Ric Flair: To Be the Man

Przednia okładka
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.
 

Co mówią ludzie - Napisz recenzję

Oceny użytkowników

Z 5 gwiazdkami
4
Z 4 gwiazdkami
2
Z 3 gwiazdkami
1
Z 2 gwiazdkami
0
Z 1 gwiazdką
0

LibraryThing Review

Recenzja 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 Review

Recenzja 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

Wybrane strony

Spis treści

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1BLACK MARKET BABY
CHAPTER 2BREAKING INTO THE BUSINESS
CHAPTER 3MR CHARISMA
CHAPTER 4THE MAN WHO SAVED WRESTLING
CHAPTER 5WHERE DOES A TURKEY LIKE THIS FIT INTO MY PLANS?
CHAPTER 6I AINT STUPID ENOUGH
CHAPTER 7SIXTYMINUTE MAN
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 18HUMILIATION
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?
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Prawa autorskie

Inne wydania - Wyświetl wszystko

Kluczowe wyrazy i wyrażenia

Informacje o autorze (2010)

Keith Elliot Greenberg coauthored Legends of Wrestling: Freddie Blassie -- Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks with wrestling icon "Classy" Freddie Blassie shortly before his death in 2003. A third-generation wrestling fan and senior writer for World Wrestling Entertainment publications, Greenberg is the author of more than thirty nonfiction children's books, and has written for The New York Observer, USA Today and The European, among others. He's also an award-winning television producer whose credits include 48 Hours, America's Most Wanted, Court TV, VH-1, PBS, and The History Channel. He and his family live in Brooklyn, New York.

Informacje bibliograficzne