238 pages
- Publisher: Imagine; y First edition edition (July 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0911137149
- ISBN-13: 978-0911137149
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,146,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bruno Sammartino: An Autobiography of Wrestling's Living Legend y First edition Edition
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Moving on, this is a happy read - most especially to the "baby boomer" who may have wondered if The Champ was doing well, in his retirement. It's a good story and is particularly interesting when Sammartino speaks of his son, almost stubbornly seeking a full wrestling career.
The book is loaded with photos, personal and professional. Takes me way back to Sr. Vince McMahon and Saturday TV matches. (Were they four hours?). I'm always thinking back to a match sometime in 1964, at the Teaneck Armory, in Teaneck, New Jersey. Sammartino versus Monsoon. I can still see - and I still can't believe it - Bruno lifting over his head, the 357 pound man from Manchuria who ended up outside the ring and on his back.
And just like a book on Monsoon I recently bought, there is no "time line" or handy lists...of anything. If a reader out there knows that date in 1964, I'd be obliged!
I think what I liked most about the book was the way it was written...I've read many many autobiographies of athletes since I was old enough to read...most times, what I read didn't quite match up with who I was reading about...in this case, it was almost like I could hear Bruno reading the book to me...if that makes any sense...I guess what I am trying to say is that the grace, class and humility I've heard from Bruno all my life was reflected in this book.
Although no one will ever mistake me for Bruno, I am very proud of the things we have in common....the same initials, Italian heritage, love of weightlifting, and the fact that we both have 3 sons .
I will definitely read this book again...it brought back so many great memories of my childhood...the book could have been 1,000 pages long and I would have read it with the same enjoyment on the 1000th page as I did on the 1st.
Hardcore wrestling fans will love to read this book and newer (and younger) fans should be introduced to one of the all-time greats who wrestled in supremacy through the 60's and 70's (one of the longest running WWF champs of all-time)