A Lion’s Tale has ratings and reviews. Dan said: A Lion’s Tale is the biography of wrestler Chris Jericho, going from childhood to his moments. THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An action-packed, uplifting, exceed-your -dreams thrill ride.” -Associated PressChris Jericho has been. A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex is an autobiography of professional wrestler, Chris Jericho. It details his life from his early years, to his d├ębut for.

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Fighting off airport security with the beast Haku, having been robbed in Mexico by a girl and being left in the woods Like not losing his virginity until he was 20, saying dumb things when meeting other wrestlers, or soiling himself after drinking the water workd Mexico.

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I thought it fun to read about how he came up with some of his moves and gimmicks. 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.

There are quite a few nuggets of wisdom for life, soaked in wrestling, and they are greatly appreciated. The pre-wrestling stuff doesn’t take up much room and the rest is packed with road stories.

A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Back when I watched wrestling, he was one of the highlights: The writing is brimming his charisma an Knock knock. This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.


I figured I could use a good garbage read before I went on with more heavy stuff. From there, Jericho recalls a brief meeting with Keith Hart during the summer ofat the Hart Brothers Camp in Okotokswhilst accompanying his father to a charity golf game in Calgary. I have read lots of wrestling books lately and I enjoyed the tale of Jerico as told by Jerico. Reccommended for wrestling fans and especially fans of Jericho. He depends on a lot of in-jokes, and I suppose if you aren’t up to speed on old movies, heavy metal music, and old school wrestling you may be left scratching your head a few times.

Jericho would later join the band and Fozzy Osbourne would later evolve into the heavy metal band, Fozzywith Jericho as the lead vocalist and Ward playing lead guitar and singing back-up vocals. ECW November to Remember From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name email. When he speaks about the incident that happened to his mother, it is brutal and touching.

He paints a great picture of his life that is clear to see. Reading about some of the wrestlers that I grew up watching as a kid was good fun, worlc the author’s humor was fantastic. Chris Jericho is a funny guy.

A Lion’s Tale is Chris Jericho’s first venture in the world of authorship and he does a phenomenal job. Heavyweight champion Jericho recounts his bumpy rise to the top of professional wrestling in brash, jeficho, compulsively readable prose. Took me a while to finish this, Jerichos first tale, not that I didn’t want to read it, life just got busy.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. Any Condition Any Condition. This book is not all about wrestling, It’s a mans’s life, and the man just happens to be a wrestler.

Chris is a talented and humble man who has kept his humor and logical sense while still appreciating the little things that helped catapult him to the top of WWE’s superstars. Around the World in Spandex is an autobiography of professional wrestlerChris Jericho.

Wrestling biographies do not need to herald a standard of literary excellence because they should be concerned on highlighting the necessary aspects of an individual’s life and readability, but others have kn that strong and intelligent wrestling writing is possible. This book is full of hilarious stories from his storied and well traveled career. Second, it illuminated the behind-the scenes world of pro wrestling in the 80s and 90s, when the industry drew the most interest.

Right off, this is the most entertaining wrestling book I’ve ever read.