A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 25, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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"An action-packed, uplifting, exceed-your-dreams thrill ride." -Associated Press

Chris Jericho has been named one of the top ten best wrestlers in the world and was crowned the first undisputed heavyweight champion in professional wrestling history. But his journey from Alberta, Canada, to Vince McMahon's WWE is a story that may never, ever happen again.

From leaving home at nineteen and training in the infamous Hart Dungeon; to dealing with his mother's devastating injury; to becoming a national heartthrob in Mexico, a local hero in Germany, and a hated villain in Japan; to his big break in the WCW; Chris shares both the poignant and the hilarious moments of his life. With never-before-heard insights into the highly political backstage machinations of the wrestling business during the 1990s, this is Lion Heart rising from small-town dreamer to big-time superstar, living and loving in foreign lands, and proving that dreams can come true.

 

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User Review  - thoughtbox - LibraryThing

He's no Mick Foley, but Chris Jericho can definitely write (and wrestle, I suppose). A wide-ranging biography — from a geographic and emotional perspective — you get a front-row seat to the rise ... Read full review

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User Review  - JediDad - Borders

OMG Chris Jericho has written the best wrestling bio book of all time (sorry Mick Foley). He honest no holds barred personal account of his strange journey to the WWE is both hilarious and impossible to put down. Read full review

Contents

COVER
PART ONE WINNIPEG
THE OBVIOUS TRANSITION FROM
ROB BENOIT
IRON WILL
HOW TO DRINK LIKE A WRESTLER
PROPER CRACKBUYING ETIQUETTE
MY NAME IS CHRIS
TRUE TO THE CREW
STRANGE KENTUCKY PEOPLE
AINT YOU SUPPOSED TO BE A FAMOUS WRESTLER?
MY WHITE WHALE
PART SEVEN JAPAN
DONALDO MAKUDONALDO
THE DOM DELUISE OF WRESTLING
PRAY FOR BLOOD

THE WORST BALLHUGGERS EVER
THE GOAT
AN EMBARRASSING WAY TO
CORAZON DE POLLO
HALCION BOWLING
WHEN YOU LOSE A BROTHER
PART FIVE GERMANY
THE TRIANGLE OF DECADENCE
THE JERICHO CURSE
THERES SOMETHING ABOUT JERICHO
MY FIRST FELONY
PART SIX KNOXVILLE
AINT NO PARTY LIKE A WALMART PARTY
WRESTLE AND ROMANCE
YASKY
THE WHITE URKEL
THE LOVELY LADS
YOULL NEVER WORK IN JAPAN AGAIN
CALGARY KIDS
KENNY AND DOLLY
PART EIGHT PHILADELPHIA
PRETTY BOYS WERE CRUCIFIED
CAN YOU DIG
THE GOLDEN TICKET
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Chris Jericho lives in Los Angeles and Florida. He has been named one of the 50 greatest wrestlers of all time by the WWE.

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