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BOOKER T FROM PRISON TO PROMISE Hardcover – 1 Sep 2012

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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Unknown (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605424684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605424682
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 2.3 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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"Booker's story is incredible. You've heard the term 'from rags to riches?' Booker had less than rags." --www.DougCataldo.blogspot.com

""Booker T" casts an honest, clear eye on the life of a kid who grows into a criminal, one who learns his lessons from a family and community of hustlers, dealers, pimps, prostitutes, thieves, and killers. He tells it straight, without excuse." --"PW Torch" (August 2012)

"Booker's T journey is not only a testament to someone's will for a better life, but an inspiring story that shows you can overcome anything with the will to be better than you were." --www.OtakusAndGeeks.com

"There will be times where a shiver runs down your spine, reading how fine a line he walked and lived; you will weep along with him as he recounts how death has affected him, from his parents to a girlfriend who commits suicide; there will also be times when you share in his elation, such as when he is paroled, or when he does his first spinaroonie." --Greg Oliver, www.slam.canoe.ca

"In Booker T: From Prison to Promise . . . you will read the most intimate details of the early life of one of the most famous American wrestlers of this generation. Say this for Booker T: he does not hold anything back." --Robert Weir, www.WrestlingFigs.com

"An uplifting story of setting one's life straight, "Booker T: From Prison to Promise" is well worth considering for fans of Booker's work and of memoirs about going straight." --"Midwest Book Review" (October 2012)

"The book is refreshingly honest and a raw tale of how one man overcame quite a bit of adversity, some of which was bad luck and some of which was self-induced, to become a success." --www.VoicesOfWrestling.com

"Highly educational, entertaining, and straight off the cuff. This leaves the reader wanting to know more. I cannot wait to read [Booker T. Huffman and Andrew William Wright's] next book! "Booker T" is a book with positive life-affirming lessons." --www.NightOwlReviews.com

About the Author

Booker T. Huffman is the WWE Smackdown General Manager and a trainer for the hugely popular reality series, "World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) Tough Enough." He holds 35 major professional titles within "WWE, World Championship Wrestling (WCW)," and "Total Nonstop Action (TNA)." He owns and operates Pro Wrestling Academy, a wrestling school which strives to help students ages 13 and up achieve their dreams. His nonprofit organization, "Booker T Fights for Kids Foundation," has supported many outreach endeavors, including the patient-focused campaign of the "National Marrow Donor Program(R), " overseas visits to U.S. troops, and displaced Hurricane Katrina victims. He lives in Houston, Texas. Andrew William Wright is an author, a producer, and a writer. He is the coauthor of "The Road Warriors" and has contributed to several New Jersey newspapers, including the" Asbury Park Press." He has produced "The Hardy Show" featuring Matt and Jeff Hardy and RVD-TV with Rob Van Dam. He lives in Ocean, New Jersey.


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Honest and compelling read. One of the best wrestling books out there. Fantastic
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Since witing this review, I have noticed the people buying this on kindle have much higher apprication for the book. I can only put that down to the price difference , in Kindle it is under £5 which I would pay for this book. I bought the hardcover (it is an insult to call it that as the book is tiny) which is more then triple the price, which is in no way worth the content.

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This book is a complete Rip off. It is ridiculous. It says the book is 336 pages. That is a lie the book is 211 pages including the acknowledgments. Even then the pages are so small the book could pass for a paperback! So that is 211 pages of wide margins. There is more white space on the page then actual words. That fact that they charged me £15.95 for a book worth £5.95 annoys me more than anything else. As for the wrestling aspect of the book let face it if you are buying this book then you are or were at some point a wrestling fan. The wrestling part of the book starts in the last 2 chapters. About 30 of these tiny pages. This book is a glorified introduction to Bookers second book he is planning! All wrestling fans should avoid this book. Unless you are the most die hard Booker T fan and must know every aspect of his childhood, teen and his early 20 which he spent in crime, in which case you might still be disappointed, because it say the story will be told in the narrative meaning many of the incidents are exaggerated or untrue. Brock got a lot of flack for the length of his book, Bookers is by comparison shorter and contains less about wrestling. This is a story about redemption but with this I feel Booker is still trying to hussel people.
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Ordered this by accident! Never heard of the guy & have no interest whatsoever in wrestling. Enjoyed reading it though. Inspirational.
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Booker’s book has got to be in my top ten wrestling books of all time. It is refreshing and different, and offers very little in the ways of the squared circle. Whatever. His journey is truly one of a kind, and this book is one of a kind. I could not recommend a book more than this one. It is a quick, really easy read, but with a compelling story. Trust me, this book is well worth the few hours it takes to read it. And congratulations to Booker T for his WWE Hall of Fame induction. Never has an individual so deserved it. SUCKAAAAAA!
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I have read various wrestling books over the years and I found this one a little tame to be honest. It was nice to read about his life before the ring but I thought I would have gotten more an insight in the wrestling side of things. Perhaps he is keeping that book on the back burner until he finishes with the WWE.
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Have to say though it was a short book (just over 210 pages long) I really enjoyed reading about Booker T and his life before he moved to WCW as part of Harlem Heat with his brother Stevie Ray!
It was amazing to see the hard life as a young man that he lived and the fact he was past around from family n friends. I found it interesting to see the pride he took in some of the petty crimes he participated in in his early life as well!!
I'd recommend this to anyone who loves wrestling and anyone who loves a rags to riches story!!
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By acb on 5 Jun. 2013
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product information not correct.number of pages is incorrect.too short a read.dont buy it.real disappointed.i was looking forward to reading it.
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After reading Jericho and foleys books it was a step down to read this ghost written piece. It's full of the standard cliches - 'mum cooking up a storm in the kitchen' etc. that said, it's an interesting story - I wish it detailed his wrestling in Texas. As it stands you only get twenty odd pages that cover three years of wrestling.

Missed opportunity
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