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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby icy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:55 pm

This thread is like talking to myself :shock: :razz:. Onto this one now, Ed McMahon~For Laughing Out Loud My Life And Good Times.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby docterzaius » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:01 am

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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby RogerMeadowstailor » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:35 am

I see in that Mark Blake thread that they are all saying that it is a good book.That would be a good place for me to restart reading books again.I used to read books a lot.The last one i read was The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.Heavy stuff.I generally liked to read biogs especially auto-biogs.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby Dan Corson » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:12 pm

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon" is a pretty great read.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby Clementine » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:52 pm

"Is that it" by Bob Geldof. I think of all books Ive read this one has impressed me most.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby The Sixpence » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:27 am

Who on Earth is Tom Baker? by Tom Baker
Thanks for Nothing by Jack Dee
My Manchester United Years by Sir Bobby Charlton
My England Years by Sir Bobby Charlton
Live & Laughing by Michael McIntyre
Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling by Bret Hart
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby icy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:16 am

I recently bought the Bret book, but it was discarded before I could start it. Was it good?
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby The Sixpence » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:24 am

It was excellent. If you can get another copy do so. Probably the most honest account of any wrestler I've read.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby icy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:35 pm

Thanks, I always have my eyes peeled for another copy. I used to be quite the fan of WWF, and he was my second fav.
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby The Sixpence » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:40 am

I was lucky enough in 2000 to actually be given a guided tour around Titan Towers and the TV Studio by a friend who worked there (he was in the IT department). It was a weekend so hardly anyone was around but at the TV studio I did briefly meet the guy who wrote the wrestlers entrance themes (Jim Johnson?).
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby icy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:00 am

Awesome! My brother a few yrs back met a couple of wrestlers, for the life of me I can't remeber who they were at the moment. Not sure if you are from the UK, if so is the WWE popular over there? There was a time I rarely missed a show. Back in the days of Hogan, Piper, Savage etc.
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Rags are blowing
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I'm done with running
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby The Sixpence » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:09 am

I am in the UK< was on holiday in New York at the time and went over to Connecticut at the weekends to see my friend. Whilst in NYC we also took in a PPV at their Times Square venue where I met the Big Boss Man. I used to be a big wrestling fan up until Stone Cold Steve Austin retired. After that it has gone downhill. I still watch the odd event i.e. Wrestlemania but I'm not that fussed by it now. I think losing WCW as a competitor was to the detriment of the product and TNA are nowhere near the level WCW was in terms of challenging the WWE. Anyhow, we digress from the thread topic....
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby icy » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:25 pm

Wow, that is just so cool. PS~I have no problem with others getting off topic, I just can talk about anything/everything here...or at least I once did! I agree with what you say and btw everyone is welcome to talk about things to do with the books they read...makes for better reading IMO. Thanks for sharing :)
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Rags are blowing
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I'm done with running
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby The Sixpence » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:34 am

The only other wrestling autobiographies that comes close to Hitman is the first two Mick Foley books - Have a Nice Day and Foley Is Good. There is story in there involving Stone Cold, Kane and Foley that had me in stitches - not to spoil it but it's based on The Godfather's catchphrase of the time 'Pimpin' ain't easy'.
 
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Re: The good autobiography and biography book thread

Postby icy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:54 am

My brother just may own those 2 books, he has quite the collection of WWF/WWE stuff. I will ask him about it.
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Or how I'll be saved
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Rags are blowing
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I'm done with running
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