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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Chris Jericho is the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the WWE and WCW, and has been called one of the fifty greatest wrestlers of all time. Now retired, he is writing his memoir, telling the story of his journey from wrestling school in Canada to his time in leagues in Mexico and Japan to his big break in the WCW. He'll dish the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Chris Benoit and Lance Storm to become a major superstar.
 

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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

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User Review  - Stephen Janetzki - Borders

I've always been a Jerichoholic and was expecting big things from this autobiography of his life and career before the WWE. However, WWE autobiographies tend to be hit and miss and I held my breath ... Read full review

Contents

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

BODY SLAMS BISCUITS AND BIBLES
MATH FOR HINDUS
PART TWO GALGARY
THE OBVIOUS TRANSITION FROM ARCHERY TO WRESTLING
I WOULDVE SIGNED AWAY MY UNIT
ROB BENOIT
PART THREE WICHITA AND ELSEWHERE
IRON WILL
THE PIED PIPER OF PONOKA
HOW TO DRINK LIKE A WRESTLER
PROPER CRACKBUYING ETIQUETTE
A HOT DOG AND A GLASS OF ORANGE JUICE
MY NAME IS CHRIS
PART FOUR MEXICO
THE WORST BALLHUGGERS EVER
TOILET WATER IS TOILET WATER
THE GOAT
AN EMBARRASSING WAY TO
CORAZONDE POLLO CHAPTER 19 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
PART NINE ATLANTA
DOOMED FROM THE START
BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
INDIAN CASTE SYSTEM
CHRIS BIGALOW ORIENTAL GIGOLO
THIS IS SHOW BUSINESS BABY
CONSPIRACY VICTIM
CRUISERWEIGHT PURGATORY
DWARFBERG
NO TICKEE NO LAUNDRY
SHE WAS MY DENSITY
PART TEN NEW YORK NEW YORK
TIME TO RACK
ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
THE CLOCK HITS ZERO TONIGHT REQUIEM
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Christopher Keith "Chris" Irvine was born November 9, 1970 and is better known by the ring name Chris Jericho. He is a professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is currently signed to WWE, and is also known for his time in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He is known for his over-the-top, rock star persona dubbed "The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla". Jericho has won 30 championships between WWE, WCW, and ECW the three most prominent American promotions in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is credited as being the first Undisputed WWF Champion. He is also the fourth WWE Grand Slam Champion and is currently the only Grand Slam Champion to have held every title in WWE. Aside from wrestling, Jericho is the lead vocalist of the band Fozzy. His songs include: All That Remains, Chasing the Grail, and Sin and Bones. In 2014 his book, The Best in the World, At What I Have No Idea, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Pete Fornatale is an award-winning broadcaster who has been a fixture on the New York City radio scene for the past forty years. The author of Simon and Garfunkel's"Bookends", he can currently be heard on in the New York area on WFUV radio's Mixed Bag.

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