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When We Were Bouncers: Famous Actors, Athletes and Others Tell Insane Stories of Their Days Behind the Velvet Rope
 
 

When We Were Bouncers: Famous Actors, Athletes and Others Tell Insane Stories of Their Days Behind the Velvet Rope [Kindle Edition]

Paul Lazenby
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Before they were famous, THEY WERE BOUNCERS.

Hollywood actors, UFC champions, pro wrestling superstars and other exceptional people tell over ONE HUNDRED jaw-dropping stories from their days of mayhem in bars, stadiums and nightclubs all over the world. Here's a taste:

“When I was fourteen years old, I was a bouncer in a whorehouse in the Amazon.”
-- RENZO GRACIE, MMA/Jiu Jitsu legend

“I smiled a little and said, ‘Okay, I get it’. Then I SMASHED him in the face with a serving tray.”
-- THEO ROSSI, star of Sons of Anarchy

“With girls, all bets are off. They're gonna hit with their purse, pull hair, whatever they can do. There's no rules.”
-- SHAYNA "THE QUEEN OF SPADES" BASZLER, UFC fighter

“Little did I know I was about to find one of the strippers standing there, wearing nothing but a c*ck ring!”
-- ADAM "EDGE" COPELAND, WWE Hall-of-Famer

Other featured bouncers include UFC champions "EL GUAPO" BAS RUTTEN, DON "THE PREDATOR" FRYE and PAT "THE CROATIAN SENSATION" MILETICH; pro wrestling superstars LANCE STORM and SAMOA JOE; 'True Blood' and 'Night at the Museum' star PATRICK GALLAGHER; martial arts legend/stuntman "JUDO" GENE LEBELL and MANY, MANY MORE!

Compiled by actor, stuntman, MMA champion and 20-year bouncer Paul “The Mauler” Lazenby, these tales of shocking violence, back-room sex, and gut-busting hilarity are a must-read for all but the easily-offended! 
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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17224 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Punch Inna Face Publishing; 1 edition (8 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KVPUN6A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,884 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great, candid and hugely entertaining read 26 Jun 2014
By MF1987
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This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a great, entertaining biography full of wild characters and memorable stories. Although "When We Were Bouncers" is not a 'biography' or 'autobiography' in the obvious sense, the candid, honest and, at times, totally insane stories featured here are very raw and revealing. If you're a fan of any of the actors or pro fighters featured in the book, you will almost certainly read some anecdotes you never knew about.

Author Paul Lazenby, who is well known as a stuntman and actor himself, has done an excellent job essentially writing up conversations with his friends and peers and has turned them into a compelling e-book. These are the types of stories you'd hear in the bar or over a coffee, and not the journalist-friendly stuff you'd often encounter. This makes the book all the more special and gives the feeling you're getting the inside track from these guys. So prepare to be entertained and, occasionally, a little shocked!

I very much hope there's a follow-up down the road. Be sure to pick this up now! Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book 26 Jun 2014
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Great book with really good stories and very funny in parts. Well worth a read, roll on the 2nd book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun easy read 18 July 2014
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An easy read filled with some very funny stories. Not a book for intellectuals but an enjoyable read none the less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Buy! 13 Jun 2014
By Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is hilarious, insightful, and down right a good read. A must buy for anyone who wants to know the history of some of their favourite athletes and actors! It's also very inspirational for those that dream to one day make it big. We all start somewhere; these guys/gals started behind the velvet rope!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book ! 12 Jun 2014
By James T. Marsh - Published on Amazon.com
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This book brings me back to my youth, when I was a bouncer and doorman. I can relate to most of these stories, especially the crazy and hilarious stuff that sometimes occurs in that line of work. People who have never worked in the industry will probably enjoy it too, just to get a no holds barred peak into a different world. Entertaining and enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Face punching hilarity 23 Jun 2014
By Brian Peers - Published on Amazon.com
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Having spent 25 years in the nightclub business, I thought I'd heard every outrageous story you could imagine. I was wrong. This collection tops all others. These accomplished individuals drop bombs of hilarity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 21 Jun 2014
By Keith McAdam - Published on Amazon.com
A great read from start to finish. This book filled with totally crazy stories that make you laugh and cringe at the same time. It gives an awesome peek at what it's like to work as the "muscle" in bars, nightclubs and brothels around the world. Well worth the time! Buy it!
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