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Benoit : Wrestling With the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport - Steven Johnson


Wrestling With the Horror that Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport

Paperback Published: 31st October 2007
ISBN: 9781550228120
Number Of Pages: 180

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The life and alarming death of acclaimed professional wrestler Chris Benoit are explored in this timely and exhaustive biography. In June 2007 Benoit committed suicide after killing his wife and son, and the media coverage surrounding this event—as well as the facts of the case and its effects on professional wrestling—are all extensively addressed. Benoit’s life prior to and during his pro wrestling career is examined, as is his significant impact on the wrestling world and widespread popularity. This close-up look at one of pro wrestling’s greatest and most lamented figures also presents the place of his tragedy in the darker side of wrestling’s history.

"This book contains a series of essays written by four of the best wrestling journalists in the world, presenting a very informative version of the life and death of Chris Benoit and his family." --"Wrestling Observer"
"For a book of essays rushed to print, it's remarkably cohesive...reads as though it were penned by one hand. Good chunks of the book grapple with a subject that wrestling fans are still debating today." --"SLAM! Sports"
"Benoit is from a team of experts who get it right. . . . It's a quick, intense read-- but well worth it. The bonus for me was that I trust the work of these writers. They know what they're talking about." --Professor Wrestling
"Highest recommendation." --"Georgia Wrestling History"
"One of the best wrestling biographies ever. . . . A direct and honest account of Brody's career." --"Miami Herald"
"Benoit looks at this terrible event in its greater cultural context, and it does so with the integrity and passion that each of its contributors has shown in years of experience in the world of pro wrestling." --"PWInsider"
"Will give the average person . . . some insight into the world of a professional wrestler." --Online World of Wrestling
"Four wrestling journalists pen essays about . . . Chris Benoit. Irvin Muchnick closes the book with a gem." --"Quill & Quire"

ISBN: 9781550228120
ISBN-10: 1550228129
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 31st October 2007
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.26