Bobby Heenan is a former professional wrestling manager and color commentator who was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2004. Steve Anderson has been covering the sport of wrestling since 1990. His articles and cartoons have graced the covers of "Pro Wrestling Illustrated" and "World of Wrestling." Currently, he writes for "Last Lap," "Total Wrestling," and "Wrestling Digest." He lives in Farmington, Minnesota. Hulk Hogan is a professional wrestler who is a 12-time world heavyweight champion. He was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2005.
Following in the footsteps of the likes of Mick "Mankind" Foley, The Rock and Kurt Angle, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan has become the latest professional wrestler to set his life on the mat to the page. While the book certainly won't challenge for any literary prizes, Heenan-a funny, cocky guy with an intelligence that goes well beyond his 8th grade education-is surprisingly charming. A pro wrestler since the 1960s, Heenan recounts the early days spent wrestling bears in Canada, getting cheated by promoters and bleeding in smoky gyms and halls across the northeast, all for as little as $10 a night. A devoted family man, Heenan finally made a comfortable living off the sport he loves in the 1980s and 1990s and has spent a lifetime reveling in the attention (and venom) his supporters and detractors have thrown his way. 22 pages of b&w photos (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.