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SLAM! Wrestling Book Reviews

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Adventures in Larryland!
Larry Zbyszko
ECW Press, 2008

Adam Copeland on Edge
Adam "Edge" Copeland
WWE Books, 2004
A Lion's Tale: Around The World In Spandex
Chris Jericho with Peter Thomas Fornatale
Grand Central Publishing, 2007
À la semaine prochaine, si Dieu le veut!
Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hébert
 
Libre expression, 2013
Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life
Michael Krugman
WWE Books, 2009
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend
Box Brown
First Second Books, 2014
Animal
George "The Animal" Steele with Jim Evans
Triumph Books, 2013

Are We There Yet?: Tales from the Never-Ending Travels of WWE Superstars
Robert Caprio
WWE Books, 2005
 
Assassin: The Man Behind the Mask
Joe Hamilton with Scott Teal
Crowbar Press, 2006
 
Atlas: Too Much...Too Soon
Tony Atlas with Scott Teal
Crowbar Press, 2010
Bang Your Head! The real story of The Missing Link
Meredith Renwick and Dewey Robertson
ECW Press, 2006
Banner Days: The Life of Pro Wrestling Legend Penny Banner
Penny Banner and Gerry Hostetler
Self-published, 2004
A Battle Royal in the Sky: The Life and Death of Wrestling's 100 Greatest Gods and Gimmicks
Jon Chattman and Rich Tarantino
Triumph Books, 2013
 
Beer, Blood, and Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling
Bob Calhoun
ECW Press, 2008

Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport
Steven Johnson, Heath McCoy, Irvin Muchnick and Greg Oliver
ECW Press, 2007
The Best Of DragonKing Press Newsletter
Karl Stern
Dragonking Press, 2003
 
The Best of Times: Jerry Jarrett's Story
Jerry Jarrett with Mark James
CreateSpace, 2011
"Big" Bill Anderson Remembers ... His Fallen Friends of Wrestling
Bill Anderson

Self-published, 2013
"Big" Bill Anderson Remembers...The School of Wrestling!
Bill Anderson

Self-published, 2010
Black Stars of Professional Wrestling
Julian L. D. Shabazz
Awesome Records, 1999
 
Blakwidow: My First Year as a Professional Wrestler
Amanda Storm
ECW Press, 2000
Blood Red Turns Dollar Green
Paul O'Brien
CreateSpace, 2013

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green, Vol. 2
Paul O'Brien
CreateSpace, 2013

Body Slams!: In-Your-Face Insults from the World of Pro Wrestling
Glenn Liebman
McGraw-Hill, 2001
 
Bodyslams! Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman
Gary Michael Cappetta
Little Br Ltd., 2000
Booker T: From Prison to Promise; Life Before the Squared Circle
Booker T Huffman with Andrew William Wright
Medallion Press Inc., 2012
Brisco: The Life and Times of National Collegiate and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco
Jack Brisco and William Murdock
Culture House Books, 2004
Brisco: The Life and Times of National Collegiate and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco
Jack Brisco and William Murdock

Crowbar Press, 2013
Brody: The Triumph and Tragedy of Wrestling's Rebel
Barbara Goodish and Larry Matysik
ECW Press, 2007
Bruiser Brody
Emerson Murray
Crowbar Press, 2007
Bruno Sammartino: An Autobiography of Wrestling's Living Legend
Bruno Sammartino with Paul McCollough and Bob Michelucci
Imagine Inc., 1990
The Buzz on Professional Wrestling
Scott Keith
Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2001
Captain Lou Albano: Often Imitated and Never Duplicated
Lou Albano and Philip Varriale
Gean Publishing, 2008
 
The Central Canadian Professional Wrestling Almanac
Vern May
Canadian Wrestle-Media, 1999
 
Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life's Wrestling Matches
Steve Anderson and Bobby Heenan
Sports Publishing, 2004
Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story
Eddie Guerrero with Michael Krugman
WWE Books, 2005
Chokehold: Pro Wrestling's Real Mayhem Outside the Ring
Jim Wilson and Welden T. Johnson
Xlibris, 2002
Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death
Irvin Muchnick
ECW Press, 2009
Chyna: If They Only Knew
Joanie Laurer with Michael Angeli
ReganBooks, 2001
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pro Wrestling
Lou Albano, Bert Randolph Sugar and Roger Dodge Woodson
Alpha Books, 1999
 
Countdown to Lockdown
Mick Foley
Grand Central Publishing, 2010
The Cowboy and the Cross -- The Bill Watts Story: Rebellion, Wrestling, and Redemption
Bill Watts and Scott Williams
 
ECW Press, 2006
Controversy Creates Cash
Eric Bischoff with Jeremy Roberts
WWE Books, 2006
Cracking the Theft Rings: the Story of a Cop at the Port of Halifax
Billy Taylor with Andrew Safer
 
Frontlist Publishing, 2008
Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness
Dustin Rhodes
WWE Books, 2010
Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination and Survival
Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman
William Morrow, 2011
The Death of WCW
Bryan Alvarez and R.D. Reynolds
ECW Press, 2004
Deepak Massand: An Autobiography
Deepak Massand
2007
Divas Uncovered
Michael McAvennie
WWE Books, 2005
 
Drawing Heat
Jim Freedman
 
Crowbar Press, 2010
Dusty: Reflections of an American Dream
Dusty Rhodes with Howard Brody
Sports Publishing, 2005
 
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
Chris Hedges
Nation Books, 2009
 
Every Man Has His Price
Ted Dibiase
Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 1998
Fais-le Saigner
Jean-Paul Sarault
Les Editions Logiques, Inc., 1993

The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time: The Definitive Shoot
Larry Matysik
ECW Press, 2013
Fighting Girls: the novel
Thomas Edward
BookSurge Publishing, 2005
 
Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling
Mick Foley
ReganBooks, 2001
A Fool for Old School....Wrestling That Is
Richard Berger
Lulu, 2009

Forgiven: One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification
Vince Russo
ECW Press, 2005
Fritz Von Erich: Master of the Iron Claw
Ron G. Mullinax
Hats Off Books, 2005
Gertrude the Great
Trisa Laughlin; illustrations by Jill Thompson

Self-published, 2012
Goal Dust: The Warm and Candid Memoirs of a Pioneer Black Athlete and Actor
Woody Strode and Sam Young
Madison Books, 1990
Gordon Solie ... Something Left Behind
Pamela Allyn, Robert Allyn and Gordon Solie
Florida Media Inc., 2005
Gorgeous George: The Outrageous Bad-Boy Wrestler Who Created American Pop Culture
John Capouya
Florida Media Inc., 2005

The Grapple Manual: Heroes and Villians from the Golden Age of World Wrestling
Rob Cope and Kendo Nagasaki
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005
 
Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madman
Lynn "The Grappler" Denton and Joe Vithayathil
Throwback Press, 2014
Grappling Glory: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Wrestling & Rassling
Ross Bernstein
Nodin Press, 2004
Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story
Jim Duggan and Scott E. Williams
Triumph Books, 2012
The Hardcore Diaries
Mick Foley
WWE Books, 2007
Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW
Scott E. Williams
Sports Publishing, 2006
 
The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story
Bob Holly with Ross Williams
ECW Press, 2013
The Hard Way
Don Fargo with Scott Teal
 
Crowbar Press, 2014
Hardy Boyz - Exist 2 Inspire
Matt & Jeff Hardy, with Michael Krugman
WWE Books, 2003
Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
Mick Foley
ReganBooks, 1999
Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (paperback)
Mick Foley
ReganBooks, 2000
Headquarters
Mike Quackenbush
Self-published, 2001
Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story
Aaron Feigenbaum and Shawn Michaels
WWE Books 2005
Hey Boy! Where'd you get them ears? 55 Years in Pro Wrestling'
Paul Boesch
Minuteman Press, 2002
Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling
Bret Hart
Random House, 2007
Hot Shots and High Spots: George Napolitano's Amazing Pictoral History of Wrestling's Greatest Stars
George Napolitano

ECW Press, 2011
How Dr. Death Became Dr. Life
Steve Williams with Tom Caiazzo
Sports Publishing, 2007
Hulk Hogan: My Life Outside the Ring
Hulk Hogan with Mark Dagostino
St. Martin's Press, 2009
"I Ain't No Pig Farmer!" The story of an old-school pro wrestling promoter
Dean Silverstone with Scott Teal

Crowbar Press, 2014
If You Don't Want the Answer, Don't Ask the Question
Bill Dundee with Mark James

Self-published, 2012
I'm Next: The Strange Journey of America's Most Unlikely Superhero
Bill Goldberg with Steve Goldberg
Crown Publishers, 2000
Inside Out: How Corporate America Destroyed Professional Wrestling
Ole Anderson with Scott Teal
Crowbar Press, 2004
In the Pit with Piper
Roddy Piper and Robert Picarello
Berkley Trade, 2002
It's Good to Be the King...Sometimes
Jerry Lawler with Doug Ashville
WWE Books, 2002
It's Only Wrestling: Everyone's Guide to Professional Grunt and Groan
Dr. Don Dawson, Peter J. Maurin, and Ken Phillips
Shooting Star Press, 1996
 
It's True! It's True!
Kurt Angle with John Harper
HarperCollins, 2001
"Is That Wrestling Fake?" The Bear Facts
Ivan Koloff with Scott Teal
Crowbar Press, 2007
Johnny Rougeau
Johnny Rougeau
Les Editions Quebecor, 1983
Journey Into Darkness: The Unauthorized History of Kane
Michael Chiappetta
WWE Books, 2005
The Kids' Guide to Pro Wrestling
Sean Stewart Price
Edge Books: Kids' Guides, 2011

Killer Pics: A Collection of Images from a Pro-Wrestling Legend
Walter "Killer" Kowalski
Colin White & Laurie Boucke, 2001
The King of New Orleans: How the Junkyard Dog Became Professional Wrestling's First Black Superstar
Greg Klein
ECW Press, 2012
King of the Ring: The Harley Race Story
Harley Race with Gerry Tritz
Sports Publishing, 2004
The Last Outlaw
Stan Hansen and Scott Teal
Crowbar Press, 2011
Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers
Tim Hornbaker
Sports Publishing, 2012
Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks
Freddie Blassie and Keith Elliot Greenberg
WWE Books, 2003
Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D. - The Reality of Amy Dumas
Amy Dumas and Michael Krugman
WWE Books, 2003
The Lost Art of Tag Team Wrestling
Todd Roberg
CreateSpace, 2012
 
Mad Dogs, Midgets, and Screw Jobs: The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Professional Wrestling
Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hebert
ECW Press, 2013
The Main Event: The Moves and Muscle of Pro Wrestling
Patrick Jones
Spectacular Sports, 2013
Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s
Brian Shields
WWE Books, 2006
 
Masked Decisions: The Triangular Life of Dick 'The Destroyer' 'Doctor X' Beyer; From American Athlete to International Icon
Vincent Evans with Dick Beyer
Vince Evans, 2011
Masters of the Ring
Andrew Maurer, James Hislope and Brian Steward
Master Comics, 2001
 
Memphis Wrestling History Presents 1982
Mark James
CreateSpace, 2010
 
Memphis Wrestling History: Cards, Matches, Results & Newspaper Clippings Vol. 1
Mark James
Self-published via Lulu.com, 2007
 
Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos
Mick Foley
ReganBooks, 2000
Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Memories
Mike Mooneyham

Crowbar Press, 2013
The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette 25th Anniversary Scrapbook
Jim Cornette with Tim Ash
2009
Minnesota's Golden Age of Wrestling from Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors
George Schire
MHS Press, 2010

Missy Hyatt: First Lady Wrestling
Missy Hyatt with Mark Goldblatt and Charles Salzberg
ECW Press, 2001
Mondo Lucha A Go-Go
Dan Madigan
Rayo/ HarperCollins Canada / Harper Trade, 2007
Mouth of the South: The Jimmy Hart Story
Jimmy Hart
ECW Press, 2004
My Favorite Match
Jon Robinson
WWE Books, 2012

My Life in Wrestling: With a Little Help from My Friends
Gary Hart with Philip Varriale
GEAN Publishing, 2009
Mysteries of Wrestling: Solved
Adam Kleinberg and Adam Nudelman
ECW Press, 2005
 
National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling
Tim Hornbaker
ECW Press, 2007
 
NIKITA: A Tale of the Ring and Redemption
Nikita Koloff as told to William Murdock
Crowbar Press, 2012
 
No Beard The Pirate
Kris Pavone (a.k.a. Caylen Croft)
Mascot Books, 2014
 
Oklahoma Shooter: The Dan Hodge Story
Mike Chapman
Culture House Books, 2009
Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling
Heath McCoy
CanWest Books, 2005
Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling
Heath McCoy

ECW Press, 2007
Parts Unknown: Wrestling, Gimmicks and Other Works
Michael Holmes
Insomniac Press, 2004
 
Pin Me, Pay Me, Have Boots Will Travel
Bobby Blaze Smedley
CreateSpace, 2013
Pioneers of Professional Wrestling: 1860-1899
Tim Corvin
Archway Publishing, 2014

Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider
Bill Mercer
Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007
Professional Wrestling Collectibles
Kristian Pope and Ray Webbe Jr.
Krause Publications, 2000
Pro Wrestling Greats
Ann Weil
Capstone Press, 2011

Professional Wrestling Intellectual
Joseph Babinsack Jr.
CreateSpace, 2009

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians
Greg Oliver
ECW Press, 2003
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels
Steven Johnson and Greg Oliver

ECW Press, 2007
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams
Steven Johnson and Greg Oliver
ECW Press, 2005

Pure Dynamite
Tom Billington and Alison Coleman
Dynamite Kid Co., 1999
The Queen of the Ring: Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend
Jeff Leen
Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009
The Rassler from Renfrew
Gary Howard
General Store Publishing House, 2007
Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask
Jeremy Roberts
WWE Books, 2009
Ric Flair: To Be the Man
Ric Flair with Keith Elliot Greenberg
WWE Books, 2004
Richmond 9-5171, A Wrestling Story
Jeff Walton with Scott Walton
J.W. Enterprises, 2004
Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America
Scott M. Beekman
Praeger Publishers, 2006
 
The Rise & Fall of ECW
Thom Loverro
WWE Books, 2006
The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling
Joe "Animal" Laurinaitis with Andrew William Wright
Medallion Press, 2011
The Rock Says…The Most Electrifying Man in Sports-Entertainment
Dwayne Johnson with Joe Layden
ReganBooks, 2000
Rope Opera: How WCW Killed Vince Russo
Vince Russo
ECW Press, 2010

Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring
Jon Robinson
WWE Books, 2010

Savage 1986-2011
Nathaniel G. Moore
Anvil Press, 2013
Scooter
Mick Foley
Knopf, 2005
The Sheikh of Baghdad: An Iraqi Celebrity Athlete's Pro Wrestling Adventures
Adnan Alkaissy with Ross Bernstein
Triumph Books, 2005
Shooters: The Toughest Men in Professional Wresting
Jonathan Snowden
ECW Press, 2012
Slammin': Wrestling's Greatest Heroes & Villains
David Hofstede
ECW Press, 1999
 
Slamthology
John Lister
Adlibbed Ltd, 2005
 
Slaphappy: Pride, Prejudice and Professional Wrestling
Thomas Hackett
 
HarperCollins Canada, 2006
Smarten Up! Say It Right
B. Brian Blair
Kayfabe Publishing Company, 2001
The Solie Chronicles: The Life and Times of Gordon Solie
Robert Allyn with Pamela Allyn and Scott Teal
 
Crowbar Press, 2009
So You Want To Be A Pro Wrestler (And Other Ways To Get A Job In Wrestling)
Bill Banks
Self-published via Lulu.com, 2007
 
Sputnik, Masked Men, and Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling
Ron Hall
Shangri-La Projects, 2010
 
The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling
David Shoemaker
Gotham, 2013
 
Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling
Nicholas Sammond
Duke University Press, 2005
 
The Stone Cold Truth
Steve Austin, Dennis Brent and Jim Ross
WWE Books, 2003
Straight From The Hart
Bruce Hart
ECW Press, 2011
The Story of the Development of the NWATNA: A New Concept in Pay-Per-View Programming
Jerry Jarrett
Trafford Publishing, 2004
The Strap: A Complete History of Sam Muchnick's Missouri State Championship
Roger Deem

Crowbar Press, 2013
Super Fan
Jeff Gottesfeld
Grosset And Dunlap, 2011

Superstar Billy Graham : Tangled Ropes
Billy Graham and Keith Elliot Greenberg
WWE Books, 2006
Swimming with Piranhas: Surviving the Politics of Professional Wrestling
Howard Brody
ECW Press, 2009

Tales From a Dirt Road
Dirty Dutch Mantell

2011
Ted DiBiase: The Million Dollar Man
Ted DiBiase with Tom Caiazzo
WWE Books, 2008
Tell Me To My Face
Angelo Mosca with Steve Milton
Lulu, 2011
Ten Pounds of Gold
Dick Bourne with Dave Millican
Createspace, 2009, 2012
 
Terry Funk: More Than Just Hardcore
Terry Funk and Scott E. Williams
 
Sports Publishing, 2005
The Third Man: My Life And Times Inside The Ring And Out
James Beard
2014
 
This Saturday Night II: Return To The Cobo
Dave Burzynski
2012 Arena Publishing Inc.
 
Tietam Brown
Mick Foley
Knopf, 2003
Tito Santana's Tales from the Ring
Tito Santana with Tom Caiazzo
 
Sports Publishing LLC, 2008
The Three Count: My Life in Stripes as a WWE Referee
Jimmy Korderas
 
ECW Press, 2013
Tributes II: Remembering More of the World's Greatest Professional Wrestlers
Dave Meltzer
Sports Publishing, 2004
Tributes: Remembering some of the World's Greatest Wrestlers
Dave Meltzer
Stewart House Publishing, 2001
Two Falls, Two Submissions or a Knockout
Al Marquette
Parrs Wood Press, 2004
 
The Unauthorized History of DX
Triple H and Shawn Michaels, with Aaron Williams
WWE Books, 2009
Under The Mat: Inside Wrestling's Greatest Family
Diana Hart with Kirstie McLellan
Fenn Publishing Company Ltd., 2001
Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps
Chris Jericho with Peter Thomas Fornatale
Grand Central Publishing, 2011
Une vie de chien dans un monde fous
Mad Dog Vachon with Louis Chantigny
Guérin Littérature, 1988
The Von Erichs: A Family Album
Kirk Dooley
Taylor Publishing, 1987
 
Walking a Golden Mile
William Regal with Neil Chandler
WWE Books, 2005
WANTED: For True Lies and Alibis - The Blackjack Mulligan Story
Blackjack Mulligan with Steve Buchanan
2008
When I Shot Good Guys and Bad Guys (Who Wrestled at the Cow Palace)
Jim Fitzpatrick
Arena Publishing, 2008

The World According to Dutch
Dirty Dutch Mantell
2009
World Wrestling Insanity: The Rise and Fall of a Family Empire
James Guttman
ECW Press, 2006
The WrestleCrap Book of Lists
R.D. Reynolds and Blade Braxton
ECW Press, 2003

WrestleCrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling
Randy Baer and R.D. Reynolds
ECW Press, 2003
Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls" From McMahon to McMahon
James J. Dillon with Scott Teal and Philip Varriale
Crowbar Press, 2005
WrestleMania: The Official Insider's Story
Basil V. Devito Jr. and Joe Layden
ReganBooks, 2001
 
Wrestling at the Chase: The Inside Story of Sam Muchnick and the Legends of Professional Wrestling
Larry Matysik
ECW Press, 2005
Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal
Irvin Muchnick
ECW Press, 2007
 
Wrestling Reality -- The Life And Mind of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling's Gay Superstar
Chris Kanyon & Ryan Clark
ECW Press, 2011
Wrestling Title Histories, Fourth Edition
Royal Duncan and Gary Will
Archeus Communications, 2000
Wrestling: A Pictorial History
David Hofstede
ECW Press, 2001

Wrestling's 101 Strangest Matches
Oliver Hurley
Pitch Publishing Ltd., 2010

Wrestling's Heels and Heroes: An In-Depth Look at Wrestling's Cheats and Champions, Masters and Miscreants
Robert Picarello
Berkley Trade, 2001

Wrestling in Akron: Images on Sports
Dale Pierce
Arcadia Publishing, 2013

Wrestling in the Canadian West
Vance Nevada
Crowbar Press, 2009

Wrestling's One-Ring Circus: The Death of the World Wrestling Federation
Scott Keith
Citadel Press, 2004
Wrestling's Sinking Ship: What Happens To An Industry With No Competition
Ian Hamilton
Lulu.com, 2006
Wrestling With The Devil
Lex Luger and John D. Hollis
Tyndale House, 2013
Wrestling The Hulk: My Life Against The Ropes
Linda Hogan
William Morrow, 2011
Wrestling with the Truth
Bruno Lauer (Downtown Bruno, Harvey Wippleman)
Crowbar Press, 2008

The WWE Championship
Kevin Sullivan
WWE Books, 2010

WWE Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to World Wrestling Entertainment
 
WWE Books, 2009
WWE 50: Celebrating 50 years of Sports Entertainment
Kevin Sullivan
WWE Books, 2013

WWE Legends
Brian Solomon
WWE Books, 2006