Now Chris dishes the dirt on his rivalries with other wrestling legends. Aside from the fact that Chris Jericho is one deliciously sexy hunk of awesomeness, he's also a witty and intelligent story-teller. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. He would do so a month later, on June 30. Free shipping on all us orders over 10 overview chris jericho is the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the wwe and wcw and has been called one of the fifty greatest wrestlers of all time. I laughed out loud a few times at his wordplay. If the reader was to flip to a random page in the book, he would find a lighthearted line somewhere in there, even during some of the dour moments of the book.
The thing I love most about this book is that you watch little Christopher Keith Irvine grow up through Jack Action, He-Man, Chris Cherrycoo, and finally, the world famous Chris Jericho. J47 A3 2007 Followed by A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex is an autobiography of ,. If you aren't, I think you will still like it. One of the best Biographies I've read by far. Took me a while to finish this, Jerichos first tale, not that I didn't want to read it, life just got busy.
Though mine was a Firebird, like his Volare they'd both seen their best days in the mid to late 70's. I am an old school wrestling fan and worker myself but I admittedly don't know a thing about Chris Jericho but I enjoy reading about the business. Jericho is a good storyteller and knows how to be both funny and humble while showing people he's one of the best in the world maybe of all time at what he does. Although at times I thought the book was a little too long his writing style keeps you entrapped. Do you like stories about overcoming adversity, toughing it out, and making dreams come true in the end? In A Lion's Tale, he dishes the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Lance Storm to become a major superstar. In the same vein it was very tough reading about Jericho's love for and desire to work with Owen Hart, another wrestling tragedy, it was sad to read about Owen's funeral and the photo of Jericho, Nancy and Chris with Stu Hart.
It's the Jericho Curse bitch! Chris has truly lived a life full of experiences on what happens when you pursue your dreams. Chris just hijacks your attention and takes you on a ride of your or his, to be exact life. The book is followed by a sequel, , which was released in 2011. Like not losing his virginity until he was 20, saying dumb things when meeting other wrestlers, or soiling himself after drinking the water in Mexico. I am giving this more than one star just because I am an eight year Jericholic and admirer of his life. In all thought a good fun story, light enough to pick up and read a couple of chapters here and there, and engaging enough to keep you turning pages.
I ran across an autographed copy of his autobiography at Bardstown Booksellers a couple years back, read the book off and on and finished the book in May of this year. Even if you do not know Jericho that well, you will find great joy in his entertaining style of writing and his openness and vivid memory in relaying years' worth of daily events and emotions. Mick appears on the back cover, lamenting that this book might be better than his. Whether ripped-off by promoters, robbed at gunpoint or nearly paralysed after landing on his head during a match, Chris maintained his courage, determination and sense of humour about this dangerous and enthralling sport. He dishes the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Chris Benoit and Lance Storm to become a superstar. I thought it fun to read about how he came up with some of his moves and gimmicks. The nook book ebook of the a lions tale around the world in spandex by chris jericho at barnes noble free shipping on 350 or more membership gift cards stores events help.
I'm not a fan of pro wrestling, but after reading this book, I'm definitely a fan of Chris Jericho. My favorite gimmick of his was ultra serious, condescending asshole of a few years back. He is at the same time cocky and unsure of himself. He's relentlessly funny, charming and, at times, painfully honest. Responsibility: Chris Jericho with Peter Thomas Fornatale ; foreword by Jim Ross. Every aspiring wrestler had to have an extreme amount of physical and mental toughness in order to take as many athletic risks as they do.
I figured I could use a good garbage read before I went on with more heavy stuff. Abstract: This is the first true epic of wrestling books and should be on the shelf of every true wrestling fan. I don't watch it as much anymore, but in the 90's I used to love tuning into Monday Night Nitro to see what Chris Jericho would do next. I don't watch it as much anymore, but in the 90's I used to love tuning into Monday Night Nitro to see what Chris Jericho would do next. A lions tale around the world in spandex is an autobiography of professional wrestler chris jericho it details his life from his early years to his debut for world wrestling entertainment on august 9 1999. I knew so many of the old wrestlers that he met while on his way to the top and it was like chatting with an old friend. It is a beautifully written ending that has me excited for his second autobiography.
I am very surprised by this botch of a book, and I think I am correct in expecting much better. I'm only a bit over halfway through the book and I can tell this will be one that I will feel sad when it's over. However, Mick can write, and Mick is funny. He also admits he's had his share of bad matches, like the Super Liger debacle. I am also an avid fan of his Podcast Talk is Jericho and one of the best things I thought about this book while reading it was how it reads just like how Jericho speaks on his podcasts. I swear, when I were to look back at my life in 80 years with my sad gray ballsack hanging by my ankles, I will not have 5% of the stories that Chris already has in this book.
I have read it over twelve times, and each time it just gets better. None of that is mentioned in this book, which covers his early years, which were entertaining to read about. See Mick Foley twice , Ric Flair; Edge's book is in the same conversational tone and is a striking success. Reading about some of the wrestlers that I grew up watching as a kid was good fun, and the author's humor was fantastic. His writing is not impressive as his mic skills but, it is still a great read about one of the most entertaining individuals in pro wrestling. It details his life from his early years, to his début for World Wrestling Entertainment , on August 9, 1999. Though I was not able to follow Jericho's wrestling career as it happened or at least as in-depth as my fellow Millennials , I saw enough of Y2J that I admired his technical prowess in the ring and his promo and speaking ability.