- Taschenbuch: 432 Seiten
- Verlag: HarperEntertainment; Auflage: Reprint (7. November 2000)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 006103116X
- ISBN-13: 978-0061031168
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2,2 x 17,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 303 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 312.081 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Rock Say, The (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 7. November 2000
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Hot on the bleeding heels of Mankind's Have a Nice Day! comes another memoir by a bad-guy character World Wrestling Federation fans love to hate, edited by the same prose coach, the clever Jeremie Ruby-Strauss (and coauthored by Joe Layden). Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. the Rock--who calls himself "the People's Champion," affects an arched eyebrow to convey entertaining menace, and coins catch phrases like a standup comic--gives you plenty of colorful, jumbled action photos and the growling accounts of staged mayhem that made Mankind's book a bestseller. But his story is more interesting than that of Mankind, his occasional ring rival. The noisy action chapters alternate with passages of more reflective conventional autobiography: the Rock is a third-generation pro wrestler, and his book amounts to a history of the sport. His grandpa, High Chief Peter Maivia, was a Samoan important enough to be buried in Diamond Head's crater, and his dad, Rocky Johnson, was George Foreman's sparring partner and the first African American World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental champ. The Rock is candid about the battles his family faced outside the ring: the marriage-testing road lifestyle, his dad's most important win (over the bottle), and the author's own dangerous temper. There's something touching about the Rock's unpromising debut in his uncle Tonga's old trunks, in his reverence for his elders--and something scary about his reaction when he thinks people lack such respect.
What, you say? You'd rather hear about the Rock's "schmozz" (free-for-all) with Mankind, or Faarooq and the interracial Nation of Domination, or that Budweiser-popping piece of trailer trash Stone Cold Steve Austin, or the Undertaker, whose skin is "the color of bad meat"? You want to hear how he started out sleeping on a pungent mattress retrieved from a garbage dump and wound up wearing Versace shirts and chatting up Gennifer Flowers on TV at WrestleMania XIV? You crave the secrets of the Frankenstein, the Gorilla Position, Jake the Snake, and Mankind's Mandible Claw (a dirty sock he shoves down opponents' throats)? That's all here, too. Just hop in the ring--the Rock will show you around. --Tim Appelo -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
A star of the World Wrestling Federation presents his life story, discussing his growing up in a family of professional wrestlers, his unique balance of huge ego and huge talent, and his sports rivalries. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Yes, I was disappointed that the Rock (Dwane Johnson) didn't write the book all by itself. I also didn't care for the sections that were esentially play-by-plays of various matches as seen through the Rock's (the character, not Dwane Johnson's) eyes. I was familar with those matches and they were mostly a distraction from the book. I would have also liked to have seen more about his interactions with current co-workers Mankind and HHH. But I'll review this book for what it is, not what it isn't.
Dwane's story, the Rock's story . . . now that was entertaining. I was thoroughly engrossed, and couldn't put the book down. It was a quick read, but I really enjoyed his story, how he got to be "the most electrifying man in sports entertainment." It's great to see the man behind the character. It was also very cool seeing all the insights behind the scenes of pro wrestling. Dwane Johnson is an honest, compassionate, hard-working, and entertaining guy, and "The Rock Says. . ." is a very worthwhile read for anyone, wrestling fan or not.
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Alles was man als Fan vom Wrestling und von The Rock benötigt findet man in dem Buch (nur auf engl. erhältlich)Vor 8 Monaten von Plattfuss veröffentlicht
Dieses Buch zeigt ein Mal mehr, dass hinter den ach so "brutalen" Männern, wie sie oft hingestellt werden, liebevolle Familienväter stecken können und das sie... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. Februar 2003 von Stephie D.
Das Buch erzählt The Rochs Geschichte wirklich gut. Dieses Buch präsentiert die WWF. Denn ich finde das Wrestling in Deutschland unterdrückt wird ! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 6. Juni 2001 veröffentlicht
Dwayne Johnson has acomplished a lot in his 28 years but not enough to write a book. He's only been in the public eye for about 4 years so he just doesn't have enough to say. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Juli 2000 von Ryan LeBlanc
This book is witty, charming, and fantastic; exactly like the subject himself. I am not usualy a big book reader, but once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 30. Juni 2000 von JAMI
Well..I took Foley's advice and went and read the Rock's damn book. The first part of The Rock Says, ghost written by Joe Layden, is extremely interesting, giving the reader a lot... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 29. Juni 2000 von Maverick41
Well lets see where to begin even if your not a wrestling fan this book is for you! I need to say that I review wrestling ppv's and wrestling related products and this by far is... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 26. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht
This was an extremely good book. I had a difficult time putting it down. It took me about 3 days to read it cover to cover. For someone who does not read AT ALL, that's amazing. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 25. Juni 2000 veröffentlicht