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  1. Mad Dog: The Maurice Vachon Story is currently on sale for $4.99 on Kindle. I really liked Bertrand H├ębert's Patterson book, so this should be good too.
  2. I guess I was tracking this in ereaderiq.com, because I got a notification today that it's free. Do Not Try This At Home: A Cautionary Tale About Wrestling by Christopher Holley (Author), Kabita Studios (Illustrator) It's a children's book about wrestling. Looks like fun! You need a tablet to read it though - a regular B&W e-ink Kindle won't work. Note: Scroll down past the Kindle Unlimited "read for free" button and click on the button under $0.00. Not sure how long the freebie will last. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KOPXRZK/
  3. Pat Laprade's book Sisterhood of the Squared Circle is $2.99 on Kindle. The last time it was this price, the deal was already dead by the time ereaderiq.com notified me, so it might not last long. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01M5IK3DQ Note: I haven't read it, but at this price, it was an easy buy for me.
  4. How is the David Shoemaker book The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling? It's currently on sale for $4.99 on Kindle, which is its lowest price to date, according to ereaderiq.com. I really liked the author's articles on Deadspin, but is this more of an overview of wrestling history? I'm kind of burned out on those (and I still have The Comic Book History of Professional Wrestling to read anyway). https://smile.amazon.com/Squared-Circle-Death-Professional-Wrestling-ebook/dp/B008BM4MN0/
  5. The Mildred Burke book Queen of the Ring is currently $1.99 on Kindle. https://smile.amazon.com/Queen-Ring-Muscles-Diamonds-American-ebook/dp/B008UX348O/
  6. Amazon's traditional Black Friday/Prime Day coupon code: NOVBOOK18 for $5 off a $20+ book order. I'm thinking of using it to get the Nitro book. One note: For some reason, using coupon codes seems to take away your "verified purchase" status if you review the book, if you care about such things. Made me look like an illicit bootlegger when I reviewed @Liam O'Rourke's Pillman book, even though I did purchase it legitimately from Amazon. Might've just been a glitch at the time though. Who knows?
  7. A couple of new Kindle deals: Free (wrestling novels) - The Condemned - Buddy Cooper Finds a Way: A Novel - The Secret Life of Dr. Demented 99 cents - Ted DiBiase - Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask I remember the Mysterio book being surprisingly great.
  8. Full list of price drops on WWE books: 99 cents - Andre the Giant: A Legendary Life - Showdowns: The 20 Greatest Wrestling Rivalries of the Last Twenty Years - Batista Unleashed - Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness - Diary of a Heartbreak Kid: Shawn Michaels' Journey into the WWE Hall of Fame - My Favorite Match: WWE Superstars Tell the Stories of Their Most Memorable Matches - The World Wrestling Entertainment Yearbook 2003 Edition - Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar - WWE Legends - Superstar Billy Graham: Tangled Ropes $1.99 - Adam Copeland On Edge - Hollywood Hulk Hogan - Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body It's been years since I've read Superstar Billy Graham: Tangled Ropes, but I remember liking it. That's probably the one sure buy for me. (Edit: I bought it.) Wrestling for My Life, the HBK religious/wrestling book, is surprisingly good. I actually liked it more than his first book. No idea how Diary of a Heartbreak Kid is though. I remember My Favorite Match being a fun read. Adam Copeland On Edge was written too early in his career, but it's good for what it is. This is where the JBL shower story comes from. If you look up the term "wrestling bubble," this would be it - with Edge describing the experience as some kind of rite of passage and honor, or at least that's how it came across to me.
  9. Yep. Several of them are. I'm going to post a list in a few minutes.
  10. Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness just dropped to 99 cents on Kindle. Just be aware that it's more about Dustin's drug issues and daddy issues and less about his wrestling career, so don't expect any deep insight on his great matches and angles. I may re-buy it on Kindle anyway - not sure yet. I haven't checked to see if any other WWE books have dropped in price. I'll update the thread if there's anything else. Edit: More below...
  11. Chiming in with a recommendation for Teeny: Professional Wrestling's Grand Dame. I was in the mood to read it after listing to the first few episodes of the Jerry Jarrett podcast. It's an absolutely riveting read and a must for any wrestling fan, historian, etc. You can borrow it for free with Kindle Unlimited or get the Kindle book for $4 otherwise. The paperback is around $15. However you choose to read it, it's worth it.
  12. I thought the @Liam O'Rourke book was fantastic. What was Bischoff's problem with it?
  13. Where is this book available? I can't find it on Amazon. Google leads me to https://wcwnitrobook.com/ but I have no idea if that's the right book. The ebook price is way out of whack, and only in non-Kindle ePub format (I can convert it with Calibre, but the conversion is never perfect). Plus, the site doesn't exactly look professional or like something I'd feel confident giving my payment information to. Edit: I just noticed a PayPal option, so at least there's that. I have no idea why you wouldn't launch a book on Amazon in this day and age. Hopefully it eventually shows up there, and at a reasonable price on Kindle. $18 for an ebook is madness. Still, part of me is kinda tempted to spring for the paperback. Please let us know your thoughts after you finish it, @dokdoyle.
  14. A bunch of WWE-published books are on sale for 99 cents on Kindle: As always, narrow the reviews by Kindle edition to make sure there are no OCR conversion issues (typos, bad formatting, etc. that weren't in the paper versions). - Are We There Yet?: Tales from the Never-Ending Travels of WWE Superstars - Big Apple Takedown (WWE) - The Condemned (WWE) - Have More Money Now: A Commonsense Approach to Financial Management (Wwe) - The Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie: Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks (Wwe S) - Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D.--The Reality of Amy Dumas (WWE) - Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s - The Marine (WWE) - Rumble Road: Untold Stories from Outside the Ring (WWE) - See No Evil (WWE) - Showdowns: The 20 Greatest Wrestling Rivalries of the Last Twenty Years (WWE) - Tales from Wrescal Lane (WWE) - Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body (WWE) - The Ultimate World Wrestling Entertainment Trivia Book: The Ultimate WWE Trivia Book - The Unauthorized History of DX (WWE) - Unscripted (WWE) - The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship - WWE Legends
  15. Jimmy Korderas's book is now $5 on Kindle. Likely a temporary sale price, but it's been that price a few times before according to ereaderiq.com. That site's price-tracker alerted me, so I bought it this time. The Wrestling Journeyman: Life and Times of an Indy Wrestler: From History MAKER to History Teacher by Dusty Wolfe is currently FREE on Kindle. This is a full-length book, not one of the weird 10-page articles he sells a bunch of on the Kindle store.
  16. Plus, Dillon is on Kindle for $10. https://smile.amazon.com/Wrestlers-Are-Like-Seagulls-McMahon-ebook/dp/B00JCZJEBK/
  17. You might be better off selling them individually. Even then, the sticker shock is too much for me.
  18. So, anyone else get WWE Raw: The First 25 Years? I bought it for the hell of it but haven't had a chance to flip through it yet. Positive review here though: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/Reviews/2018/05/17/22778261.html
  19. I'd feel bad for the person if it was anyone other than Feinstein.
  20. Now you have me wanting something I never knew I wanted - and something we can never have. I wonder what his approach would have been. We'll never know, but I'm guessing he would've lightheartedly poked fun at himself. "Yeah, I was a fookin' dumbass, mate, but having milk injected in me arse was one way to lighten the mood. The hours were long and the miles were many. You had to have fun to pass the time. Too many people forgot how to do that. My cousin Tommy (Dynamite) had a constant stick up his arse, and don't even get me started on Bret."
  21. Thanks. I see it's available through Kindle Unlimited, so I've borrowed it. Sounds like a lot of fun. BTW, speaking of KU, I just finished Jeanie Clarke's book. It's mostly about her massive drug problem, so it's quite depressing. The only difference between Jeanie Clarke and Melanie Pillman as parents is that Jeanie's kids still like her. The book's page count is padded with a lot of by-the-numbers recaps of Austin's career. Austin never physically abused Jeanie - or at least there's no mention of it in the book - but there are a lot of other tidbits about Austin and others. I'll spoiler tag them, in case people are interested in reading this. All in all, despite the depressing subject matter, there are some good tidbits. (This sentence is repeated at the end because the board is refusing to let me edit anything after the spoiler tags.)
  22. Out of this list, the only ones I've read are Cappetta and Bischoff. I'll go against the consensus on this board (so far) and say that I personally consider the Cappetta book one of the best wrestling books I've ever read. Unlike the Bischoff book, Cappetta's career was over by this point and he had no reason to hold anything back. He's honest without being sleazy. Bischoff's book is like being stuck at a boring corporate board meeting, and as others have already pointed out, you aren't going to get much from it because it was written while he was still in the E. Warning: Lombardi's book only works on tablets (Fire or otherwise) because it's a literal re-creation of what the physical book looks like. It will not work on a traditional e-ink Kindle. Very stupid.
  23. Yet, half of the women today would benefit exponentially if they had characters as defined as LayCool was. "Generic" would describe them far more than LayCool IMO. Anyway, how the hell did I become the sole defender of Lay-frickin'-Cool on this board? I doubt I put as much thought into them when they were actually around. I did like their "mean girls" heel act though.
  24. They were betters acts and characters than LayCool? (Which is what I said.) Not even close. Better wrestlers? Yes, of course. (Although I always found McCool to be pretty decent in the ring - at least for the standards of the time.) How did AJ bury people? Do you mean her so-called "pipe bomb" promo, or something else? I'm pretty sure that was just a way of highlighting Total Divas and creating a storyline between her and them. 'Course, she and Punk seemed to have a perpetual chip on their shoulders, so it wouldn't surprise me in the least if she really did consider herself "above" the other women (which is both understandable and arrogant). Agreed. Ivory was criminally wasted. So was Molly Holly. Ironically, Molly is inducting Ivory into the HOF. I imagine they probably related to being pushed aside.
  25. You guys act like there were only shitty models during that era, but there were some good wrestlers too. I agree, though - there were definitely more shitty models than good wrestlers. In AJ's book, she talked about how frustrating it was to be passionate about wrestling because that was seemingly used against her.
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