The Stone Cold Truth
Simon and Schuster, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
He's wrestled under many names, "Stunning" Steve Austin™, The Ringmaster, he even wrestled for a time under his own name, Steve Williams. But to fans he is and will always be Stone Cold Steve Austin™. The wrestler with the f-u attitude, the working-class guy who stood up his boss, a multimillionaire, and told him where he could put it. His quick wit and colorful use of language combined with his everyman character captured the hearts of fans worldwide and rewrote the dynamics of professional wrestling forever.
Steve grew up in a small town in Texas, one of four boys, who were fondly called by their parents the "Williams gang." Always a fan of wrestling, Steve seized the chance to study wrestling at a school in Dallas. His ability to take the bumps and hard falls required by his new profession, and his never-say-die attitude, connected him with the fans and his fellow wrestlers. His capricious firing by the WCW™, World Championship Wrestling®, lead to his being hired by World Wrestling Entertainment™.
However, it was Steve's own ability inside the ring and his quick-witted responses that led to his becoming one of the most popular WWE Superstars™ of all time. With the creation of the Stone Cold character, Steve's popularity expanded exponentially. It seemed nothing could stop the Texas Rattlesnake, except himself. In 2001 Steve's life seemed to spiral out of control and he walked away from it all. Now, with his triumphant return to the world of professional wrestling, he is finally ready to tell his story, his way.
The Stone Cold Truth is an unvarnished take on his life, his loves, and his days as a wrestler told in a way that only he could, and you know it's the truth " 'cause Stone Cold says so!"
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Virago77 - LibraryThing
Fabulous book for anyone who wants insight into the man Steve Williams and the Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin. It's funny, serious, kinda pulls at the heart strings in places, and to me it seems very ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JEldredge - LibraryThing
As much of an impact as Stone Cold made on the pro wrestling world, his biography was not so entertaining. I enjoyed reading about his life and struggles to get to the WWF, but it read too much like a ... Read full review