Ric Flair: To Be the Man
Simon and Schuster, 11 maj 2010 - 480
Throughout the years, there may have been equally charismatic performers, comparable athletes, and even better interviews, but none were blessed with the same combination of talents to manage to stay on top for over three decades.
To wrestling fans, the Nature Boy is a platinum-blond deity, a sixteen-time world champion who accurately boasted that he could have a five-star match with a broom. No matter how limited the opponent, Flair had the skill and determination to bounce all over the mat, transforming his rival into a star. When the camera light went on, "Slick Ric" could convince viewers that, if they missed an upcoming match, a momentous life experience would pass them by. Flair's opponents were challenged with this simple taunt: "To be the man, you have to beat the man."
Away from the arena, Richard Morgan Fliehr spent years struggling with his own concept of what it meant to be a man. He suffered periods of crushing self-doubt, marital strife and—in a profession where there was room for only one Ric Flair—broken friendships.
Ric Flair: To Be the Man, cowritten with Keith Elliot Greenberg, chronicles the anguish and exhilaration of Flair's life and career—in painfully honest detail. In addition to his own words, Flair's story is enriched by anecdotes from ring greats like Superstar Billy Graham, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Harley Race, Sgt. Slaughter, David Crockett, Arn Anderson, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.
To Be the Man traces the rise of one of wrestling's most enduring superstars to the pinnacle of the sports entertainment universe, and is a must-read for every wrestling fan.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecenzja użytkownika - branimal - LibraryThing
When I was 6 years old, I became a fan of the World Wrestling Federation. In fact, I was probably their ideal fan. We never subscribed to TBS, therefore, I had no exposure to World Championship ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
LibraryThing ReviewRecenzja użytkownika - HvyMetalMG - LibraryThing
Yes, I like wrestling. Nobody's perfect! Anyway, this is another biography pushed out of the WWE marketing department. There are some interesting stories about Flair's career and life, but nothing any real wrestling fan doesnt already know. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję
CHAPTER 13TEST OF TIME
CHAPTER 14LIKE ICE CREAM TO COW MANURE
CHAPTER 15THE REAL WORLDS CHAMP
CHAPTER 16THIS GUYS GOT A VISION
CHAPTER 17HIS EXCELLENCY WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US
CHAPTER 19FIRE ME IM ALREADY FIRED
CHAPTER 20THIS IS HOW I TRAVEL YOU JACKASS
CHAPTER 8YOUVE BEEN HERE BEFORE AND WEVE NEVER BEEN THE SAME
CHAPTER 9ANY KIND OF HEAT I CAN GET
CHAPTER 10THINGS ARE TAKING PLACE
CHAPTER 11I JUST HAPPEN TO BE YOUR MASTER
CHAPTER 12THE DUSTY FINISH
CHAPTER 21IS ZSA ZSA GABOR SICK THIS WEEK?
CHAPTER 22WE KNOW YOU CAN HANDLE IT
CHAPTER 23DONT YOU KNOW WHO I AM?