October 24, 2003
Lita's book an interesting R.E.A.D.
By 'Bloodthirsty' BOB KAPUR -- SLAM! Wrestling
A life-long animal lover -- indeed, the book is dedicated to her now-deceased pet dog Cody -- Dumas spent much of her time off working at animal shelters and adoption agencies. "There are a lot more important things in life than wrestling," she writes, and includes animal rights within that statement. So much so, that Dumas has even started up an organization of her own (adoreyourpets.org) to help educate people about the cause. It is this avenue, she writes, that she will undoubtedly end up in when her wrestling career comes to an end.
Of course, that should still be some time away, given that her career is still relatively young. It's that fact, perhaps, which brings to mind one of the only criticisms of the book: clearly, given her limited years in the sport, Dumas couldn't possibly tell as interesting a life story as, say, Mick Foley did in his autobiographical offerings. However, that being said, Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D. - The Reality of Amy Dumas is still an interesting read. It offers an honest and unapologetic look at the real life story of one of wrestling's most popular current stars. And, even if you're not a fan of the Lita character, is still worth picking up.
'Bloodthirsty' Bob Kapur remains hopeful that WWE will ask him some
day to write
the Big Boss Man's biography.