- Paperback: 573 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press (27 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091932866
- ISBN-13: 978-0091932862
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.8 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hitman Paperback – 27 May 2010
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"The best wrestling book there is, the best wrestling book there was and maybe even the best wrestling book there ever will be" (The Sun)
"Packed with drugs, sex, vicious family in-fighting and tales of life on the road ... Hart names names and lays it all bare in his own words'" (The Globe and Mail)
"A legend!" (The Rock)
"Bret Hart still makes me believe that wrestling is good" (Hulk Hogan)
"Amazingly detailed and meticulously crafted ... Hitman will stand the test of time as one of the definitive wrestling biographies" (Publishers Weekly)
The international bestseller by 'the living legend of wrestling' - The Sun
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Top Customer Reviews
You will laugh, you will cry and some of it you will be shocked by. Has some great stories from Bret's time wrestling for his Dad in Canada. His time in the WWE (indepth look at the famous screwjob). To his time in WCW and after his retirement.
If you are a wrestling fan then this is a must read book. Still worth a read though to learn about a Canadian Hero. Overall a great insight to a wrestling legand.
This was a real eye opener to me on the whole 'Montreal Screwjob' scenario that I had only really heard of in passing before, and as a result when I learned that Bret's open and honest autobiography was about to be released I ordered it straight away, and I must say that this book is fascinating.
Early on the book seems like an extremely honest but somewhat by-the-numbers wrestling autobiography, in which Bret describes starting out with his brothers and later Jim Neidhart, Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith, and he is very open about the drugs and sex and real violence that followed them around throughout their early tours.
The antics described in much of the first half of the book will shock and quite possibly appall some readers, and certainly shattered a few of my childhood illusions, but Bret still comes across as a good guy trying to do his best in a world full of temptations (and I believe him). The real beauty of the chronicling of Bret's fledging career though comes in the foreshadowing of world famous events down the line, such as early encounters with Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels, and Bret's lovingly written memories of his late brother Owen, all of which make sure that you can't help but keep reading.Read more ›
Every word of this tale is well thought out and to the point. You feel the pain, the joy, everything that Bret Hart has lived through.
Few wrestling books can claim to be great, and none have ever come close to Mick Foleys first autobiograhpy "have a nice day". That is untill now.
Quite simply, the best wrestling book there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be.
Bret certainly has a lot to say, the book weighs in at a hefty 553 pages, but the level of detail on events which occur over the 40 year span of the book make for an engrossing, page turning narrative, telling the story of the Hart brothers from kids wrestling in the Dungeon at Hart house to a family dominating WWF storylines for several years. Often, Bret points out that he was the real brains behind a lot of the Federations best spots, including the WrestleMania X ladder match, giving the ideas to McMahon to excitedly "scribble down in his little black book". This makes sense as Bret cut his teeth not only as a performer but also a booker in his father's Stampede Wrestling organisation. Wrestling is in the very blood he so often spilled in the name of entertainment.
Whilst Bret will refer starkly to the painkiller and steroid abuse he witnessed along the way, much is made of his own Achilles heel, beautiful women. Bret talks candidly of the breakdown of his marriages and of one night stands as his "addiction".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I started this book as a fan of Bret Hart, but after 550 pages of his whinging, my opinion has completely changed. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Neil
My good its long and boring. He's just too boring for any humour or interesting storiesPublished 1 month ago by paul
A great story of a fantastic life! A must for wrestling fans! Would love to get an edit on the years after this story. Maybe one day ;)Published 3 months ago by Luis Pereira
Fantastically written and a real insight into the world of wrestling.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really in depth and now have a completely different view of the WWE. Screw you Vince! Hitman for ever!!!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Its a really interesting read, a part of me thinks that it may have been exaggerated in parts. But a nice long read.Published 6 months ago by Alex
A Great read, a MUST for Hitman fans , old and new alike, revelations galore! Gives us an insight to the world of wrestling on the inside... No holds barred!! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tamsin Dibdin