Chris Jericho: The Best in the World (book review)

I have never been a big fan of wrestling, but i came across this book at Barnes and Noble for 50% off and bonus, it was a signed copy as well.

I wont post a looong review because this is a long book and i just want to touch on some of the main stories.

Jericho is an awesome story teller! You will not be bored with this book and won’t want to put it down. There are so many behind the scenes stories about the WWE and his travels around the world, both with the WWE and his band Fozzy.

Throughtout the book i was laughing the whole way. I wont spoil it for you, but his story in the nightclub about meeting Ne-yo and “Tee-yo” had me rolling! You’ll just have to get the book to read about those stories.

Jericho gives the complete truth about his wrestling career and his comeback to WWE. He talks about his feud in the ring with Shawn Michaels and some of the other big names in the wrestling industry like HHH, John Cena, The Great Khali, and many many others.

Thjs was such a fun read that i got Jericho’s two previous books “A Lion’s Tale” and “Undisputed” and i plan to review those soon in the near future, so stay on the look for those reviews!

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Publisher: Gotham
Release Date: October 14, 2014
# of Pages: 432

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Book Review and Winner of the Book Giveaway.

So this time around I bring you a review of Don Henry Jr’s Contrabando. A book about an american drug smuggler from Texas who smuggled a lot of drugs between Mexico and the US.

I thought that this book was going to be more exciting than what it really was given the title asnd the subtitle, but was i wrong. Ford gives you a boring introduction and continues to bore you for almost two thirds of the book. Only the last 3rd of the book or so was really good.

For someone who supposedly smuggled tons of drugs, he seemed to never have any money, i found that odd. Don does talks to us of how he was raised in the farm and gives us a behind the scenes look into Mexico. That was the best part of this book, getting to hear about the mountains of Mexico and how people really live in those isolated towns.

Good book if youd like to get an insight look at how to smuggle drugs, in case you are into that lol.

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Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Release Date: October 1, 2004
# of Pages: 240

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And now to announce the winner of the Metallica book Giveaway

Winner is: Marissa Bergen (please respond to my comment on your page to arrange everything) if no reply within 24 hrs i will choose another winner.

Thanks to DaCapo Press once again for providing the book.

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Book Giveaway (details inside)

I been long overdue for a book giveaway. Basically i wanted to do this to say thank you to those of you who follow and enjoy my little book reviews.

Thanks to DaCapo Press for providing the book i will be giving away. The book is: Into the Black: the Inside Story of Metallica 1991-2014.

I will select a random winner on Friday 1/16. I will contact them via their blog email to arrange shipping. Shipping will be free within the US, all you have to do is enter the contest to win.

There is only one rule to enter this contest:

Just LIKE this Post and you are automatically entered.

Sharing this post is not required, but the more people who like it, the more often i will be doing this giveaways. Thanks for looking and good luck everyone!

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Jeremy Spencer: Death Punch’d (book review)

Death Punch’d is the autobiography of Five Finger Death Punch’s drummer Jeremy Spencer. A really amazing and truly inspiring story for anybody who is a struggling addict or musician trying to make it in the music business.

Jeremy Spencer brings us a very unique book. Each chapter is a different era of his life. One chapter he talks about his present, while the next one he talks about growing up, and so forth and so on. So each chapter you have a nice balance of past and present.

Jeremy makes no excuses for and is brutally honest about his drug abuse. He was clean and sober for 15 years before he met a certain girl and thats where it all went down hill. He started back in his old ways of using drugs and alcohol in deadly amounts.

Throughtout the book there are many stories about FFDP from forming the band to all the debauchery that goes on tour. If you buy this book just for the FFDP stories you will be dissapointed because Jeremy’s story is much more than just being in his band. You get to know how he moved to California a few times to try to make big in a band. Without giving much away, he was in a country band and even tried synth pop.

Jeremy went through a lot in his early life and it all paid off at the end. This was one of the funniest, down to earth books ive read in a while.

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Publisher: Dey Street Bokks
Release Date: September 2, 2014
# of Pages: 320

Craig Glazer: The King of Sting (book review)

I have been a little behind on book review, all due to end of the year work. I am back now and hopefully writing this reviews a little more often.

Craig Glazet was just a teenager when he setup a drug deal but he got robbed. After that he goes on the run all over the country setting up fake drug deals just so he could sting the drug dealers, and trying to get back at the guy who stung him first. The book is a little confusing at times because you can get lost in all the details.

Throughout the book Glaxer says that he stings the dealers because they are bad people, but he has a plan. If he gets busted he tell the police that he was doing it to be some kind of hero and those people needed to be arrested. Once again is a little confusing so pardon me.

There is a period for a little while where Glazer and his partner Woodbeck worked for the FBI, which only added to his ego, and he felt invincible during that time because he had a badge. His story telling feels like a movie straight out of Hollywood, and maybe it had to do with him trying to sell his lifestory so that it could be made into a movie.

This wasnt a bad boom at all, but a lot of his stories felt to me like they were made up. Get you a copy and be the judge 🙂

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Publisher: Skyhorse
Release Date: July 17, 2008
# of Pages: 304