This is the first in a series of books by wrestler/rocker/funnyman Chris Jericho. The second book is Undisputed and the third one is The Best in the World (which i reviewed a few weeks back)
This book cover Jericho’s life up to 2000. Chris Jericho takes you on a journey from Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, and the US. Its a heartfelt story to see how he never gave up and the things he had to go through in life to be a better wrestler and person.
Each part of the book covers a different country Jericho traveled to. Its full of hilarious stories and Y2J’s sense of humor is a unique one. If you get his humor then you will definately enjoy this book.
I highly recommend reading this book before getting into Undisputed (which i will review next) and The Best in the World. I made the mistake of reading The Best in the World first and even though the books are not really in chronological order, i still wish i wouldve started with this one.
Anyways, get this book and you wont be dissapointed with the hilarity of Jericho’s story tellling.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: October 25, 2007
# of Pages: 432
Alex James is the bass player of the brit pop band Blur. Alex writing is not your typical autobiography style, it is more like a collection of stories from the road. However that doesnt take away from being an interesting book.
I first bought this book because i heard about all of his drug use and how he was the drunkest band member, but Alex doesnt really talk a lot about that. It was a bit dissapointing because even in the sleeve of the book it says all of that, but really you barely read about drugs, mostly just drunken nights.
A. James does go into a lot of details of how they recorded their albums and how some of their biggest hits came to be in about 15 minutes (i know is stereotypical, every band’s biggest hits are written in 20 minutes or less). Strange enough he wrote very little about Song 2, which was odd considering thats perhaps their biggest hit. Along his journey Alex will take from his hometown, to New York, to Australia, to Iceland. The best part of this book is getting to read how the band formed and how they struggled in the beggining.
There are also 3 different section of pictures, so that was cool because youd read a little bit and before you got bored with reading, bam! a section of pictures.
Overall it was a cool book if you’d like to know a bit more about Blur, but dont expect a book to keep you on the edge.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Release Date: April 1, 2008
# of Pages: 288