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

Dave Navarro: Don’t Try This at Home (book review)

I was a little skeptical before i started to read this book because a lot of the reviews out there said that this book didn’t make sense, or it was boring. Well those people apparently did not understand the title of this book. It is not a typical autobiography, actuallly it is not one at all. Is is exactly what the title says: A Year in the Life of Dave Navarro

The book is written in a weird way because it is mostly written from Neil Strauss perspective instead of Dave’s himself. Navarro does chime in and there are pages written by himself, but mostly the reader learns about Dave Navarro from Neil’s perpesctive.

You really get to know Navarro’s personality and what he was going through during that period. Everything is captured in a weird way by his photo booth that he has in his house, which is what this book centers around. You can see who comes in during that month through the photo strips and connect the stories to that specific person. The photos range from famous musicians, to strippers, to his maid, to just random people who happen to come by the house.

The last few chapters are about Navarro and Carmen Electra and how they met, got to know each other and eventually got married.

I wouldn’t say this is a must read, but it is for sure an interesting read if you like to know about Navarro’s drug use and rehab stint.

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Publisher: It Books
Release Date: October 5, 2004
# of Pages: 256

Lemmy Kilmister: White Line Fever (book review)

This is one of those autobiographies that is a most read! Lemmy writes with such ease and it made me feel like we were sitting in the back area of the Rainbow in an afternoon and he was telling me war stories. I wish there was an audio cd for this book spoken by Lemmy himself.

If you choose to read this book, be ready to take a ride from the beginnings of rock n roll. From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Jimi Hendrix. Lemmy has been in the music business from way before Motorhead. He was a roadie for Jimi Hendrix for sometime and knew the guys from the Beatles. Lemmy explains some things about the Beatles and the Stones that you will not expect at all.

Theres great explanation from Lemmy’s days in Hawkwind and all of the other bands he was in before forming Motorhead. I found myself laghing a lot at some of the stories from the road and all the mixture of drugs and “love” that was going on back in the day.

I wish people would hear about this book more, because it is such an underrated book, and I dont ever hear anybody talking about this book when it comes to musicians autobiographies. Hope whoever reads this review picks up a copy of this book and enjoy some really great stories about sex, rock, and rock n roll, and more sex haha.

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Publisher: Simin and Schuster
Release Date: November 4, 2002
# of Pages: 304